Girl Gamers – 5 Things Guys do to Annoy Us

Girl Gamers

It is important to note that the statements in this article are not geared to put down anyone gender or to generalize any specific gender to any statement. What it is meant to point out the disappointing commonly seen trends in SOME males to SOME females. Please keep that in mind while reading and proceed with an open heart and opened mind. Nothing is meant to be offensive to anyone in particular, we are here to make a statement for gaming’s future and accepting all gamers of all genders, backgrounds, ethnicities and more.

Most girl gamers have been there- that moment of unpleasant, uncomfortable actions from certain male gamers. They act as if girl gamers are a rare species that they can freely harass, taunt and pick-on with no consequence. As most online bullying has no consequence, neither does the actions of rude males towards female players. Over the years girl gamers have gotten much tougher with dealing with these criticisms and now find these everyday interactions more annoying than hurtful. There are hundreds of different ways male gamers offending girl gamers but which do the lovely ladies of the community find the most annoying?

5. Send Nude Pictures

One of the lesser common annoyances in gaming between certain males and certain females are nude pictures. The craze of random males taking pictures of their private areas and sending them to random girl gamers they met online started back when the Xbox 360 came out with its vision camera. Since then we can comfortably say the craze has died down but yet still poses as one of the top annoyances online.

One thing these perverted guys need to get straight when playing games, every girl you run into online most likely doesn’t think your all that and most likely doesn’t want to see what your packing. Girl gamers join games to play games not to get sexually harassed with indecent exposure over the internet. If you are one of the few guys who do this, just stop… please. Luckily the smart women out there that doesn’t want to view the photographs from random players they meet online can open a message and use common sense about what the image might be and simply ignore the message without opening the photo. We should also not fail to mention video chats… and please girl gamers be mindful of late night Uno!

4. Call us unpleasant names just for being female

Name calling has been a resort for online players since online gaming got popular despite gender. This effects both genders to some extend but specific males tend to take it a step overboard when they are playing with girl gamers. Girl gamers tend to get the worse of the worse bad names and sometimes even made up stories to go along with their names. This trend commonly uses words such as “slut” and “whore” when a male is negatively confronting girl gamers.

The sad thing about this is that it is something that can actually hurt the girl gamers feelings. These specific male player can be playing a game with a female who is as nice as could be and be called names such as these which will make her feel bad about herself. Also when one male in a certain game decides to pick on girl gamers in the game it isn’t uncommon that the other males in the game will begin to taunt as well. Girl gamers are commonly ganged up against and constantly being out numbered can really get on our nerves; hence the reason a lot of girl gamers travel in groups.

3. Think they know what we look like

When a lot of guys see girl gamers online the first thing they do is paint a picture of how they imagine her looking. This can get annoying in two different ways. One way is if it is one of those guys that harassing us by calling us ugly or fat while the other ways is the male that is automatically thinking we are bombshell sexy. It is very annoying when someone is speaking of your appearance when they can’t see you because they really have no clue what you look like.

It is hurtful to anyone when they are called ugly, more annoying when they have no clue but it is also equally as annoying when a random person assumes you’re a sex goddess. Attitudes like this provoke taunting behavior and an all-around unpleasant game. It is distracting to the girl gamers who are involved in the assumption and in most cases the offender will not drop it.

2. Assume we suck

Before the game starts and before there is proof of the skill level of any gamer in that game some male players tend to automatically think girl gamers sucks at the game. This is literally maddening because girl gamers are picked on just for being a girl despite the possibility that she is actually good at the game. Girl gamers have every capability of being just as good if not better at any game then guys do and yet male’s hang on to the last hope that he can bet girls at video games.

When it is looked at as a whole gender plays nearly no role in the skill level of any player. No matter the statistic or which gender you are in favor of it is just plain ignorant to believe that a guy is better than any girl just because he is a guy or vice versa. It is dependent on the player and how much time they send playing the game not about whether you were born male or female.

1. Overly try to get our attention

The most annoying thing a guy can potentially do to girl gamers in an online game is overly try to get her attention. Before anything is said by either player the male takes note of the female’s gamertag or ID and goes absolutely crazy. This is the guy that cannot keep his composure and that repeats himself over and over again in hopes of getting some kind of response from girl gamers. He is most likely squealing saying somthing like “It’s a girl”, “Did you know there is a girl in this game” or saying her gamertag or ID multiple times.

Even if girl gamers do not respond to the menace, he continues trying his hardest to get her attention for the entire game. The girl can do her best to ignore him but that won’t stop this guy from sending her friend requests and messages after the game. These are the guys that girl gamers try to avoid at all cost, the guys that won’t get a spot on the ladies friends list and the ultimate annoyance for girls in gaming.

