2. Being assigned titles like Critter Crunch or Pet Rescue Saga for review as a games writer because it ‘fits your demographic’.
3. Having your male coworkers talk over you during heated debates over the next DLC release or additional character.
5. You’re the go to person for advice on building ‘nurturing’ character roles like healer, white mage, etc.
6. Being called a variety of disparaging names when discussing any sort of sexual matter in games in a positive light.
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.
8. Not getting said reporting job because you were smart enough to understand the difference between those two roles.
9. You can’t be too pretty or too ugly because that obviously has some mystical, mythical connection to how much you know about gaming.
11. No matter if you’re a blogger or a journalist making bank at a major publication, you still slept with someone to get there, even if you’re an expert on the subject.
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.
18. People have no qualms about white-knighting you online when you’re engaged in debates with others because they feel you need protection.
20. Others are afraid to offend you with video game content, which they’ve somehow forgotten is your job, so you end up getting excluded instead.
21. Finally, if you decide to join a professional gaming team, you’d better aim for some composed of exclusively women.
Because gamer boys can’t handle women who are better than them on their team.
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