It’s time to end all the ignorance about women gamers and our motives. So listen up:
I am a female. I am a gamer. I am not a gamer because I am boy-hunting. I am not a gamer for you.
I am not a gamer for you.
I happen to be a gamer because I like gaming. I am actually interested in this kind of stuff, and I’m actually good at some of it. Someday I want to be a video game designer, and my job choice’s aim is not to find a husband.
Where the hell do people get off? Where the hell do people get off?!
Just because the video gaming industry is stereotyped as a male-industry doesn’t mean that there aren’t women who are interested as well. And not in the males. Just because it is “techy” or “nerdy” doesn’t mean that it will be shunned be the entire female gender.
I like gaming, I like strategy, I like roleplay. It is the way I am… [a]nd I resent your idea that I couldn’t actually be interested in gaming. Because I am.[From The Rise of the Woman-Nerd by pearl_gemstone]
Remember that the next time you want to give your opinion on women gamers. Remember this, as well: We are not gamers (or geeks) because we want to date you. We are not gamers because “that’s hawt”. We are gamers because we like to game.