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Jan 7th 2012 at 3:35:36 PM •••

"Nerds Are Virgins"

As if virginity was a bad thing. What's wrong with not wanting to get laid? This is one of the few tropes I actually hate, along with You Need to Get Laid.

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Sep 22nd 2015 at 1:24:27 PM •••

Indeed, tropes like this are beaten to death and I hate them. The thing that separates humans from animals is that we're capable of rational thought and overcoming/defying our baser instincts, but for some reason or other people still cling to the notion that rutting like dogs in heat is somehow the epitome of human achievement. Works where a character is easily seduced or manipulated with sex or the promise of sex, or especially works where people actively engage in virgin-shaming, piss me off.

Edited by danime91
Jul 9th 2011 at 6:49:19 PM •••

The explanation of the word "bachelor" is not true. Originally in meant a 'farmhand' (from Latin 'vacca' - cow), i.e. a young man who didn't have his own home or land, so was rather unlikely to support a family. The term was later extended to other retainers (including a bachelors-at-arms, knights with no land, fighting under the banners of other nobles), and thus it entered the scientific communities where bachelors were considered 'retainers' of accomplished masters and doctors. This way or another it meant 'man too young and too poor to marry'.

Jun 19th 2010 at 9:08:06 AM •••

129.93.164.26 deleted line 8 with the reason: "Didn't seem to be logical. If someone can explain it or has an anecdote supporting it, it should go back in."

(Improved and hopefully better understandable version of) deleted line: "Sometimes the reason for people becoming geeks or nerds is unrequited love (that is causing escapism), and if the geeks/nerds have romantic attitudes or are in love extremely intensively, they will in some cases choose celibacy."

I was sure that, because There Is No Such Thing As Notability, being a living example is enough of an evidence.

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