It sucks to be a girl gamer on the internet
I am a male geek/gamer, and I have realized that it really sucks being a girl gamer. How can I realize this? Well I run Geektak, the blog you are on right now and the Instagram page with over 100k followers. A lot of my interactions are with female cosplayers, geeks, gamers, nerds. A lot of my comments on their photos are of men hating on them saying they are not really gamer girls/ geeks/ nerds or whatever. In my opinion it sucks to be a gamer girl, and it sucks that this sub culture puts down people who love the same things as they do.
Why does the geek culture hate girl gamers?
I am still struggling to understand why so many males hate women gamers. They like to insist that the girl has never played a game before, that they are only holding the controller for a photo opportunity, that they know nothing about anything. Well Mr. Expert gamer man, how the fuck do you know this? You have never seen this girl before, you don’t live in the same state, possibly not even in the same country. Yet you really want to make these accusations because you are an internet tough guy aka a bully.
- Maybe these guys are just so angry that a girl is better than them in a video game.
- Maybe these guys just don’t even know how to talk to girls in real life, so they default to making the girl feel inadequate.
It’s just hard for me personally to wrap my mind around what these people are thinking because I simply don’t see the problem with a gamer girl. I mean I myself have not played a lot of the “must play games” yet nobody ever questions me and tells me that I am not a gamer.
It really is a photo opportunity.
Yup, that’s right the girl holding onto the Xbox or PS4 controller is taking a picture for photography purposes. THIS IS INSTAGRAM a picture sharing site where people take aesthetically pleasing pictures to share with people. That still does not disprove that the girl is not a geek/ gamer girl because you still don’t know her personally, and with that attitude you never will.
Look at this image, what right minded person would think she was actually playing a game at this very moment? I mean the photographer is standing right in front of the TV. Anyways if you go find this image on our Instagram you will probably find some hateful comments that don’t make any sense. The usual insult on this type of photo would be people don’t play games in their underwear. Really? I play in my underwear 80% of the time if I’m at home, and I usually do have a bag of chips or some sort of snack to snack on during a cut screen or death. Just because a girl likes to pose for a picture still doesn’t take away that she really likes to game.
If you are a pretty Gamer girl, it sucks to be a girl gamer.
Now this might apply to anything in life in general but the unattractive girls (some of them) hate the pretty girls (cultural standard blah blah blah), I’ve seen some go off just as bad as the males. I get it you cannot believe that this smoking hot girl can possibly be into the same stuff as you, but again you don’t really know that, and you sure can’t disprove that they are not a gamer/ geek.
What if all these pretty people went on to you photos and told you that you were not a real geek because you are ugly? That make no sense am I right? Hating on someone who is pretty can be a long winded topic, so all I will say about that is you can thank your parents for your genes. Fix your personality first before trying the blame another gamer girl for your shortcomings.
You will be getting dick pics, and lots of them so it sucks to be a girl gamer.
For some reason guys love to send unsolicited dick pics to girls on Instagram. I still don’t get this thought process of thinking it is okay to send your dick out to some girl on the internet. Even if she is in her underwear, or you see a little bit of cleavage that doesn’t make it right.
- See pretty girl online with a little leg showing
- Next step: get a boner and send it to her
- Apply some tasteful text: “You like what you see. Send me some nudes.”
Now what is even more disturbing is that some kids will send you pictures of their dicks. That is just way to gross to even think about, but you can thank technology for that one. If you want to laugh at more direct messages like this check out @mndaraes.dms on Instagram
Advice for everyone
The people leaving these bullying comments on your Instagram photos and just around the internet anywhere, might just be little kids. Little kids have so much access to the internet at this point. They have tablets, smart TV’s, phones, just about everything can get you on the web talking nonsense. So before you start an argument with these little trolls click their profile, just make sure it is sort of worth your time to argue. But I don’t think there is ever a good time to argue with these people. If the comment really hurts your feelings just let the page owner know, so that they can remove the comment. Being a gamer girl is still just being a GAMER, if you like games you like games. So the title of gamer girl shouldn’t be construed as something negative, it is simply a girl who games.
In the long run this really just helps you weed out all the simple minded people out there. These people have a single track mind and just don’t care what you have to say. You can disprove them and they will keep chugging along spouting their hate. In my opinion just ignore them, there is no point of trying to convert these twats. It really is just a waste of breath (or text). If you enjoy gaming and the geek culture who gives a damn about anyone who tries to stop your enjoyment, fuck them.
This was just a little rant I thought I had to put out there, I’m probably not touching on a lot of things because there are a lot of positives, and more negatives. Possibly some solutions that can help combat the gamer girl hate.
If you have something to add to this conversation leave a comment below. If it is good i’ll credit you and add it into the blog post!