July 27, 2007 38 Comments
Female gamers have a complicated reputation. We tend to get certain comments said to us over and over and over. Some people treat us as goddesses, others see us as the scum of the earth. The minority view us as simply gamers, which is actually all most female gamers want. Many of us (myself included) simply want to game. We don’t want to be treated differently, we don’t want to be treated better, we don’t want to be treated worse. We just want to be treated the same. As an equal. Because a gamer is a gamer, regardless of which gender we are, right?
Unfortunately there are some bad apples out there in the female gaming population (as there are in any absolutely group) that manage to single handedly ruin the reputation of female gamers. These are the top three mistakes I see female gamers making that hurts the image of all of us. Girls doing these things just need to stop and handle themselves in a more mature manner. Perhaps then we will be seen in a more positive light.