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Yes Kotaku, I’m Aware Women Play Video Games

So once again, Kotaku has succeeded at looking at their entire male viewership and thinking they’re all idiots and assholes. This time, it’s an article so cringe-inducing that I’m shocked someone with any brain cells in their head actually clicked “publish” on this article.

Kirk Hamilton of Kotaku thought it would be a great idea to let us all know that there is a secret fact that we don’t know about. What is that you ask? Well apparently…WOMEN PLAY VIDEO GAMES!!!

(you can view the “amazing” article here)

Now click-bait aside, let’s take this article at its core concept, the idea that we apparently aren’t aware that girls play video games. Let me debunk that in four words: It’s 2017. We know.

But let’s go through his article and tear it apart, shall we?

“Hello! I’ve come here today to explain something that apparently still needs explaining: Women play video games.”

Yeah, we’re living in a world where we can’t go a single day without hearing about women in relation to gaming. I think if we weren’t aware, we are more than aware now.

“I know, it’s a radical concept.”

It’s not.

“(As plenty of you are doubtless aware, it is not a radical concept.)”

Really? Because if it isn’t, why’s it so important for you to tell the world about it?

“Yet here in the year 2017, it’s apparently still really easy to assume that despite the fact that A) video games are awesome and B) video games have been a huge part of mainstream popular culture for decades, women do not play video games. But they do.”

No one thinks this anymore. If they do, it’s in ignorance, not in fact.

“I know that many of you reading this are on the same page. If so, cool. Keep doing what you’re doing.”

Yeah…I think that someone like me, even though I am aware of the insane idea of women playing video games being a real thing, if I keep “doing what I’m doing” you still won’t be happy.

“But you may be surprised how many people still think that women, as a general rule, do not play video games. Ask any woman you know—who, again, probably plays video games—and she will likely have a story about someone assuming that she, a woman, does not play video games. Despite the fact that she does.”

Why would I ever ask them that? Instead, here’s a great idea, how about I just talk to them? About anything? Video games aren’t the center of the world, I don’t need to verbally harass them by throwing endless video game conversation at them. If it comes up naturally, then so be it.

“Basically every woman I know who works in games or plays a lot of games regularly has people assume she doesn’t. A quick survey today of several of the women I work alongside at Kotaku confirmed that, yes, this is a frequent occurrence. In fact, for women at game conferences like E3, it often gets a lot worse than having someone assume you don’t play games. The basic truth of the matter still bears repeating, however, so I’m going to repeat it now: Women play video games.”

They’re full of shit. We’re living in a culture and society right now where it’s “cool” to be feminists. And in order to be a feminist, you apparently need to be a victim, so when you’re asked if anyone (aka, a man) has thought you didn’t play video games because you’re a female, you’ll lie and say yes, because it puts you in victim status and keeps the narrative you’re trying to push. I am willing to bet that at best, 10% of these women have actually had this happen to them. Any of the other 90% either are lying or took someone’s (a man’s) words out of context. It’s pure and utter bullshit, no one thinks this in 2017 without being a troll or ironic.

“The assumption I’m talking about is rarely made with the intention of hurting someone’s feelings.”

Bullshit, Kirk. You are triggered as hell about this, or your friends are triggered as hell about it. Because if no one was butthurt about this “issue”, it wouldn’t be a topic that warranted being posted on a website with 10+ million monthly views.

“Like most assumptions, it doesn’t require much thought at all. But if you have ever assumed that maybe women don’t play video games, take this opportunity to remind yourself that in fact, they do.”

I can’t facepalm any harder without actually injuring myself. Someone who is being paid to be a “professional journalist” thought this was a good read, a good article to post.

“If you are a man (or if you’re not!) out at a social gathering, talking with some friends about video games, and a woman comes up and joins the conversation, do yourself a favor: assume she plays video games.”

Because she would totally join a video game centered conversation and partake in the conversation for any other reason other than that she plays video games. No, Kirk, she spends hours every night researching about the latest games, just so she can talk to people, because that’s the only thing us men talk about.

Well if that’s the circumstances we’re working under then, can all the women out there researching video games for conversational purposes, I’ll help you out with further discussion topics that we have. Research anime boobs, metal music and the Action section of Netflix.

“Don’t ask, “do you play video games?” Instead, ask, “what kind of games do you play?”

Or here’s a better idea, don’t change the pace of the conversation and in doing so, draw attention to the “shock” that we have a girl gamer among us. Would it not be more of an “equal footing” thing if the conversation didn’t change, as if nothing abnormal just took place?

“If she says, “Oh, I don’t really play games,” no big deal.”

But apparently it is a big deal, otherwise once again, why are you writing this, Kirk?

“Change the subject to TV, or music, or the weather. (Some people may argue that the weather is not an interesting subject of conversation; I say there’s a reason it’s a conversational default.)”

Don’t tell me what to do. Also, by your situation here, she joined the conversation. I don’t have to change a conversation suddenly just because someone’s left out, they can wait patiently and politely until we finish the conversation we were halfway into. That’s being a proper human being, not catering to someone else’s every whim.

“But if she does play video games, chances are she will have repeatedly dealt with people who assume that she doesn’t. Which is dumb, because women play video games. They just do.”

Thank you so much, Kirk, I feel so informed now!

In all seriousness folks, this may just be one of the dumbest articles I have ever read. The pretentiousness in this article is at such a high level, I’m nearly drowning from it. And it smells like shit so I’d really like to get this out of my mind so I can breathe clean air once again.

It is 2017, the vast majority of women now engage in some sort of video games, whether console, PC, handheld or mobile. You have to have your head so deep into the sand to not know this. After all, where do you think all these new voice actresses are coming from, all these developers, these journalists, hell all these gorgeous girls doing cosplay at every conceivable convention! Women playing video games is almost as obvious a fact as the world being round.

