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  1. #1 Academic Wants to Ban the Insults “Nerd” and “Geek” as Hate Crimes 
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    An academic in the UK says that the insults “geek” and “nerd” should be criminalized as hate crimes because they cause distress to people with high IQs.

    No, you’re not reading the Onion.

    Psychology lecturer and psychotherapist Dr Sonja Falck says that “anti-IQ” insults are hate crime’s last “taboo” and that they should be legally treated the same way as homophobic and racist slurs.

    During her research, Falck says that people being called “nerd” or “egghead” or “brainiac” contributed to them “being set apart as being different to others and feeling like they’re a misfit and they don’t belong.”

    So in other words, these individuals developed high IQs partly as a result of being taunted as “nerds,” suggesting the insults actually helped them in life.

    However, Falck claims that such terms cause emotional trauma and is calling for “legislative action” to treat the insults ‘nerd’, ‘brainbox’, ‘geek’, ‘egg-head’, ‘smart-arse’, ‘dweeb’ and ‘smarty-pants’ as hate crimes.
    The problem with England and many other European countries is that they are too cowardly to fight this nonsense, so they capitulate to it.

    Its also the reason they don't like the U.S. At least some people fight agaist the tide of efluence.

    https://summit.news/2019/12/18/acade...s-hate-crimes/
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    Shut up geek! May I suggest watching Revenge of the Nerds.
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