17: Confessions of a GameStop Girl

Confessions of a GameStop Girl

"What struck me was the organic ease with which she discusses issues of sexism, gender discrimination and Illusion of Gaia without stopping to pick at her noodle plate." Pat Miller interviews Rachel Chai, a veteran girl gamer.

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Great. Another article about how girls are just like "us" that still opens with a description of her age, skin tone and clothes.

I'm guessing Escapist has an older demographic than your average Halo server. We know what girls are, some of us talk to, and are even friends with, these strange, alien creatures. Some of us even have them as girlfriends, wives or....*bosses* (and not the end-of-level kind).

Girls are people too, I get it. Enough already. Move on!

Two traveling monks encounter a young woman standing by a swiftly flowing river...

- Alan

This article kind of disappointed me. I expected indepth coverage of how girls get treated differently in the gaming community, and to me it just went over things most gamers already know, or at least, those better "than your average Halo server".

i've been working for gamestop since it was eb games to try to put myself through college. I was down after my shift slinging videos so i googled gamestop girl and this is the 1st link. you captured the obvious kudos. you don't talk about how hard is to not get patronized on-line when you're live and kicking ass, and you only sugarcoated at best the sketchballs that think they can talk to you like an idiot. i have to admit i'm glad that someone decided to shine a light on it, however dim that light may be.

Well, wasn't this all very cute and filled with melancholy.
I must say, thought, that this comment sums up nicely what I thought upon reading the first lines of this article:

jezcentral:
Great. Another article about how girls are just like "us" that still opens with a description of her age, skin tone and clothes.

 

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