So, you can imagine my surprise when I stumbled across hilariously outdated statements on Twitter about how women like myself are in a minute minority. I'm not going to argue that here. The responses to that were many and often hilarious. I wish I could direct you to the Twitter thread, because holy hell some of the replies made me laugh.
It boggles my mind that people can possibly still believe that women interested in geeky things are rare. You would have to never have been to a convention, never have browsed Twitch, or talk to any woman ever. Maybe it makes some men feel special thinking that the things they're into is for men only, making them somehow manly?
I wonder if they realise that women have been there from the beginning. Hell, women founded some genres. My mind cannot wrap around these beliefs. I shake my head.
Anyway, I'm tired of having to try and prove my gamer status. And frankly, I don't care enough to do so. You don't think I'm real? Or that I really game? I mean, I can invite you to watch me stream on Twitch (tonight at 7pm!), but I don't want you in my digital space. I can direct you to all the evidence which shows that women make up almost half of all video gamers (I'm not sure about the stats for table top stuff). But people like that are immune to facts and are so myopic that they'd try and reason away the evidence in any case.
Besides, they're not worth proving anything to.
As I age, I find I just don't care anymore. I don't care to try and please people who will never be pleased. I don't care to argue with folks who are immune to facts, willfully ignorant, and unable to unpack their own toxic biases. I just don't have the energy for it.
I just want to hangout and game and chat with friends. Dickheads need not apply.
Wow. This post took a turn.
Okay, I have some writing to do.