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« on: June 23, 2008, 01:25:18 PM »

So sayeth the internet.

I don't have much to add except reading this article reminds me of my physics teacher back in college.  She was a first-year alumni teacher, very young, very good looking, and she used to be a cheerleader at the school.  I always had trouble wrapping my head around that sexy cheerleader physics nerd thing. :P
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2008, 02:40:31 PM »

Nerd girls can be hot.  Just be prepared to like dark hair and glasses I suppose.

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Women gamers now even outnumber men ages 25-34, according to a 2006 study by the Consumer Electronics Association.

I highly doubt that.
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2008, 03:10:43 PM »

Maybe that figure includes all the receptionists playing solitaire while answering phones.
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2008, 03:13:43 PM »

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Maybe that figure includes all the receptionists playing solitaire while answering phones.


Yay! I'm a statistic!
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2008, 06:36:38 PM »

That's bull.  Nerd girls are following more of a fashion style then being actual nerds.  Nerdiness for girls has become cool now for them so they're just whoring it up, while the guys who are true nerds are still shunned.  The true nerd girls are also still mostly left alone while these faux nerds who play a few games, dress a certain way THINK they're nerds.  They're not.
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2008, 07:32:27 PM »

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That's bull.  Nerd girls are following more of a fashion style then being actual nerds.  Nerdiness for girls has become cool now for them so they're just whoring it up, while the guys who are true nerds are still shunned.  The true nerd girls are also still mostly left alone while these faux nerds who play a few games, dress a certain way THINK they're nerds.  They're not.



I agree.
It's more the chicks that act nerdy/punkish for attention.
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2008, 11:49:03 PM »

I remember when I was in high school and I saw all these beautiful, slender brunettes with short skirts and glasses, and I remember the lascivious thoughts in my head and the curt glances we gave each other.

And now whenever I see that kind of girl, I have to look away in fear I'll be arrested.

Someone tell some college women nerds are sexy, because I haven't ever seen one who's been older than 17.
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2008, 10:19:12 AM »

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Maybe that figure includes all the receptionists playing solitaire while answering phones.

Hahaha, guess it would also cover my dumb bitch supervisor who plays Solitaire anytime she doesn't think someone's looking.

If you're going to sneak in a computer game at least make it interesting :P
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2008, 01:43:11 PM »

Not exactly new. It's like the girlgamer thing, but only on a larger scale.

2000: Oh my god, you're a girl and you play games? You must be an ugly and overweight nerd! I bet you suck at gaming!

2005: Oh my god, you're a girl and you play games? Are you hot? Photo please! Will you suck my ****?

Like that, only with more spelling errors and swearing.

First they don't take me seriously because I'm female, now they don't take me seriously because I'm not hot enough to work as a model/pornstar :/
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2008, 04:08:41 PM »

Wouldn't the number of female video game consumers over 30 be high anyway, since many of them would be moms buying games for their kids?  

How I love thy deceptive nature, statistics.  

The whole "nerdy-chic" thing is what I would analogize to "girlfriend metal."  I consider a band like Killswitch Engage "girlfriend metal" because it's heavy metal your girlfriend would listen to to try and be "metal-chic" but who does not have the consistency to sit through an entire Cannibal Corpse or Nile album.  I once had this beer called Black Fly Stout which was a rather watered-down stout that's a total "girlfriend stout" where your girlfriend would drink it for the "cool factor" of drinking stout but cannot handle a real stout like draft Guinness.  

Although with genres of music like emo being very popular on visual mediums like MTV, pale skinny boys with messy hair and plastic horn-rim glasses, basically 1950's nerds, are considered desirable in many circles.  So it's just the whole marketability of the "nerd-chic" look.
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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2008, 04:22:33 PM »

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now they don't take me seriously because I'm not hot enough to work as a model/pornstar :/


Don't sell yourself short - there are lots of kinds of porn out there!

Oh, wait.  That's probably the wrong kind of encouragement. ;)


My wife agrees with you, though - she's been into games for a long time now, and has seen kind of the same curve happen.
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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2008, 05:35:34 PM »

You can't really base an arguement on Guinness when it's nothing more than a mediocre mainstream stout...
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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2008, 05:36:16 PM »

I'd always found 'cute' to be just as attractive as 'sexy'. And cute often ends up being nerdy. Of course the articles theme seems to be a lot less 'cute is hot' as 'Dallas cheerleaders want to come to your house for some world of warcraft and then have sex with you.'.
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« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2008, 07:43:16 PM »

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Women gamers now even outnumber men ages 25-34, according to a 2006 study by the Consumer Electronics Association.

I highly doubt that.


Keep in mind that stat is based on mostly people who are casual gamers, so in that regard it is fairly accurate.  On a related note, I can confirm that most people who call in about cell phone games are female, just for what it's worth.  Now the other end of the spectrum is still heavily biased towards males, but that's what you get when like 95% of the games out there have a target market of 14ish males.
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« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2008, 01:16:56 PM »

Maybe it's not that men are as shallow as ever so smart women have to be more attractive to be taken seriously, but that men like intelligent women so all the hot girls have to get smart before any of the boys will notice them.... But I doubt it, somehow.
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