Not without its problems, but this might be interesting

This image is by no means reflective of the ideal gamer environment we’ve discussed in class, but it was interesting for me in that it diverged (ever so slightly) away from the “girls don’t game” mentality that seemed to be the focus of our recent readings. Obviously there are still a lot of problems (homophobia, a host of sexist nuggets, etc.), but it demonstrates an acceptance of women into the gaming culture (the phrase “Big deal, everyone does” was particularly surprising in its inclusivity).

http://www.lulztruck.com/41763/gamer-girl-vs-girl-gamer-the-difference/

PS I’m really not sure how I stumbled across this image, I just saw the comparison title of “gamer girl v. girl gamer” and had to click..

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One Response to Not without its problems, but this might be interesting

  1. cstabile says:

    As you point out, I think what’s interesting about this is the male POV — that this is an image marketed to men about some fantasy woman who’s hot and can kick ass alongside them, embracing the same homophobic language they do. We should talk about this in class next Tuesday when we’ll return to issues of masculinity.

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