Tropes vs Women in Gaming & the Female Gaming Experience
Intention of thread
This thread is intended to provide a place to have an adult discussion of negative stereotypes of women in gaming, and women's experience in gaming. Including Anita Sarkeesian's tropes vs. women videos, sexist and threatening text/voice chat, and personal interaction with male gamers.
This is NOT a place to nitpick Anita's videos, or the wording used by anyone to express their point.
Discussion of how anti-female tropes effect male players is appropriate, but this is not a place to discuss other common tropes.
I have spoken with Certis to ensure that long tangents will not be tollorated.
Please respect the views and experiences of the women here.
The latest vid does not appear to be up with a transcript yet but can be seen on youtube.
I would like to open this up by inviting our female gamers to share some of their experiences in gaming, and thoughts on the female gaming experience.
What tropes do you find most irritating or demeaning?
What could video game manufacturers do to fix some of the problems they have?
What about face to face interaction (cons etc.)? How are your experiences there?
What else do you want to talk about that I am totally missing?