Stephen King being Stephen King
The evolution of girl gamers
Boy gamers are so self-centered they act as though women haven’t been playing video games for decades, and then act horrified when the female gamers who have always been there actually become visible and vocal about the rampant misogyny that has infected the gaming world.
Like seriously, how entitled do you have to be that women saying “it sure would be nice if I wasn’t treated like shit while enjoying the games I play” translates to “I must be catered to” when video games have LITERALLY been catered to men for decades?
- 1993 - 64% of girls reported playing video games
- 1996 - "home use had increased for fourth grade girls"
- 1998 - "both male and female adolescents play video games on a regular basis."
- 1999 - "88% of the female college students … surveyed were video game players."
- 2007 - 20-47% of adolescent girls play video games
- 2008 - "94% of girls play video games"
- 2010 - "Forty percent of all game players are women."
- 2012 - "Women 18 or older represent a significantly greater portion of the game-playing population (30%) than boys age 17 or younger"
- 2013 -"adult women are nearly half of all video game players"
I didn’t get all the dates, but I think you can get the point.
Also considered posting my own personal gaming history, but I would’ve had to go back to the 80s for that. e_e
I’mma keep posting things like this and adding that my mom was selling glass bottles she found in the road for arcade money long before any of these shitbabies were even thought of.
(grin) Because here we are, contumaciously posting and reblogging while over 30. (Or 20. Or 15.)
Reblog, if you like, and display with pride.
ETA: Here’s another version of the graphic for those who prefer something a little subtler.
Reblogging because I am, indeed, an old fart on Tumblr and we need to find each other!
Over 30? Hahahahahahaha
Not sure when “over 30” became “old fart”, but I’ll take it.
Hand knits in the Archives! These wool stockings were knit by Fidelia Fiske, Class of 1842, from wool spun by Mount Holyoke founder Mary Lyon. The wool is incredibly fine — almost like sewing thread — and those long double pointed needles look like quite a challenge to work with. But certainly nothing was impossible for this knitter who went on to found a school based on the Mount Holyoke model in Persia (present-day Iran) in 1843.
shit, and i thought my sock gauge was fucking tiny.
BUT HE HAD 7 KIDS AND A WIFE TO FEED SO HE ENDED UP OWNING A GROCERY STORE AFTER SERVING IN WW2
TODAY MY DAD WAS CLEANING THE HOUSE AND FOUND SOME PENCIL DRAWINGS THAT MY GRANDPA DID AND ASKED IF I WANTED TO HAVE THEM AND I
CAN WE JUST LOOK AT THIS
MY BAD WEBCAM PICTURES DON’T EVEN DO THEM JUSTICE LIKE LOOK AT THESE
MY GRANDPA NEVER BECAME A FAMOUS ARTIST
BUT I WANT TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
Props to my 6 year old self for calling out bullshit at an early age.