I had very out of style huge-rimmed 80s glasses (which meh mumz no doubt found 80% off in a bin somewherez) as a young'un in the 90s as well as acne and the plumptitude many gamers develop round the midriff not to mention paleness of the skin.
Frankly, wouldn't have minded dat "protected class". Mandatory eighth grade prom date, no vandalizing of dem Magic Cards..etc
Well, Eric is a bit wrong in his last reply. Hard to believe, I know.
Why I say this is that all the anti-bullying movements these days, in large part, is in response to the historic treatment of the uncool kids, i.e. nerds. No, nerds are not a protected class (which Eric keeps appealing to while I'm saying I'm not sure if appealing to them in this case is apropos) but there isn't a person in the developed world that doesn't know what a "nerd" is and the treatment they often endure. While Eric deems my example "middle-school" I picked it on purpose as it is an enduring group of people in our society and that there is in fact a current societal movement to protect them.