"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]