Nerd-world Culture and Woman

We see it happen and we experience it but it seems no one points out the prejudice of it all. Women in our Nerd-world Culture are treated like demi-gods. Really, think about it, your playing a video game and person with a handle pops on that skews toward a feminine sounding name – or at least you think it is – what happens? Everyone focuses on her or she gets some form of attention more than most. Secure-the-deck-plates! if she actually has a mic and talks! Another example; think about your gaming community online be it tabletop RPG’s, video games, painting, collecting, card games. On those forums… pay attention, women get more responses and get far more attention.  It’s one thing I have noticed being apart of the Nerd-world Culture.

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Gamer Names: The “x’s” Dilemma

It’s a long standing joke among my gamer friends that if you have more than one “x” in your name everything you do doesn’t count. You read that correctly. Meaning if we are playing online together and you get top spot and I get second spot, I actually get top spot. It has even formed into a form of frustration management because if you kill me online we just say, “Oh it doesn’t matter anyway,” “Why is that?” “He has x’s in his name.”

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