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I’m kind of sick of men acting like attractive nerd girls are a rare specimen that need to be captured and harnessed for love.
A guy on a nerd Facebook group I’m part of posted that he met a cute girl who was wearing a Deathly Hallows necklace and added,’I just met you, and this is crazy, but…marry me?’
As if being cute and a nerd at the same time is rare enough that he needs to find the first girl who wears a Harry Potter necklace and marry her? I understand that it’s a joke, but on some level, it isn’t.
Harry Potter is great. But it is not exclusive to nerds. Someone wearing a Harry Potter related necklace does not mean they are invested in the nerd culture, and even if they are, is Harry Potter (or [insert your fandom here]) + being attractive the only things that matter? Because I would bet you that there are tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of attractive female Harry Potter fans. Harry Potter is not exactly a nerdy thing to like. And not everyone who likes Harry Potter is automatically an amazing person.
Maybe it’s an arbitrary thing to be annoyed by, but it seems to me that nerd culture has found a whole new way to simplify and objectify women. I just feel like judging a woman by her willingness to openly display association with a fandom is absurd. Not to mention the idea that she is also cute is the only other factor that matters? Attraction matters. I’ll be the first person to say that. But idk. I think the annoying part is that literally any type of person could like Harry Potter; we’ve all been exposed to it. Being attractive and liking Harry Potter is not rare and treating it like it is is kind of annoying. I wish I could better articulate why this is so annoying to me, but I really can’t.