It was a cold and snowy day, when suddenly a gamer announced online that she’s a girl. We’ve seen the scene played out multiple times across different gaming communities. By revealing herself as a female, her value suddenly increase 100-fold and instantly become as rare as a legendary pokemon.
A gamer girl will be forced to navigate through dozens of hormone driven posts from little boys who have never seen the sun. All that repressed biological male desire need to be released somewhere. However, a gamer girl has unlimited power once she manage to weather the storm. She can use her newly discovered power to have the entire gaming community under her control due to the perks of being a woman in a male-dominated environment.
Gamer Girl Privilege
It’s irrelevant if a girl is a “real” or “fake” gamer because they all receive similar special treatment. Typical membership benefits include perks such as the ability to receive extra items and help from most guys within the gaming world. Whether it be the rare items or that hard quest, it doesn’t matter. All she has to do is ask. Why go through the grind and farm for items when you can get it for free from others? A gamer girl won’t always succeed asking for help and getting what she wants, but her chance of success is considerably much higher than that of a male gamer.
A gamer girl also has a benefit of not ever being called out for her mistakes in the game. Calling out a girl for making an in-game mistake or telling her that she’s bad at the game online is an equivalent to punching or hitting a girl in real life. E-white knights will be there to defend her and you will be e-excommunicated from that social circle for daring to speak the truth.
In contrast, always expect to get blamed if something went wrong within the game, because nothing is ever her fault even if it clearly is. In her mind, she’s a woman and you are a random gamer guy who is probably nerdy. She should be paid money just for playing this game with you, let alone interact with you.
It doesn’t just end there. Benefits and special treatment extend into social media where girls already have an advantage. She can start streaming on twitch.tv or open an account on Twitter and easily obtain thousands of followers of dedicated male gamers simply because she is a girl that happens to play video games. If it doesn’t work out, she can always play random video games on Youtube and become an e-celebrity.
For any social justice argument she gets into online, she can be sure that the majority of people will be on her side no matter how ridiculous or non-factual her argument is. Her opinions and feelings are prioritized above all other gamers and she must be kept happy at all time. IF SHE’S NOT HAPPY, she’ll leave us!!! And I won’t have an e-online girl to talk to anymore!!!!!!!!!11111
The Root Of Gamergate
Women get special treatment from every level in the gaming community. It doesn’t matter if they are a casual gamer, hardcore gamer, competitive gamer, game developer, etc. They are the first priority and their needs come above all else. This culture of women-first mentality is the reason why #gamergate first happened.
Zoe Quinn first took advantage of someone actually being nice enough to let her make a game despite her obvious lack of skill and imagination. Next, nobody called her out for creating Depression Quest. The game was so bad it shouldn’t be classified as a game. Next she slept with gaming journalists in order to get favorable reviews for her terrible anti-game game. We all know what happened next—the information leaked on the internet and her white knight gamers rushed to defend her action and attempted to delete all evidence regarding the topic like it never happened.
Zoe Quinn should have been condemned and then banished into the void for her actions instead of being hailed as a martyr who is fighting a holy war against misogyny and harassment. What she did is a slap to the face game developers who actually work hard to make great games and earn those favorable reviews.
Next we have Anita Sarkeesian, a girl who as recently as 2010 admitted herself that she is not a gamer. Her low-quality videos are an insult to gamers everywhere because it’s obvious that she doesn’t know what the fuck she is talking about. She continues to mislead the public by cherry-picking game mechanics and misinterpreting ideas within games in order to fit her feminist propaganda.
Instead of being ignored for her unsound logic, developers and mainstream gamers actually take her seriously. She appeared on Colbert Report and was invited to work as a consultant for EA. Everyone simply assumes that she is right because she is a woman. Facts and accuracy be damned. Remember that one time in college you quickly bullshited an essay for a subject you never read up on and actually got an A? Congratulations my friend; you managed to pull a Sarkeesian because that’s precisely what she did on her rise to becoming a predominant figure in the gaming community.
At the end of the day, gamers need to stop giving girls who play video games special treatment because of their gender. A girl is not special because she plays video games. She should be treated like other gamers. Gamer girls should be judged based on their ability to play the game itself and what they actually contribute to the gaming community. Their opinions and feelings shouldn’t be valued above facts and logic and they should be held accountable for unethical actions.
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