By melcene 70 Comments
I love this line. I truly do.
I've never been much of a troll, but this line is such reliable, entertaining trollbait, how can one not like it?
So here's the thing. As a gamer, I get tired of some completely predictable things, some in particular having to do with girls.
Girl posts picture in picture thread.
Guys respond with typical (unserious) "zomg a girl" comments.
Girl doesn't get that they're unserious and starts string of bouncy response comments. I don't know why I say bouncy. That's just how these types of girls often come across to me.
My favorite example though... WoW Trade Channel. This is always great.
Someone says in trade (slash 2 didn't work) Everyone knows girls don't play wow
Girls come out of the fricking woodwork to claim their femininity.
Half those girls fall even further into the guys' traps and give their facebook/myspace/etc just to "prove" they're really a girl
A. These girls are dumb.
B. These girls like the attention from just being a girl.
Another one of those predictable things:
Girls talking about how they always get treated differently as soon as the guys find out they're a girl.
Well hmmmm. How did the guys find out? Usually the story is voice or picture. We'll take WoW as an example again.
Girl will say that she's been in her guild for like two years or something absurd and that no one knew she was a girl until she finally spoke on vent for the first time after all that time. Then all of a sudden the whole guild treats her differently because zomg its a girl. *BUZZER SOUND* I call BS. I mean, if that IS the case, then chick was in a crappy guild to start and probably should have had second thoughts before revealing herself as female, especially if she didn't want to get crap over it. But I have NEVER seen this kind of thing actually happen. Maybe I always end up in the right online crowds, I don't know. There's always a fair mix of guys and girls in the online crowds I end up with and so the females are never really treated differently. Of course, if they flirt their asses off and/or act like a slut, they'll be treated like one, but that's gender-neutral.
Here's something else that bothers me. The people that get all offended on behalf of a girl because of sexist comments, even if said girl isn't offended. Follows a typical political mindset but that's for another blog. If the chick isn't offended, then back the eff off. She doesn't need you to be knight in shining armor for her. Chances are she's a big girl who can take care of herself. Maybe she's not a big girl after all, and she gets all QQ over it... then either one of two things - she needs to grow a thicker skin, or she is just attention whoring. If she's QQing, it most likely just to keep the conversation going that she's female in the first place.
[Generalization] Girls, at heart, love attention.
[Retraction] Did I say that out loud? While it is true you are a meatbag, I should refrain from addressing you as such.
Ah, couldn't help it.
All we can do is hope that females start finding other ways to make themselves worth knowing like... oh, I dunno, hold intelligent discourse.
I am suddenly reminded of a scene from the new HBO show Boardwalk Empire. Women are working on getting the right to vote. Only its obvious that some women don't deserve it. The men are commenting on this. A woman in the party pipes up about how she thinks she's smart enough to vote. She's asked about her thoughts on the League of Nations that was recently discussed at a meeting in Paris. She has no clue what the guy is talking about but thinks Paris would be lovely. While that's the way many men preferred their women, she was an embarrassment to some men and women.
I see the same thing today. Females who pop out saying "Hey, I'm a chick!" but once the discussion turns serious, they don't have an actual opinion. I mean the WoW equivalent to that Boardwalk Empire scene would be something like a guy asking "what do you think about the new talent trees?" The girl would respond that she doesn't know much (go even further with her just copying her talent tree from the forums or having her boyfriend spec her), but she sure is excited about the new vanity pets.
Now granted, again this is a generalization. And it doesn't even encompass all female gamers. But it does seem to be a fair portion.
This particular rant is all over the place, and I'm sorry about that. My writing is usually a little more organized than this. Perhaps I'll fix this up a bit tomorrow and get my thoughts straightened out. But for now, it's time to go home.