So I've seen a few of these images lately.
And everyone reacting on the picture would be like MY GOD THIS IS SOOOOO TRUE OMGROFLMAO. Even people who are actually nerds would say this is true.
First things first. I totally agree on the part of "I have glasses with no lenses on, I have one shirt that has Pikachu on it (although it does have so much cleavage my boobs almost fall out) and I've played on my boyfriend's XboX once" does not make you a nerd. No. Just, no. Get out.
But. One big fat but. Am I really the only one who sees so many wrong things in this image?
What excessively irks me is that the "actual nerds" in this picture are completely stereotyped too. They look unhappy, they can't dress, their hygiene is probably lacking, and of course they all have glasses, crooked teeth and terrible acne.
This is all very "I'm judging you on your appearance". On two sides, really. There's the part of "if you don't look good you must be a nerd" (I'm not gonna get into the definition of "good".. just interpret it as what SOCIETY thinks is good-looking) And there's the opposite, which I've very much been experiencing myself. "You don't look like a nerd, so you're not one"
*Note: if anyone tells me that again, im gonna hit them on the head with the fifth Harry Potter book. The hard-covered one.
Well, let me tell you this. I am a nerd(fighter). I enjoy learning and thoughtful discussion. I value reading over Jersey Shore and Life of the Kardashians. I like gaming, and I hate it when people call me "gamer girl" cause my gender should make no difference in a game. I like programming and I spent my vacations in school, setting up computers and networks and electricity. Me and my friends don't go out getting drunk and partying, we talk, play Monopoly and drink lemonade. We set up LAN-parties in the student cafetaria, we have endless discussions about Harry Potter and about how we could improve our school website (cause oh God it sucks). I could go on for a while, but you get the gist. If you think I can't be a nerd because my eyesight is nearly perfect, I have a slightly dry skin so I never had acne, and I don't prefer Skyrim (or any other game) over showering, that's your problem. All I can say in that case is, try to stop being ignorant and stereotyping and a general idiot.
With kind regards,