the really frustrating thing about sexism in gaming communities is that even if it were true that men are better at video games than women—they’re not, first of all, that’s some massive bullshit; second of all, despite being constantly harassed, bullied, denied their equal representation and invalidated, women still make up nearly half of video game consumers, which i think might prove, if anything, the tenacity and the true enjoyment women manage to find despite all the bullshit lobbed their way whenever they attempt to engage in the community—it’s that there’d be a perfectly valid reason as to why. boys are given video games at a younger age whereas the big dumb lumbering oaf of ‘popular opinion’ doesn’t encourage parents to buy their daughters video games at the same age as they procure consoles and games for their sons!!!
so let’s look at this way
1. despite a late start;
2. despite constant harassment;
3. despite continuously being told ‘we don’t care about what you think’
women continue to play video games passionately and determinedly and get damn good at it.
no wonder some people feel the need to shout it from the rooftops, over and over: YOU’RE NOT AS GOOD AS WE ARE.
i mean, it makes sense you’d be feeling threatened :)
like imagine if you’d never seen a dog and you saw a saint bernard and you were like, what’s that and then someone was like, thats a dog. and then you saw a chihuahua and you were like ok whats that and they were like, that’s a dog. wouldn’t you feel lied to? wouldn’t you sense that something was amiss