7 Issues Girl Gamers Face
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7 Issues Girl Gamers Face

The ability to play a video game is clearly relevant to your biological gender.

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7 Issues Girl Gamers Face

I'm not sure when the predisposition began that video games were only for guys, but for some reason, it's been considered taboo for a girl to enjoy gaming.

1. Getting accused of being a 8-year-old boy when you speak on a headset

Because its more likely that the higher pitched voice belongs to a pre-pubescent male instead of a girl. Hmm.

2. Telling guys you play video games and being immediately hit on

I'm so glad you're attracted to me for the sole purpose that I understand how to play Call of Duty. Yes, tell me more.

3. Getting stares whenever you walk into a game store

No, I don't need help. Yes, I do know which isle I'm in. Yes, I know the difference between Xbox and Playstation.

4. The assumption that all you can play is Candy Crush and other "girl" games

I love Call of Duty, GTA, and Assassin's Creed. And I guarantee I can beat you at these "manly" games.

5. Having boys think they need to let you win

I can promise you my kill streak will be better than yours.

6. Being held to a double standard if you post publicly about gaming

It's pretty normal to be called "fake" or an "attention-whore" if you post something about gaming. Because clearly I'm doing this with my life just so all the boys like me.

7. Dealing with the stereotypical female images in games

Do all women really only wear a bra and tight pants to defeat the enemy? Why do the male characters have full armor instead?

These are just a few of the issues I've encountered, because apparently what I have between my legs affects my ability to play a video game. Ignore them, ladies. Play on.

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