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Submitted by -Mezzo- 724d 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)

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