I’m going to get so much hate for this…
You all seem to hate the Nerd Girl Meme (you know, this one) for being a sort of false representation of girls who play video games or are interested in “nerd culture”, created by misogynistic men to shame such women. You seem to think that countering this by making “Misunderstood” Nerd Girl memes (like this) will either stop such men from continuing to make these memes, or spread awareness of this great injustice, I don’t really know.
What I do know, however, is that this meme, shockingly, isn’t directed at women in general, but instead, even more shockingly, people who many of you make fun of already. Seriously, all I see some of you do is make fun of that girl on your Facebook feed who’s wearing those cheap 3D glasses with the lenses punched out, or posing provocatively with console controllers.
You say “Oh, what a slut! She doesn’t understand what it’s like to be a ~*~real nerd~*~ like me!”, and then you see this meme and scream “This offends me! You can’t treat women like this!” believing there is a difference.
Before you go and counter with an “Oh, but this is different! I know that girl from my school! We know nothing about this poor girl in this picture!”, I just want to say NO
I want to say no because that’s not the point.
Some neckbeardy guy on the internet did not see a picture of a girl with “NERD” written on her hand in sharpie and think “WHAT? WOMan on tHE INTERNET THInk she is NERD?!? WOman can’t be NERD!!! IS agaiNST RULES!!!”. The meme was created as a personification of those ‘annoying Facebook girls’ so people could express their feelings about them in a way many others can relate to, not to shame girls who like these things. Of all places, I would expect tumblr to be able to tell the difference between gamer girls and girls who play games.
And before you go all “CIS MALE SCUM DOENS’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT FEEEMALES!”, I am not only a female, but one who, with my other female friends, find these jokes funny because I know people like this. That is the point of the meme.
So, moral of the story: either stop being hypocritical or have a sense of humor. Arguing about something like this is seriously not going to solve anything.
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