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Author: Heather Spears View all posts by

18 Comments on "Girl Gamers – 5 Things Guys do to Annoy Us"

  1. G July 27, 2012 at 11:50 am - Reply

    I sympathise and agree with the exception of no 2. I play with and have played against quite a few girl gamers and the vast majority of them (90%) aren’t skilled online. Sorry.

    • Tim July 28, 2012 at 4:13 am - Reply

      yep, agree completely 9/10 girl gamers suck that’s not my opinion that’s a fact that comes through observation from all those years (12) I play online games, sometime once in a blue moon u might find a true skilled girl but that’s very rare.

    • Joe Farthington July 29, 2012 at 9:39 am - Reply

      That is true. However the same thing also applies to male gamers. Most gamers male or female are not skilled. You may see more male professional gamers, but this is most likely due to female professionals not be considered socially acceptable yet.

  2. xino July 27, 2012 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    ” “Did you know there is a girl in this game” or saying her gamertag or ID multiple times.”

    lolz!

  3. XanTheTank July 27, 2012 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Damn author is hot :p

  4. SunriseReaper July 28, 2012 at 5:01 am - Reply

    I totally disagree (except for the nude pics part. Guess what. Yeah it happens to females but just as much as it does males. Your not being singled out. Every other douche bag with a mic is like that to everyone. Its just something you gotta live with.

  5. Joe Farthington July 28, 2012 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Even though I am male, I can relate to this plight. (There is no way to say this without sounding pretentious, oh well). I play games a lot and am more skilled that 99% of the people I meet online. When people take note of either of these aspects they usually assume I am fat and have either no job or a dead end job. When it comes down to it though, someone who makes assumptions like this is not worth caring about.

  6. dcbronco July 28, 2012 at 8:46 am - Reply

    You could cut out most of those if they saw your picture. But then problems 1 and 5 would pick up 100 fold.

  7. Jim Girgenti July 29, 2012 at 6:58 am - Reply

    Wow a lot of comments… a lot more that never saw the light of day because they can’t accept the fact that a girl has the power of speech… the saddest thing is that out of all the comments that are here (as well as the deleted trolling rude ones) and NOT ONE COMMENT FROM A FEMALE… I wonder what kind of comment another girl gamer would leave.

    On a side note, to the people that did not get to see their comment here… none of my core staff will be belittled here by comments, this is not fucking youtube. If you want to leave a negative comment it better be constructive… or at least make sense.

  8. Shaun Ray July 29, 2012 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    lol looks like Heather made a lot of 12 year olds mad on this post!

  9. Staffdaddyy July 29, 2012 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    Sad thing is… Like you said, girl gamers travel in packs, and then If you lose they hOld the U GOT BEAT BY A BUNCH OF GIRLS card over you

  10. CatOfTheCanals August 5, 2012 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    I don’t get abuse because I mute everyone lol. I have had friend requests from dudes but never have been sent anything rude, had any bad comments or flirty messages at all from them. But I’m 28, my friends on xbox live are around the same age so maybe it’s just maturity. The new generation of “gamers” is different.

  11. Jason Vorhees August 9, 2012 at 6:53 am - Reply

    1 major thing girl gamers do to annoy male gamers

    Immediately announce they’re female as soon as any game starts.

    • CatOfTheCanals August 9, 2012 at 2:17 pm - Reply

      Lol, they must be very manly if they have to announce that they’re female when the game starts. It would personally annoy me, as a female if I went online and some girl announced she was a girl. I’d be like… No fucking shit sherlock…

  12. Melissa September 12, 2012 at 7:31 am - Reply

    It’s simple. If it’s a problem, mute everyone once you get into a lobby. Don’t want to do that? Either ignore it or talk shit back. It’s just annoying when I don’t talk shit to someone when I find out they’re a guy, why do it when you find out i’m a girl? It’s nice whooping their ass in a shooter game after they’ve talked shit though. Best comeback to an annoying fuckwad, ask about their K/D after you win :)

  13. Annabel Godelieve October 8, 2012 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    I find it hilarious when guys find out youre a female. Theyll either shut up for a minute, or theyll try to pick on you, or theyll start white-knighting. Its funny as hell. I usually dont get offended if they call me “cunt”, “whore”, or “bitch” when I kill their fatasses, but when they start making hurtful conversations I get upset. I guess I do deserve some shit, tho…I do troll / annoy people on purpose :/ Either way…Muffins are good.

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