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21 Struggles Only Women In The Video Game Industry Will Understand

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7. Applying for a reporting job and then getting shoved on camera because they don’t want to hear what you have to say about gaming, they want you to be the face of the things they want to say about gaming.


13. It doesn’t matter where or how easy to read your byline is on an article, because you’re always a he in the comments. No one bothers to think a woman may have written about the sacred world of video games.

15. You’ve either got to be zany and sUpEr RaNd0m! or reserved and polite when dealing with members of public relations or the games press or you’ll be forgotten entirely.

16. When checking out games at trade events, PR hovers over you and either tries to play the game for you or (in some rare cases) attempts to take the controller and demonstrate the title for you.

17. Questioning an idea or concept within a game and during discussions with coworkers often ends in someone explaining said concept to you and dismissing your criticism entirely.

19. Attending events like E3 becomes an exercise in how unprofessional others can be to you under the guise of making you comfortable. How many creepy dudes are going to gently touch your back or arm before you can leave?

21. Finally, if you decide to join a professional gaming team, you'd better aim for some composed of exclusively women.

Warner Bros.

Because gamer boys can't handle women who are better than them on their team.


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