20°
Submitted by -Mezzo- 656d ago | article

The Fake Gamer Girl Myth

Gi - The ‘fake gamer girl’, as well as the ‘fake geek girl’ are two popular concepts targeted by territorial men, memes and now advertising. While there are a few females who choose to fake interests in hopes of attracting men, they are a very small minority. While it is a minority, those women who truly do love video games and ‘geek’ culture are subjected to the intense backlash these ‘posers’ leave behind. Interrogations, harassment and general negativity seem to be perfectly acceptable once a girl admits to enjoying video games. A t-shirt with Captain America’s shield is an invitation to grill the wearer on every obscure detail ever known about the hero. Any wrong answer ‘proves’ her to be fake. Even if an individual does in fact own every single comic written about Captain America, that person still doesn’t own the franchise. That person can’t decide who is ‘worthy’ of being a fan or not. That is not how it works. (Culture)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

FIFA Ultimate Team Team of the Week (TOTW) – November 26th

16m ago - James writes "Each week EA Sports creates a FIFA Ultimate Team Team of the Week (TOTW) based on p... | PC
10°

Sonic Bust - Five Failing Franchises That Need To Take A Break Or Go Away

29m ago - Dealspwn writes: "Go away, Sonic. Sorry, but nostalgic golden-age yearning can't disguise the... | Culture
20°

The Sun and Moon Rises Above (Review) | Twinfinite

29m ago - Chaz at Twinfinite writes, The last time I wrote about the product of speed-dev competition Lu... | PC
20°

The greatest Smash Bros and Project M streamers

29m ago - Sometimes you want to learn how to play Super Smash Bros., other times you just want to have fun,... | Wii
Ad

Blood & Blade Giveaway

Now - Join us in celebrating the release of Blood & Blade with a key giveaway for in game gems. | Promoted post
30°

Image & Form Announce Steam Powered Giraffe Partnership

45m ago - Image & Form has announced Steam Powered Giraffe will be working on the soundtrack for the upcomi... | PC