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61. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:16 BST
Naw, Swerd. Consider where you got that stereotype of girl gamers from. If a girl admitted she was a gamer to you, wouldn't that stereotype be called to mind? I mean, that's how stereotypes work. You have an idea of how a group of people are, and when someone self-identifies as belonging to that group, you formulate an idea of what kind of a person they are based on it.
Well, you're not alone. Many guys are exactly like that. So, the best way to avoid being negatively stereotyped is to never self-identify as part of that group.
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62. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:20 BST
I try to avoid sterotyping I really do, but it seems the universe is bent on proveing to me that their true.
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63. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:23 BST
The only thing my girlfriend HAS to be, is a girl.
64. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:25 BST
Yes a Nintendo fan, please.
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65. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:25 BST
66. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:26 BST
67. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:26 BST
click I swear I'm trying to be helpful....again you seem to be just as heavily invested in the stereotype of guys thinking all girls are too hardcore/into games and that it immasculates them....maybe stop blaming your gaming preferences and look for other possible explanations? And yeah, like malnin, I have had a heavy dose of life reinforcing that stereotype, but you assuming the entire male populace of the world is this woman-dominating, videogame-desire repressing squadron of ogres seems like the same thing. TBH I find opinionated in-your-face nerds of both genders annoying--anyone that finds the need to call themself a "gamer" upon out first meeting is met with a fair degree of "..."-ness
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68. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:27 BST
Something tells me this thread is gonna suffer an unimaginable fate. Maybe it's just me.
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69. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:31 BST
I think this thread is fine--i'm not offended in any way and I hope click isn't either--we're just talking Plus Bdragglestein's watchin this topic already I think.
70. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:31 BST
I didn't assume that, Swerd. I'm just saying that your life-reinforced stereotype is not yours alone, but is held by other guys, and it colours their perception of girls who admit to being gamers. They expect them to be like the stereotype, and act accordingly.
71. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:37 BST
well maybe we could both learn a thing or two? Let's try this--next guy you date, go into it without the videogame guns a-blazin'. Do what people normally do on dates--find some smalltalk, see how confident he is starting conversations, make sure he's not just that dude that talks about himself for 35 minutes and then asks to walk you home, learn some things about what he's into, etc. Maybe ease him into the videogames thing a little bit more than you might be tempted to normally. On the flipside, the next outspoken gamer-girl I meet, I will go out of my way to be as non judgmental as possible and try to appreciate where she's coming from and see her as a person and not just as a videogame-fact-spewing threat to my masculinity . We may not be fixing the world's prejudices, but it makes 2 less of us that are hung up on stereotypes!
72. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:45 BST
Stereotype is not a good thing. It's a bad thing.
73. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:45 BST
Oh Starboy, you have to put that first comment back up. It was golden.
Edited on Sun 11th October, 2009 @ 19:45 by Adam
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74. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:45 BST
well maybe we could both learn a thing or two? Let's try this--next guy you date, go into it without the videogame guns a-blazin'. Do what people normally do on dates
Have you been reading anything I've written? I don't go into it saying anything about videogames. I pretend I don't play em at all. It's not like I normally go into it with "guns a-blazin". As long as I don't mention video games, everything is fine.
75. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:47 BST
/eject Some people can't be helped. Starboy, that comment rocked.
76. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:51 BST
It's like some people take some things way too seriously. Take, for one, Mr. Nutz, who may look cute on the outside, but he's not to be trifled with. Also, Starfy's a cute star, with tons of action packed in him. The PC-Engine from Star Parodier is another example entirely.It's like when one sees a cute character, they expect them to be defenseless.
Edited on Sun 11th October, 2009 @ 19:52 by WanderFan91
77. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:51 BST
I think it's good when girls have a geeky side too! Sometime the librarian type can be hot!
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78. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:52 BST
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79. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:52 BST
When girls tel me they like video games I always hear the same list, resident evil, left for dead, dead riseing, guitar hero, zelda. i'd love to hear a girl say what games they like without feeling like they their trying to impress me.
Edited on Sun 11th October, 2009 @ 19:56 by malpon
80. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:54 BST
tbh a girl i am interested in is interested because of her personality and not because of her affection for videogames. sure, it would be nice if she shared that affection of mine for aforementioned matter, but in a relationship all the attention revolve around the humans and not the games.