Life As A Female Gamer
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 8 comments
Aspyr's GameAgent NonBlog has posted several articles recently dealing with how different groups deal with gaming culture. The latest article examines the experiences of a female gamer in the male dominated gaming world.
Entering any video game store as an unaccompanied woman can lead to a barrage of sexist reactions (“Excuse me miss, who are you buying for today?”) and unwanted attention. But, as a female gamer, entering game stores has been a necessity since I saved up for my first console (an N64) when I was nine. Twelve years later, I have my PS3, my Xbox 360, and my Mac all stowed away in my college apartment room to satisfy my gaming needs. I am a female gamer.Visit the page below to read more.
GameAgent NonBlog: Life As A Female Gamer Part 1
If I identify myself as a woman while co-oping, there seems to be only three ways male gamers respond:
- “Are you hot?”
- “Let me show you how it’s done, sweetheart.”
- “Shouldn’t you be making me a sandwich?”
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