The typical geek/nerd is often characterized by the T-shirts they wear, whether it’s a character or logo from their favorite video game to a smart, tongue-in-cheek nerdy saying that maybe only fellow geeks/nerds would think is funny or would get.
Last week I was scrolling through my Twitter feed when I encountered this Kotaku article with a video clip of MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough calling men in their twenties weak, stay at home gamers who have no chance in hell of ever getting married. Okay, he didn’t say that last part verbatim but he might as well have. This comment was prompted by a recent study concerning how the role of men and women in the household is shifting. According to the study, more women are considered the breadwinners of the family, a role that used to traditionally be considered a man’s job.
Being a geek is a label I identify with closely. I watch and own a ton of my favorite anime series and movies, read a lot of shojo manga in my spare time, and play video games. I even own some cool action figures thanks to my own purchases or friends who have been kind enough to give them to me as gifts. If you met me in real life, I doubt anyone would instantly slap on the geek label. Not on the surface anyway. This is why outer appearances are always deceiving.