You don’t have to remind me: The Internet is hard. Especially for women, who struggle with its dry, technical nature. How is a woman supposed to navigate this foreign terrain of computer hardware, software, and Lord knows what else it is that makes Internet?
Thankfully, if you’re a woman and you speak French, a special series of books can help you make sense of this mess: Internet pour les nulles, Le PC pour les nulles, and Le Mac pour les nulles. In case you can’t quite grok the subtleties of these French titles, let me explain: “Nul” in French is the equivalent of “dummy” but is for a man. The plural, “nuls,” is for any group in which there is at least one man, even if women outnumber him by hundreds. “Nulle,” on the other hand, is a female dummy, perhaps what we, in English, would call a bimbo. Thus the above book, Internet pour les nulles — women dummies. Just women.*
Of course this is a needed thing. Just as the books say at the top, “Avec les Nulles, vous n’aurez plus rien à envier aux hommes!” Or, in English, “With the Dummettes, you will no longer have anything to be jealous of men for!” Nothing! Nothing at all!
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