j03: Clearly this guy knows gamers and can pinpoint specific criticisms about them, while gamers poop tons of criticisms on women without ever really interacting with them in any meaningful way.
I don't know if you meant for it to read this way, but it looks like you're accusing Jon Finkel of perpetuating all this nastiness.
Now listen—you mustn't be too upset with Miss Hart. She's a female writer for a tech website, and that is a very, very difficult job. In order to fit in, she has had to internalize all the ways that boys in her industry treat girls poorly and take them for granted. It's okay to blame her less than you do the boys who were mean. As you grow, I'll be proud of you if you tend to assign blame to power and tend to forgive the oppressed.
My main objection is that he doesn't seem to address the fact that a significant percentage of gamers, often the majority, are women. 53% of gamers in mobile platforms, 42% of online players, 42% of players in the USA. According to the last link, 72% of U.S. households play games and the average player is 37 years old. In the UK, 59% of 6-56 year-olds are gamers with 48% being women and half of the 36-50s playing games according to the Beeb.
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