The world Geek itself doesn’t sound offensive to me, but …

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The world Geek itself doesn’t sound offensive to me, but really there is no reason to link it to the glasses-wearing stereotype, I can see how that stigma can be harmful to many people’s self image and awareness and why stereotypes should be avoided altogether. So, maybe it’s not offensive but it’s perpetuating an stereotype that is harmful to a lot of people.

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