Girl Gamer Demands Respect On NPR
However, as the industry continues to grow and begins to cater to both males and females alike, the girl gamers are starting to grow a tad indignant. Why do older people think girls who play video games are just trying to be boys? How come the immature fools online won't shut up when they discover they're playing with a chick? And what's the deal with those oversexed females depicted in games? Well, 17-year-old Jessica Cernadas is tired of it all, and she recently vented her frustrations on NPR in a piece called, "Why Do Girl Gamers Get So Little Respect?" Huh...if we had a girl on staff, it's sounds like something we'd publish. Anyway, you can listen to what Cernadas had to say over at Kotaku; she calls online gaming a "men's club" and believes things are going to have to change in the future. Well, that's bound to happen but it helps that someone is speaking up; maturity can be tough to find in this industry, that's for damn sure.
We're just wondering if she could come back to NPR in 10 years, just to prove she hasn't grown up into a machete-wielding madwoman.
1/26/2011 9:14:48 PM Ben Dutka