Almost 100 years after being granted the right to vote and several decades after the Women's Movement, it seems there are still many, many men — especially in the sweaty boys' locker room of internet nerdery — who don't quite grasp the fact that women, like them, are actual human people with intelligence and worth. But maybe the key to the winning battle against internet misogyny that the forces of Gloria Steinem, the Spice Girls, and Beyonce couldn't win lies in the tiny hands of baby girls, and their fathers' subsequent attitude adjustment toward women.
Male nerd culture has a problem with women. From Reddit's creepshots and MensRights subpages to male gamers who were excited to see Tomb Raider heroine Lara Croft get almost raped in the game's impending reboot to a low-on-the-totem-poll tech blogger attacking prominent female gamer Felicia Day and accusing her of being nothing more than a glorified "booth babe," even though her gaming credentials surpass those of most men, male nerdery breeds an especially hateful type of anti-woman sentiment. But what's the solution?