The culture of gaming is going through a massive change. In the 80’s or 90’s you wouldn’t see this problem rear its ugly face. But it would appear there’s an assault on middle class white males who are only trying to keep video games true to form, and our hobby shouldn’t be changed based on how women feel. Just because they have tried to join our clique doesn’t mean we need to respect them. Just because there are a few people being sexist, demeaning of women or sending them death threats doesn’t mean the rest of us who only incessantly haze them directly via voice chat are doing anything wrong.
I can’t even understand how any woman can complain about how women are represented in video games when there have been plenty of heroines in AAA titles such as Lara Croft of Tomb Raider, Juliet of Lollipop Chainsaw, Cammy of Street Fighter, Tifa of Final Fantasy, Bayonetta of Bayonetta, and about two or three others who have huge traits of character to be admired. Every female gamer should strive to be like them.
Plenty of girls have also held respectable careers in the industry and get plenty of admiration like Jessica Chobot, Felecia Day, Jessica Nigri, and all the booth babes you find at any event. I mean, most of them are paid handsomely to just stand there next to a poster or just hold a game. I don’t see too many men in these events being paid money to just stand around looking pretty. And if there was would they receive the same amount as their female counterparts? Are they better than us? I don’t see anyone pointing at the double standard in that. To me, it’s just like porn. Women make a lot more than dudes. That’s not fair.
As for these so called “threats,” girl gamers need to just understand that this is how the internet works. You aren’t going to stop them, so you might as well get used to them. Even dudes receive harsh remarks, but we just brush them off. Just the other day someone threatened to come to my house and murder my wife. I didn’t think anything of it. In fact, I told my wife and
we laughed about it I laughed about it.
If this continues to be a growing issue, I believe all these whiny girls just need to leave gaming alone and quit getting their panties in a bunch. The audacity for them to want to be treated like equals to the alpha male is atrocious at best. We’ve allowed them to vote, to have jobs, and now they want to be a part of the gaming world. I for one will only treat them as they are, sexual objects, instead of human beings.