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Would you change how the public perceive female gamers? Not necessarily just in our hobby but in the wider scope of computer gamers and roleplayers.
Assuming you had whatever resources you needed, how would you go about it?
How do you think we should be viewed, not just by other gamers but society as a whole?
Food for thought- I'll let you know what I think at some point.
In my experinence they think just because we enjoy playing wargames we are lesbians or if not that we are willing to date them and other stupid stuff like that, I meen some female gamers I know are lesbians or transsexual.....actually most I know are either or both of those two....actually I only know one completely straight cisgender female gamer.....maybe my experience is a bad example.....You see the point I'm trying to make though right, people jump to all kinds of conclusions and its not nice.
Society as a whole should compensate us for having to deal with being hit on by leches and pedos just to go down to the local GW and play a game. Last spring my freind and I went to the local GW to play a game and this 25 year old guy was hitting on my freind.......whos was like 16 years old at the time. Thats uncalled for but my freind thought it was funny and played along then rather crudely revealed they possesed male genitalia and embaressed the guy to death.
It would help to change it because they sterotype so much nowadays what people look like. Not only do i play this but I play WoW and when people find out i play that game, they look at me and say "I dont fit that type". I shouldn't be placed in a type of person who plays, everyone is allowed to play. It shouldnt be about what we look like.:yes:
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wow activity *hugs people*
I certainly think the hobby in general would benefit from more of us, but then I would say that One stereotype that's frustrated me despite it being somewhat positive, is that most girl gamers are primarily (or at least started out as) figure painters.
Lost count of the number of times a guy's gone "wow your army must be well painted" and I've fought an urge to rant about it. I know it's intended as a compliment but it annoys me so!
I don't feel any "genderism" in the geek community here. It might just be because there are several other girls involved, or possibly because I have a boyfriend. The point is, that I think sometimes girls create the tension themselves. In a community where at least some of the guys aren't completely retarded when it comes to girls, we'll find ourseles welcome on equal terms with the guys, as long as we keep an open mind ourselves.
Sheesh I've changed much, no?
If I could change something, I think I'd just like all those ignorant little buggers to realise that girls, just like guys, can kick ass, be noobs, be annoying or great gamers and in all respects don't sverwe that far from the gamer-norm apart from different genetalia.
I don't feel any difference in WoW whether people know I'm female or not. Again, this could be because it is usually just mentioned in casual chat like "Ah, it's getting late. Thanks for the run guys, but my cat and my boyfriend are already fast asleep and I should go and join them."
MEntioning that I'm a girl but not available in the same sentance has tremendous effect. ^^
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