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.
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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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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.
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Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.


7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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Antonio Brown Vs. JuJu Smith-Schuster

AB's low-blow at JuJu has put a target on his back for the impending 2019 season.

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Recently, Raiders wide-receiver Antonio Brown initiated a Twitter "war" after Steelers wide-receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was named MVP for the 2018 season. Brown retaliated with a response to a tweet shared by a fan that sparked a fire and brought emotions to an all time high within the NFL fan base. All of which took place after the former wide-receiver for Pittsburgh previously tweeted "Keep your emotions off the internet" just hours earlier, acting as if he is the herald of good advice. Ever since then AB has been nothing but emotional, even taking down a former teammate in the process.

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We've all been exposed to AB's attitude since he was drafted to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010, but it's gotten worse over time. Still, Pittsburgh fans disregarded his actions for a while because of his skills on the field and million dollar smile. His charm and endless pictures of his children always, if not most of the time, managed to get the fans of Steeler Nation to turn a blind eye to his mischievous ways- at least until the past few seasons. It seemed that his attitude had gotten worse, along with his sense of entitlement and spreading of hate and jealousy toward his fellow players. His attitude and purposeful actions eventually granted his wish of being traded from the Steelers, ending up as the Raiders' new wide-receiver. Ever since the trade, his ruthless attitude and ongoing hypocrisy continues to ascend to greater levels than before, after JuJu fired back at Antonio with a dose of his own medicine.

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Immediately following, JuJu expressed the betrayal and disrespect he received, regardless of the fact that he practically idolized AB since he got drafted in 2017. The rookie MVP called out the Pittsburgh veteran for the size of his ego and ability to fire shots at people that adored him. If anything, this debacle was an enlightening event for the young WR and is now aware of what kind of person his former idol is.

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Following this, AB decided to take advantage of one of his known slogans #CallGod a few days after the fact. Instead of continuing his antagonizing behavior, he decided to quote the Bible as if it would excuse his initial shot toward JuJu. In doing so, he decided to carefully pick verses from Luke 6 in order to fit his own egotistical agenda.

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"But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return." Luke 6:35, a verse that is visibly ignored to avoid contradictions for his recent actions. As we can see in the tweet thread, fans are recognizing the hypocrisy that Antonio Brown is proudly exuding and are emphasizing it. AB's repugnant attitude and "preaching" has pushed fans to see that Brown will betray anyone who attempts to take his spotlight, regardless of him making the same mistakes in past seasons. The once-beloved, former Pittsburgh WR is ready and willing to place blame on fellow teammates but will very rarely take blame for his own faults. Because of this trait and actions that have followed, Brown now has a target on his back for the 2019 season.

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The NFC is ready to avenge JuJu Smith-Schuster and I don't believe Antonio realizes what he's gotten himself into. It's no secret that Brown has quick feet and can run across the field with great speed and agility, but people always find a way when rage drives them. It seems as if JuJu has great support across the entirety of the NFL, regardless of rivalries that exist.

Let's remember: Antonio Brown was in his prime with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Raiders are getting the aftermath that won't last much longer. It wouldn't surprise me if the Raiders make arrangements for someone to buy-out his three-year contract if his attitude doesn't improve. No team, no coach, will tolerate Antonio longer than Coach Tomlin did. Regardless, AB better start taking his "Call God" slogan seriously because he might need the Big-Man soon if he continues his disgusting and childish shenanigans.

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