Being a “gamer girl” can be a surreal experience. For all the guys who don’t think women can hack it in the gaming world, there are thousands who ask Santa for more gamer girls every year. Thanks to the scarcity of gamer girls out there, we lucky ladies get just one stereotype to share between us—which means everyone has a great idea of exactly who you are before you even open your mouth. Part of the current stereotype is that we gamer girls fight with each other in order to compete for attention, status, and all those eligible gamer men.
It was a typical Monday afternoon in the office when my boss stopped by my desk.
“Would you like to play in an all-girl D&D game?” she asked.
“Of course!” I said. How fun would that be. I mean, no offense to my all-male current group, but I wouldn’t mind a side of estrogen with my initiative.