A fantastic article by
"Female nerds have traditionally had few options when seeking characters onscreen to relate to. Female nerds fade into the background of TV and movies, and when they do have speaking lines, they're not really characters at all -- they are stereotypes. Or they're on a trajectory that ends with whipping off the glasses and getting the guy. Even the 1980s-era classic Revenge of the Nerds portrayed female nerds as nothing but a booby prize, something to be shoved aside the second the male nerds proved themselves and were awarded the attentions of the hot girls. "