The Struggles Of Being A Female Gamer

The Struggles Of Being A Female Gamer

Men still won't respect us, even when we are just as good as them.

Gender stereotypes are alive and thriving between both sexes in America. Among the numerous tags that taint the genders, I am going to focus on one specifically: the idea that girls cannot, or are not allowed to, play video games.

A lot of girls actually do play video games, but a very small number of girls will play violent video games. We will see why later in the article.

Many games have an option of voice chat, so you can either talk to your teammates while planning strategies or trash on them for being bad at the game. This type of chat introduced me to a whole new community that I have little affection for.

Recently, scientists have discovered that when a female speaks in a male-dominated video game, a hormonal reaction is triggered inside the male body and the little common sense the male had maintained now flies out the window.

There are three types of guys in these video games, all of which I have encountered.

The Creep

This type of guy has little interaction with females in real life so when one is found in a video game, he doesn't know how to react. With minimal experience in ever having talked to a female before, manners are nonexistent and a blunt style of talking is adopted.

In order to fully maximize the rarity of speaking to a female, the guy may even go as far as to looking up all of the girl's details on social media while constantly hitting on her.

In order to stay safe as a girl, I recommend creating a fake profile on the video game to stump guys in their first stage of stalking. If the guy is very determined, he will move onto your social media, which you should privatize to frustrate them even more.

The Toxic Group

This is a group of guys that travel in a pack, afraid to be alone with their idiotic opinion and no one to back them up. You will not find one of these without at least one other.

These guys will often reveal their true personalities in a losing game, with no consideration to that they very well may be a factor to the loss.

"This is why girls don't play video games."

Let's examine this common quote that is repeated many times when someone is losing.

In reality, females make up 42% of the gaming community. However, there is a low number of females that will play more violent video games that consist of mostly guys. I wonder why.

If a majority of the gaming community ranges on the bad side, like a pyramid (as shown below), then a small number of guys will actually be good at the game. Taking into account the small number of females that play the game, the amount of "good" females will be smaller than the amount of "good" males just because less females play the game.

God knows that the male body was made with a physical or mental factor that allows them the ability to play violent video games that the female body lacks.

The One That Doesn't Care

This is one of the best guys to encounter as a girl. This guy does not care if you are a girl, dog, alien, or any other creature; he just wants to play the game.

In the situation that a guy is fanning over a girl, this type of guy will immediately put a stop to it so it doesn't interrupt the game.

Happily oblivious to gender stereotypes, this guy just wants to win the game, not caring who helps him do it as long as it is done.

Good luck to any female that tries to play a guy-dominated video game. I admire your bravery!

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If You've Ever Been Called Overly-Emotional Or Too Sensitive, This Is For You

Despite what they have told you, it's a gift.

Emotional: a word used often nowadays to insult someone for their sensitivity towards a multitude of things.

If you cry happy tears, you're emotional. If you express (even if it's in a healthy way) that something is bothering you, you're sensitive. If your hormones are in a funk and you just happen to be sad one day, you're emotional AND sensitive.

Let me tell you something that goes against everything people have probably ever told you. Being emotional and being sensitive are very, very good things. It's a gift. Your ability to empathize, sympathize, and sensitize yourself to your own situation and to others' situations is a true gift that many people don't possess, therefore many people do not understand.

Never let someone's negativity toward this gift of yours get you down. We are all guilty of bashing something that is unfamiliar to us: something that is different. But take pride in knowing God granted this special gift to you because He believes you will use it to make a difference someday, somehow.

This gift of yours was meant to be utilized. It would not be a part of you if you were not meant to use it. Because of this gift, you will change someone's life someday. You might be the only person that takes a little extra time to listen to someone's struggle when the rest of the world turns their backs.

In a world where a six-figure income is a significant determinant in the career someone pursues, you might be one of the few who decides to donate your time for no income at all. You might be the first friend someone thinks to call when they get good news, simply because they know you will be happy for them. You might be an incredible mother who takes too much time to nurture and raise beautiful children who will one day change the world.