Next time, Kirk, try a different approach. Because this one ain’t cutting it. Maybe switch to how us “disgusting men” think girl gamers look like. Because I could’ve sworn they all look like this:

The Yoga Pants Conundrum

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Yoga pants. If you’re attracted to women, you want to give the person who thought of this article of clothing either a hug, handshake, high five, maybe even a kiss? For any man or woman attracted to those of the female gender, yoga pants since becoming popular since well really the beginning of this decade. It’s no longer become an article of clothing used for a exercising and sports, it’s now a normal everyday life piece of clothing girls and women will wear in the comfort of their own home and in public, whichever they choose.

But if you’re a woman, you’re not 100% happy with what yoga pants has “done to our culture” when it comes to how women are looked at in public while wearing these almost skin-tight pants.

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I’m sure when yoga pants were introduced to the public, they were meant to be thin, flexible and form-fitting comfortable attire for women when exercising and doing, well…I don’t know…yoga! It makes perfect sense, yoga is a ton of stretching, so wearing something that won’t droop over or make you trip over yourself seems like the smart thing to do. But as time has passed, it seems like more and more women and young girls are using the pants as normal, everyday wear. Why? Again, because it’s comfortable.

I imagine a lot of girls like yoga pants the same way I prefer tighter underwear like boxer-briefs and briefs over loose boxers. It hugs onto you and allows you to move a little more freely. And honestly, it just looks so much better than loose clothing. It’s that reason that the majority of my jeans are not baggy and why most of my wardrobe isn’t excessively loose clothing that just hangs off of you.

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So moving onto the issue that we really have to talk about when it comes to yoga pants: people who stare at women/girls who wear these types of pants. Now this might be an unpopular opinion, but this is what I have to say to anyone who has a problem with people who take a glance: Grow the fuck up! Because when I think of these people, all I hear is a childish voice saying “Nyah! Don’t look at me!”. What the hell is your problem with people who know what they’re attracted to and look at it? It is a basic human instinct, it’s not something we choose to do, it’s something we are hard-wired since birth to be like. Stop acting like it’s a switch we can just turn on and off, anyone who can apparently keep themselves from doing it has either spent an eternity training their eyes not to wander, or they’re not attracted to you!

Oh, and to all the women out there who disagree with me, please don’t act like you’re innocent either in all this. Tell me with a straight face that you have never stared at a guy before because he was wearing a tight shirt and you could see his muscles. Hell, tell me you’ve never stared at a guy’s ass either, I know plenty of girls who I’ve overheard talking about how cute a butt a guy had. And it saddens me as well that these same (possibly) feminists who give men shit for anything related to staring at a woman’s figure also fawned over the leaked photos of Justin Bieber’s penis. You can’t have it both ways, folks!

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I love how so many people act like the opposite never happens. Do you really think men never get stared at by women? Do you really think women never talk about how hot a guy is when he’s walking by? You’re in a completely different if you world if you believe that to be true. The difference between both sides is that men likely do this more often, I’m going to act like it’s the other way around, I truly do believe men do it more often. But at the same time, there isn’t a massive gap between the two because I’m positive that women severely downplay their “transgressions” so-to-speak. Men are constantly attacked because it’s them and only them that are advertised as such. Men do not ever attack women for staring at them, in fact we encourage it. Not because we want your attention, ladies, oh no. But it’s because we honestly don’t give a shit. You wanna stare at us? Go on right ahead, it doesn’t bother us in the slightest.

We also need to just accept the fact that women and their bodies are structured to be a lot more beautiful to the average human being out there, regardless of gender. Cause let’s be honest, people, unless you straight up don’t find women attractive at all, they’re just inherently more beautiful than men are. I already mentioned this inmy Swimsuit vs Underwear article and my response to Anita Sarkeesian’s “Strategic Butt Coverings” video, women are defined so much more than men. Aside from breasts, women just have far more defined and well, sexier butts than men. I’ve already gone through how I’m positive there are women who do stare at men’s butts as well, but at the same time, you put the average male ass next to an average female ass, the female is going to win every time, women just have better butts than guys.

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So is it all that surprising that when women wear something as tight-fitting as yoga pants are and not wear anything over top, that their ass is going to be out in full view for every interested pair of eyes out there? Honestly, I’ve seen girls in yoga pants where it legitimately looks like they’re not wearing pants, it’s just body paint made to look like pants. If you’re choosing of your own volition to wear something that tight that basically makes your lower half look like you’re naked, you shouldn’t ever be surprised if guys who are inherently attracted to women and the female ass is one of the best pieces of the female body to look at, they decide to take a peek.

Now this is not to say this means women should just have to accept every single person who decides to take a look-see. Of course, there are people out there who take it too far, follow girls around to ogle at their firm behinds, get too close, make some very disgusting comments, I’m not giving any of that shit a free pass, let me make that clear. But the guys (and girls) who glance and do the old turn around, spare them your feminist drivel. We’re not being creepy, we’re not being misogynistic, we’re not being perverted, we’re being normally human beings. It’s not a choice, we are hard-wired to be like this, we know what we’re attracted to, of course we’re going to take a look at something we’re interested in.

You got a problem with it? Take it up with the man upstairs if you believe in God. He’s the one who created you to look this way and the one who created us to react this way. Otherwise, believe in the science of the human body and mind and understand that if you have any level of a decent looking butt and you’re sporting a pair of yoga pants, people are gonna look.

Geez, just take the compliment that we think you’re attractive. If one of us goes over the line and even goes as far as copping a feel, then you have my full permission to rip them a new asshole.