"I want to start by considering the image above. It made both the front page of Reddit and was a top link on Pop Urls recently, which means a heck of a lot of people thought it was accurate enough to be worth sharing, up-voting and spreading online as far as they could. The image struck a chord with a lot of people, and gained a lot of traction online. For me, it revealed something very important about the resentment that a lot of male gamers have for women who share their interest. It also demonstrated, very neatly, a few key flaws in a lot of the arguments that are used to challenge and de-legitimize women’s participation in the tech and gaming industries. It additionally reveals a lot more about the author’s (and all the subsequent sharers’ and upvoters’) insecurities and animosity towards girl gamers.”
[written by: Natalie Zina Walschots, source x]

"I want to start by considering the image above. It made both the front page of Reddit and was a top link on Pop Urls recently, which means a heck of a lot of people thought it was accurate enough to be worth sharing, up-voting and spreading online as far as they could.

The image struck a chord with a lot of people, and gained a lot of traction online. For me, it revealed something very important about the resentment that a lot of male gamers have for women who share their interest. It also demonstrated, very neatly, a few key flaws in a lot of the arguments that are used to challenge and de-legitimize women’s participation in the tech and gaming industries. It additionally reveals a lot more about the author’s (and all the subsequent sharers’ and upvoters’) insecurities and animosity towards girl gamers.”

[written by: Natalie Zina Walschots, source x]

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    they dont even have 2013 :/ wtf they cant even tell time
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    as a woman and a video game, im offended
  5. sufliso reblogged this from nekomimiclay and added:
    but i’ve been playing games since 1995. this chart is confusing me. it’s not similar to my timeline. i demand
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    Il y a toujours des gens pour me dire que le sexisme chez les geeks est une invention. Et puis il y a ces images là, et...
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    This really says more about what gamer culture thinks of women. Than anything about women who play games.
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