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Submitted by StarbuckSpitfire 798d ago | opinion piece

Dear Gamer Gurls, GTFO

Jessica Winkler writes:

"I have been playing video games since I was old enough to hold a controller. There are few (and I mean VERY few) things in the gaming community that disgust me more than “Gamer Gurls”. Before you come at me with your torches and pitchforks, let me explain to you the difference between a female gamer and a “gamer gurl”. Since I already know some of you are putting on your troll hats as we speak, I’m going to lay this out as simply as I can." (Culture)

RIPSKATEDESTROY  +   798d ago
where do i hang my troll hat?
Snookies12  +   798d ago
I don't think that picture is accurate... The guy should be fat, have zits, and a bag of chips next to him... Also, empty cans of soda on the desk are a bonus lol.
RIPSKATEDESTROY  +   798d ago
you know thats a girl right?
Snookies12  +   798d ago
Whaa, the one on the bottom looks like a guy. D:
RIPSKATEDESTROY  +   798d ago
it says "this is a gamer girl"
WeskerChildReborned  +   798d ago
Guy? Also how does being a gamer make us look fat or have zits? lol i think that's just stereotyping.
TheModernKamikaze  +   797d ago
You're stereotyping a guy. This is a girl.
LordMe  +   798d ago
I agree with this article. A gamer is a gamer, I treat them all the same (Which generally is like crap) I have played games with males and females, and its still the same game, I am not so desperate that I want to try to sweet talk some random girl in a random online game.

Really, it's kind of sad to see it happen, and I have cussed out people for doing that... it detracts from the game, and that's not why we are playing the game. We play it for fun not to find girls, you want that? Go outside or something!

Though I agree that girls who go online looking for attention piss me off more then the idiots fawning over her.

Nice article, good read.
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Shadowstar  +   798d ago
Yeah. I could have done without calling them sluts. Couldn't we go with poseur or idiot or something a little less "omg! girls wanting sex is teh bads!" (which is what slut means).

Dear girls who feel the need to insult other girls as sluts, GTFO. We don't need you any more than we need the weirdos posing with game controllers.
Lord_Sloth  +   798d ago
Wanting sex isn't bad, putting yourself on display like a sex object simply to grab at attention then bitching about people treating you like 1 is.

These girls are seriously sluts. They're looking for attention by debasing themselves.
Shadowstar  +   798d ago
They can look for attention however they want. Slut shaming is still NOT ok. If they want sex, what's the problem? Some women do, some women don't.

Me? I don't, and I don't want men to treat me like a sex object. But that doesn't make me a better person or a better gamer than a woman who wants that stuff.
JAMurida  +   798d ago
"Wanting sex isn't bad, putting yourself on display like a sex object simply to grab at attention *******then bitching about people treating you like 1 is.*********"

Sadly, some women have YET to understand this.
ShaunCameron  +   798d ago
@ JAMurida

Indeed. They been brainwashed for decades into thinking freedom and rights comes with no strings attached. Well this is the result of society being too accomodating to fringe groups and malcontents.
Lord_Sloth  +   798d ago
Slut is describing the way they're acting. Freedom of speech. If they wanna call some1 acting like a slut a slut, what's the problem? There isn't 1 and I'm not arguing about it. They act like sluts, they're gonna get treated like a slut. End of story.

I treat men the same way too so don't try a double standard routine.
jeeves86  +   798d ago
Okay. Let's not call em sluts then.

Let's just call them slutty.

Come on now. If you're going to act slutty, be prepared to be called a slut. Women and girls who do that should know better.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   798d ago
Great read. A gamer girl is exactly what it should be a gamer that happens to be a girl nothing more or less.......
Titanz  +   798d ago
Hey listen (read?)
It's no different than the way people label consoles, games, and gamers, "casual" or "hardcore" based on their personal opinion.

Either way, both topics are pretty redundant.
Kran  +   798d ago
But then what if that "sexy girl" (who isnt really sexy) is ACTUALLY a girl gamer?
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BISHOP-BRASIL  +   798d ago
Than why chew on your controller? Do you see anyone doind that for real?

No one's saying that gamer girls can't be sexy. Just like gamer guys don't have to be 30 years old ugly fat man, living in their mother's basements, desperate to get some ass.

If anything, we are just saying that anyone, despite of stereotypes, can be a gamer... That you don't need the stereotype.

And while we're at that, NO ONE need the "I'll bath later" attitude either. That's gross.
JAMurida  +   798d ago
I'll still never understand why most of the female gamers I've come across put "girl", "lady" or "woman" in their name (Killergirl24513). It seems every time I ask as well, I get slammed for it.

Whatever though, once Dragon's Dogma gets here, I'll of forgotten about this anyways...
jeeves86  +   798d ago
Some women do like to acknowledge their gender in their name. Sometimes it hurts when people automatically assume you're a dude.
Kratoscar2008  +   798d ago
As long as the one i play with has enough skills to play i dont care the genre.
InTheLab  +   798d ago
Gamer Girls, Gay Gamers, Black/AZN/whatever...

If you're calling it out like that, then you should GTFO. No one cares that you're any of those things. It doesn't matter.

Most female gamers are just gamers. The tags and labels are unnecessary.
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ShaunCameron  +   798d ago
I hate to say it but it DOES matter. Especially when they're still on the outside looking in to an industry dominated and controlled by White males. And many of them are bigoted.
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