This week, with Kathie’s help, we answer a listener letter. Darryll writes:
“I’d like to make a suggestion for Nerd Hurdles. Lately, the topic of nerd misogyny and nerd rage toward women has been very present in social media. It comes as a surprise to me because the nerds I’ve known have inherently striven to be true gentlemen. I think their is a misconception where the nerds are actually being confused with the creeps of this world. Perhaps I’m wrong, though. I don’t know. I’d be very interested to hear yours and Mandi’s take on the subject. I think you guys would provide an insightful view without the bullshit confusion I’ve read in many articles and commentaries.”
Articles and blogs referenced in the episode:
To the Princeton Privileged Kid
Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds
The amazingly cute and awesome Scarborough community cable show from 1993 Ten Forward (so obliquely referenced by Kathie you may have missed it).