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11-20-2009 @ 9:41PM
@ Adrya: That's kind of adorably naive, to put it generously. The fact is, you will be looked down upon being a female gamer, whether you "expect" to be or not. Period. No, not by every dude, or even most dudes, but there is a sizable troglodytic contingent in the gaming community, and specifically in online gaming, who haven't left their kindergarten treehouse days behind them. Play long enough, and you'll run into them, no matter how much a certain subset of female gamer pretends they don't exist. I've been gaming longer than some WoW players have been alive, and the same little boys that kicked the cabinet and threw tantrums when I destroyed them at Street Fighter 2 grew up to hang around /b/ and spam Trade with "there's no girls on the internet" jokes.The point is not whether or not it goes on. It does. The point is that any snot-nosed 13 year old mailbox /dancing nelf or bong water-drinking manchild who would refuse to take a player seriously simply for being female is several cards short of a full deck to begin with, and not worth being upset over.
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