Kudos to my friend Nico who found this hilarious video by the SMBC Theater. I’ve been collecting articles, photos, memes and blog post about geek or nerd girls for a while now. Women who are into geekdom, especially if they are pretty or do sexy cosplay, are accused by some of being “fake geek girls” and of only pretending to like geekdom to get the attention of men.
This video hits a lot of stereotypes about geeks and nerds and shows that geeks can laugh at themselves and the extremes some geeks go to. Interestingly enough, they don’t talk about the possibility that women might fake to be nerds or the fact that they do so to get attention. Instead, they joke about the possibility that women might leave in the middle of a raid to care for their kids and what criteria for true nerdiness are.
Let me know what you think!
– The Geek Anthropologist