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User Info: tsoures

tsoures
1 month ago#41
celebar posted...
Are none of you bothered that we can't even tell who the women on this board are?


Nah, couldn't care less.
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User Info: DaedalusEx

DaedalusEx
1 month ago#42
celebar posted...
What about inclusiveness for the sake of women being able to relate to us better as PC gamers so that we can find more common interests and find some kind of mutual attraction between like minds but isn't also a guy?


Hate to break it to you, but sitting in a chair and staring at a screen isn't going to make you attractive to women anytime soon.

User Info: BrokenMachine85

BrokenMachine85
1 month ago#43
Nazanir posted...
"How to make PC gaming not a "boys club" and inclusive to women?"

Easy, stop pretending it is a boys club.

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User Info: Freelance_Wolf

Freelance_Wolf
1 month ago#44
There's probably a lot more female gamers than you think. Don't think they want to actually talk about it in general, so you assume there's not many of them. You'd be surprised how many of them play 'boy' genres like FPS. Honestly, why would it bother anyone which gender plays which games?

User Info: Dawnshadow

Dawnshadow
1 month ago#45
celebar posted...
Dawnshadow posted...
We exist, we just don't go around with little pink bows on our user names.

Why? Because gaming culture, unfortunately, has issues with sexism and it's easier to go unnoticed than to have to deal with that constantly. It's gotten better, but it can kind of be a mood killer when we just want to relax and unwind. I really don't want to be hit on or told to get back to the kitchen.

In the longer term, some of the problem is that girl children are often discouraged from "boy" hobbies like gaming, or forced to play "girl games" like Imagine Babies instead of things like Mario that should be for everyone. Let kids play games, make games that are reasonably inclusive (which tends to be corporate marketing holding the devs back), and market games to everyone, not just young men. (I mean, by all means market too young men, too, but not exclusively.)

In my experience, female gamers also tend to prefer co-operative experiences over competitive ones.

Marked you as female.


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User Info: MakoReizei

MakoReizei
1 month ago#46
Dragon Nexus posted...
KaizerLaw posted...
And what exactly is stopping any woman that wants to play PC games from doing it?


Males being horrible, horrible people to them?

It's depressing I need to qualify that with a "Yeah I know, not ALL of them" but cosidering the number of people who say "Sexism in multiplayer gaming is just part of the fun", denying there's an issue with how people talk to and treat women online is just wrong.

Anyone can get treated badly online. Women aren't special in that way
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User Info: DarkZV2Beta

DarkZV2Beta
1 month ago#47
celebar posted...
Dawnshadow posted...
We exist, we just don't go around with little pink bows on our user names.

Why? Because gaming culture, unfortunately, has issues with sexism and it's easier to go unnoticed than to have to deal with that constantly. It's gotten better, but it can kind of be a mood killer when we just want to relax and unwind. I really don't want to be hit on or told to get back to the kitchen.

In the longer term, some of the problem is that girl children are often discouraged from "boy" hobbies like gaming, or forced to play "girl games" like Imagine Babies instead of things like Mario that should be for everyone. Let kids play games, make games that are reasonably inclusive (which tends to be corporate marketing holding the devs back), and market games to everyone, not just young men. (I mean, by all means market too young men, too, but not exclusively.)

In my experience, female gamers also tend to prefer co-operative experiences over competitive ones.

Marked you as female.

Making you part of the problem.

Better question: what does gender have to do with enjoying a videogame? Aside from some creepy games playing into the feminist hysteria about "misogyny in videogames" to get attention, literally nothing. Sit down and play/enjoy the game, or go do something else. Nobody cares either way.
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User Info: Abiz_

Abiz_
1 month ago#48
DarkZV2Beta posted...
celebar posted...
Dawnshadow posted...
We exist, we just don't go around with little pink bows on our user names.

Why? Because gaming culture, unfortunately, has issues with sexism and it's easier to go unnoticed than to have to deal with that constantly. It's gotten better, but it can kind of be a mood killer when we just want to relax and unwind. I really don't want to be hit on or told to get back to the kitchen.

In the longer term, some of the problem is that girl children are often discouraged from "boy" hobbies like gaming, or forced to play "girl games" like Imagine Babies instead of things like Mario that should be for everyone. Let kids play games, make games that are reasonably inclusive (which tends to be corporate marketing holding the devs back), and market games to everyone, not just young men. (I mean, by all means market too young men, too, but not exclusively.)

In my experience, female gamers also tend to prefer co-operative experiences over competitive ones.

Marked you as female.

Making you part of the problem.

He just confirmed creeper status.

User Info: celebar

celebar
1 month ago#49
Abiz_ posted...
DarkZV2Beta posted...
celebar posted...
Dawnshadow posted...
We exist, we just don't go around with little pink bows on our user names.

Why? Because gaming culture, unfortunately, has issues with sexism and it's easier to go unnoticed than to have to deal with that constantly. It's gotten better, but it can kind of be a mood killer when we just want to relax and unwind. I really don't want to be hit on or told to get back to the kitchen.

In the longer term, some of the problem is that girl children are often discouraged from "boy" hobbies like gaming, or forced to play "girl games" like Imagine Babies instead of things like Mario that should be for everyone. Let kids play games, make games that are reasonably inclusive (which tends to be corporate marketing holding the devs back), and market games to everyone, not just young men. (I mean, by all means market too young men, too, but not exclusively.)

In my experience, female gamers also tend to prefer co-operative experiences over competitive ones.

Marked you as female.

Making you part of the problem.

He just confirmed creeper status.

I'm gay.
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User Info: Comrade1914

Comrade1914
1 month ago#50
This is one of the saddest topics don has made.
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