Josh Hinke at sure hates the term!

Here’s an excerpt:

It’s not just the word, it’s what the word means.  It is what it tells us about video games and the people who play them.  The term “gamer” – however it has been reappropriated in your personal circle – is a marketing term that pegs games and those who play with a stigma that encourages a specific lifestyle or forces those labeled to buck the stereotype.  If you’re trying to impress a significant other, saying you’re a “gamer” isn’t usually great, unless you’re a girl trying to fit into the “gamer gurl” stereotype, which only furthers my distaste for the word.  The idea of a “gamer gurl” perpetuates the idea that women should conform to a certain style in order to be found attractive by men.  

Follow the link for the full write-up. Then come back and let me know what you think!

By Brody

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