Or, at least, why it shouldn’t be.
I just read this:
I agree, I applaud, and I thoroughly chastise myself! I used to be so proud of “being a girl gamer”, and for what? What other past-time has such gender stereotyping? I’m a girl-reader, a girl-manga fan, a girl-geek… I’m a girl, and all these other things. Why does this distinction matter so much?
Just needed to shout out my appreciation of this article and the message alongside it. I feel like my eyes have been a little more opened to how, even as an act of defiance, I have been labelling myself incorrectly. I am a gamer. And I am a girl. But I am not, nor will I ever again be, a girl gamer.