I just hate all the ditsy little girls who pretend to be into all that stuff just for guys' attention. It makes the rest of us look bad. Or the ones who scream to the world about how much of a "geek/nerd" they are. It's kind of like, can't you just be into what your into without shouting it in everyone's face in some silly attempt to look cool?
Like, sure, I grew up playing video games and being into things that would be considered "nerdy/geeky". A lot of my interests are adopted from my parents (for example, my mom is super into Starwars, and so I like Starwars too because we watched it when I was younger and I enjoyed it), or are the product of the fact that I grew up around guys because I mostly hung out with my younger brother and his buddies as a kid (and still do a lot). But to me, it's just something that I enjoy doing and that I'm interested in. I don't do what I do to be cool, I do it because I enjoy it. I just can't really stand all these silly little bimbos flapping around just to seem interesting (and guys do it too, y'all are just as guilty of doing things to try and look cool or get attention, seriously).
......... I didn't think there was a problem except for usual sexism. Are that many people really bagged on for being a female geek/nerd? I don't usually see people with a problem about a player being female, and when it was, they were just over-all sexist.
As a geek/nerd/gamer girl YES! there are so many problems for us. If anyone finds out I'm a girl while playing COD I will get at least 5 date proposals in three seconds. Then people start treating me differently, either focusing on me going extra hard to 'prove she can't do it' or going easy 'because she's a girl'. And that's just one thing.
I have complete gender confusion sometimes. In games, I always assume myself to be male, unless if the character is obviously female. But then, when people talk to me in real life, I sometimes answer in a "masculine" way, and then people give me weird looks. I go to my school's engineering and electronics clubs, where I am the only girl. It kind of annoys me when a teacher comes in, and they're like "Oh, you're here?", like I should be at drama club or something. I am genuinely not sure what gender I am, really.
Of course I wouldn't like it if someone is truly only pretending to be a geek when they honestly hate it. But until you can show me how to tell these people apart from casual geeks with 100% accuracy, I'll continue to assume the best about people.
In my opinion, is that the reason that many people say girls can't be a true nerd/geek is the fact that some girls (not most, but some) think it's "cute" to be a "nerd" and in reality,actually they are not. Also, the original geeks and nerds were male, not beacause only true nerds and geeks, but beacause comic books and science were considered to be male gender-specific, which it is not.