Nerd Alert

Portlandia Issues Heartfelt Plea to Make ‘Nerd’ a Dirty Word Again

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By and large, Ladybeat likes to stay out of the nerd-shaming business. Unlike slut-shaming, its equally insidious cousin, nerd-shaming in the Ascendancy of Zuck has come to be defined as calling out people–most often comely people with human lady parts–for not being nearly nerdy enough. (See: meme, Fake Geek Girl.)

And while that rankles, it’s equally as hard to cede the “nerd” label to well-adjusted types with nary an esoteric obsession.¬†You cool jerks would never have sat at our lunch table, etc. Read More