Gaming as a Girl
I consider myself a lady that likes to play video games. You might say, "Wow! You're one in a million!" To that, all I say is "Girls. Play. Video Games." It's not that big of a shocker and it shouldn't be that big of deal. But it seems to be a perspective that's often forgot about. Video game creators forget about half the population is female and appealing to that market can really impact their bottom line. Even the gaming community itself often forgets that it isn't made of entirely men. I guess it's not all their fault; I don't shout from the pixelated rooftops that I'm a lady.
As a gamer, I've had to handle my fair share of stupid from male gamers. I don't like to use voice chat with people I don't know. Mostly because as soon as I talk, some dude-bro pipes up, "Wait, there's a GiRL in here?!" Like I'm some sort of mystical beast that only shows up on the third Tuesday in July. Even if you're surprised, you don't have to say it out-loud and make the obvious painful for us all.
Yes, I'm a girl. Can we just kill this boss now?
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