To feel everything with every single part of your being is a truly wonderful thing. You love harder. You smile bigger. You feel more. What a beautiful thing! Could you imagine being the opposite of these things? Insensitive and emotionless?? Both are unhealthy, both aren't nearly as satisfying, and neither will get you anywhere worth going in life.

Imagine how much richer your life is because you love other's so hard. It might mean more heartache, but the reward is always worth the risk. Imagine how much richer your life is because you are overly appreciative of the beauty a simple sunset brings. Imagine how much richer your life is because you can be moved to tears by the lessons of someone else's story.

Embrace every part of who you are and be just that 100%. There will be people who criticize you for the size of your heart. Feel sorry for them. There are people who are dishonest. There are people who are manipulative. There are people who are downright malicious. And the one thing people say to put you down is "you feel too much." Hmm...

Sounds like more of a compliment to me. Just sayin'.

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Sorry, Bella Thorne, But Whoopi Goldberg Has A Point

Nude photos leaked, a scandal on the rise


It all started with nude photos. Bella Thorne decided to release photos of herself naked after revealing that someone had hacked her things and was threatening to post them. She took it upon herself and said "It's MY DECISION NOW U DON'T GET TO TAKE YET ANOTHER THING FROM ME. I can sleep tonight better, knowing that I took my power back."

Let me make this clear from the very beginning. Bella has taken private, nude photos of herself for a reason we don't know (Probably to send to her boyfriend). She then gets hacked and threatened but decides to show photos anyway of herself naked to show that she has control over the hacker. Phew, I'm already not understand this choice.

Many celebrities and other women have praised her decision to do so, but I'm not one of them, and neither is Whoopi Goldberg from The View. While talking about the situation on the show, she was quoted saying, "Listen, if you're famous, I don't care how old you are, you don't take nude pictures of yourself. When they're hacking you, they're hacking all of your stuff. So, whether it's one picture or a million pictures, once you take that picture, it goes into the cloud, and it's available to any hacker who wants it. If you don't know that in 2019, that this is an issue ... you don't get to do that."

Now correct me if I'm wrong but isn't she making a valid point? Technology now has the ability to do whatever it wants, and hackers can get a hold of anything and everything. Whatever photos you take and send through text or even Snapchat can and will be saved to phones or shared among other people. How many celebrities getting texts, photos, or even calls leaked to the media?

In response to Whoopi, Bella is stating that she should be ashamed of her views, that she is putting the blame on girls for taking photos and is sick and disgusting. Can I make this clear again, she is not shaming you! She is simply saying that people (Not just girls, guys as well) should be smarter with what photos they take, who they send them to and know where they could possibly end up. It's not shaming; it's not a lie; it is the exact truth.

In one of her quotes, Bella says, "So what a girl can't send her boyfriend that she misses photos of her that are sexy? Things he's already seen?". I'm sorry, but I find this sentence very problematic. No one is saying that you can't be sexy for your boyfriend, just be smart about it. Sure, he's seen you naked, sure you've had sex, but the rest of the world hasn't. Just because one person gets the right to see it doesn't mean everyone else does as well. Hackers are out there, they are real, and they are real for celebrities and Hollywood.

Now yet again, Bella is twisting this story into something that it isn't. Now in videos that she has made explaining her view, she suggests that Whoopi is victim-blaming and would say the same thing to someone who survived sexual assault. On Instagram, she said, "So, if I go out to a party drinking and I wanna dance on the dance floor, do I deserve to be raped too?". Now I'm sorry yet again, don't start going on a parade by throwing this into the mix.

You got hacked and someone was going to leak naked photos of you. You decide to leak them yourself because you are not letting a man control your life. Then you compared it to drinking at a party, wanting to dance and asking if you deserved to be raped by doing that? Okay, how are these two even being compared? I'm not going to get too into this but think about it. Taking private photos are risky now with hackers, anyone can get into it without a problem. It's 2019, this has been going on for years. You say a man can't control your life so you release them anyway. A woman being raped at a party where she has no control is different. You chose to take pictures with the risk of them being leaked. A woman does not chose to be raped just because she is dancing at a party. Sorry, there's a difference.

Sorry Bella Thorne, but Whoopi Goldberg is not shaming you, she is not victim blaming. She is simply saying the truth.

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