Overt misogyny in video game and it's related media is no big surprise (see previous post), be it ignorantly dismissing any female with hatred and suspicion or cynically exploiting the terminally lonely with the cult of the "Gam3r Grrl." Well "modern day rape bible", Maxim magazine is practising both, with their maxim gamer girl competition. In which the entire world of video games is dragged through Satan's arse crack as, essentially, attention whores line themselves up for the judgement of shut-ins in the desperate attempt to give their lives meaning by the adulation of total strangers. And that in of itself is nothing new either. Without it the likes of Olivia Munn, Jessica Chobot or the Frag Dolls wouldn't have a job. I mean how else are people with below average looks supposed to feel good about themselves?
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That's not the issue either, because one expects everyone in television is a fucking hypocrite. But it would seem a lot of you have trouble working out what exactly a girl gamer is. Seeing as most gamers' definition of a attention whore is a cosplayer who didn't give them their phone number. Ok, because deep down I care, so I'm gonna wrap this whole shit up right now for you.
What is a girl gamer? Simple, it's someone that enjoys playing video games, who was born female. And that's it. They play games and have XX chromosomes. Look at the picture below...
You can't see what she's doing, but any gamer can tell you, she's playing a game. The glossed over, intense glare in her eyes, her face stuck in a mask of concentration. She is girl playing a game. A girl gamer. Her gender and what she looks like are not important. She's too busy capturing the flag. Now lets look at an attention whore shall we?
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I'm not gonna let the men off the hook either. Granted, almost no males in gaming have used their looks to any advantage. Mainly because they're all ugly as sin. But the climate in which girls either feel they have to remain anonymous or lick a PSP is down to the way you chaps have been behaving for the past two decades. Is it any wonder some girls go the attention whore route? Whether it's for personal or professional reasons, it's like shooting fish in a barrel, which -in turn- continues the vicious circle of regular girl gamers getting abuse because they dare admit what gender they are or -and you know I'm right on this one- commit the crime of not being attracted to you.
A very wise person once told me: "no one is obligated to be in love with you" So just because you chance upon a moderately attractive girl who shares your interest in video games, doesn't mean she's obligated to fancy you because you unlocked the recon armour on Halo 3. And likewise, someone isn't gonna go out with you, no matter how many pairs of shoes or games you buy on their amazon wishlist. Take a step back, remember video games are supposed to be a fun pastime and maybe realise men and women are much more alike than you think and there's no grand, female conspiracy, not to have sex with you. So stop actiing like the knuckle draggers, you see working for OXM's website. Attention whore and hand-sexer alike...just stop. If you both acted with a little more self respect and less self loathing, we'd all feel the benefit. Unless you're a cosplayer, in which case, go fuck yourself.