Yesterday, I was procrastinating on Pinterest when I came across this pin:
(Yes, I did go all the way back through my browser history to find that. Also, we’re going to ignore the poor text editing.)
Of course, this is just one of many pictures just like this. If you searched “nerd girl problem” on the internet, you’d end up with a plethora of images very similar to the one above. I’ve seen them dozens of times, and to be honest, I think they’re ridiculous and usually ignore them. However, I came across this one in particular, and something about it rubbed me the wrong way.
But before I talk about this, let’s talk about gatekeeping.