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Legbeard is a pejorative term referring to unattractive, overweight and socially inept women who do not shave their legs. As the female counterpart to the neckbeard stereotype, legbeards are often associated with social justice warriors and misandrists who frequent the website Tumblr.
The term "legbeard" references the feminist movement urging women to abstain from shaving their legs to protest socially imposed standards of beauty. On October 7th, 2009, the earliest known instance of the term was posted on the /a/ (anime and manga) board on 4chan (shown below).
On February 19th, 2010, Urban Dictionary user Marcel Laverdongle created an entry for "legbeard," defining it as "the female equivalent of neckbeard."
Over the next two years, the term remained relatively dormant until it was used in reference to unattractive women in a post on 4chan's /r9k/ (Robot9001) board on June 10th, 2012. On April 21st, 2014, the /r/JustLegbeardThings subreddit was created, for posts mocking examples of the legbeard stereotype found online. Within two years, the subreddit garnered upwards of 8,200 subscribers. On January 16th, 2015, the Social Justice Legbeard Tumblr blog was created. On February 14th, Redditor SyncNexus posted a "I Wish I Was at Home" comic titled "Legbeard at a Party" to the /r/justlegbeardthings subreddit (shown below).
On May 28th, Redditor N0Treal submitted an "I Made This" comic in which a /r/TrollXChromosomes Redditor reclaims the word "legbeard" (shown below). Prior to being archived, the post gathered upwards of 1,800 votes (98% upvoted) and 270 comments.
 FunnyJunk – Feminazi Legbeard Bullshit
 reddit – /r/justlegbeardthings
 Urban Dictionary – Legbeard
 FunnyJunk – Female Face Fuck
 Archive.4plebs – Search for legbeard
 DesuStorage – Search for legbeard
 DesuStorage – /a/, how does it feel to have a boy trapped in a ferret's body lick your cheek? ;_;
 DesuStorage – I wish to ask you something femanons, do you have some kind of six sense when it comes to guys?
 DesuStorage – Is everybody going to hate March for the rest of his live?
 /r/SRSsucks – Neckbeard = misogynist. Legbeard = STRONG INDEPENDENT WAMON!
 Reddit – /r/JustLegbeardthings
 Tumblr – Social Justice Legbeard
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