Is “Nerd Girl” An Oxymoron?

Breaking Moulds

It has recently come to my attention that my status as a nerd may be in question. Apparently, according to some of my fellow humans, my inherentย female-ness exempts me from certifiable nerddom.

"Fake nerd girls" have earned their own meme for becoming so problematic. โ€œFake nerd girlsโ€ have earned their own meme for becoming so problematic.

Where were these authority figures while I was withering awayย in nerdy, socially-awkwardย seventh-grade misery? Where were they in high school while I was desperately trying to prove I wasnโ€™t a nerd, to tell me I had nothing to worry about because it wasnโ€™t physically possible for me to be one anyways?

I suppose Iย should be celebrating my newfound freedom, running towards the welcoming embrace of the cool kids with arms outstretched. But, as it happens, Iโ€™ve grown rather attached to the label. So, in solidarity with the ladies featured on a recent music video by โ€œThe Doubleclicks,โ€ I hereby present a selectionย of my Nerd Credentials in orderโ€ฆ

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