I thought I’d take this as a sign to talk about actually being a female and putting something on public display. It’s not easy to play games, be an artist, or write a blog and be female. Our mere existence seems to be a problem. We’re called out and the message is always either “fuck you” or “fuck me.” The wonderful people at Fat, Ugly, or Slutty show this difficulty in the gaming world. Unfounded hostility happens more often than it should. Because traditionally male dominated fields are being used by everybody, they like to belittle anyone else on the gender spectrum. Not all men are like this, but men are the ones who bully most often. Women do, too, and it’s mostly in an effort to put down other women so that the bully is seen as “one of the guys” and gets an Honorary Man badge. This needs to stop because it just hurts everyone.
I wasn’t sure what I was going to do about this lovely waste of memory space. I know that it’s the internet and shit happens, so I’m not taking it too personally. I’m just going to chalk it up to that individual being jealous I completed the Pokedex and he/she didn’t. I’ve seen braver cuccos. I’m just sorry they didn’t have the guts to leave a real name or email address so I could ask for constructive criticism. I could even help them with correcting their grammar and fleshing out ideas! Wins all around.
I’m just trying to nip this in the bud. I’m glad this is only my first taste of this nonsense, and it’s given me an opportunity to speak out. It happens to everyone, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore it. I came across a video today that sums up my feelings on the subject.
I know that bringing this up is probably going to bring a lot more nastiness. Bring it on, man. I know I’m not the best, but I’m ever improving. I’m not about to let some anonymous jerk stop me.