Yeah if it's not looks you're being judged on, it's the fact you're a girl and you "shouldn't be playing video games". My brother has friends online through LoL, Reddit, etc, and he's told me that some hate girls playing games, with no reason other than I assume, feeling violated that we share the same hobbies. Luckily, my brother doesn't agree with them.
"Basically stereotypes will have you believe that girl gamers are fat and ugly, or attention whores."
(To elaborate on the attention whore part, I believe IGN has a best of E3 booth babes part of it's website where you vote for the sexiest... now either get rid of them altogether or at least have some booth beefcakes, lol)
And sadly there isn't an in-between average girl option either. I consider myself as a more tomboy gamer that wears long sleeve tops and jeans. I'm not thin or fat, just average. And while I don't think I'm pretty, people have told me I am (as does my boyfriend everyday). And my hair is short (like Iori from King of Figthers, side fringe too!) because I find it easy to look after xD
Instead of one extreme to another there are also average people, unique people, and so on. I know I'm only wishfully thinking because it's sad the two extremes exist. It's a shame more people don't think of girls who play games without thinking of how they should look like by a set standard. We look how we feel, who we are, and how we act on our tastes and fascinations. :)
(Also, while I'm primarily discussing about how gaming ladies are, I can also add how some guys are stereotyped too, but from my view I don't see it as often as I would for myself. So I won't say that we're the only ones that suffer... but it's more noticable for us at least)
EDIT: has anyone seen this?
and read this?
1 year ago