Oor wrote:The only response to it is to not be one of those types (which I'm sure you're not) and ignore people who seek to tar you with the brush that your fellow female gamers have unfortunately tainted.
Oor wrote:In fairness to the boys, the biggest issues and drama bubbles I had during all of my time leading a relatively successful raiding guild centred, almost invariably, around women. They expected special treatment, they bitched and pissed and moaned more than anyone else, they took offense when I told them to buck up and stop being shit, they cried when I swapped them out for the sake of fairness, they created drama between guilds and on forums (WoW and guild) and they generally expected to be given a pass on shit play during raids with a giggle or a whine.
That was the vast majority of women I played with over a period of maybe 6 years. While the good ones were VERY good, I can count them on one hand.
Combine that with the rhetoric that's build up around gaming in recent years - with people like Anita Sarkeesian pretending to be 'gamer girls' in order to raise over $150,000 to support what basically amounts to an attack on gaming culture, for no reason other than to further her own academic career in feminism - and you have a recipe for bitterness.
The only response to it is to not be one of those types (which I'm sure you're not) and ignore people who seek to tar you with the brush that your fellow female gamers have unfortunately tainted.
Oor wrote:I agree though. It can be frustrating.
Leah wrote:P.S. I agree with the thing about Sarkeesian. Sadly, she actually makes some good points. But she makes so many bad points that they outweigh the good ones.
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