Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:21 AM
Anyone can be a fake anything. For every "fake" gamer that is female, there is also one "fake" that is male.
Regardless of gender, any one of any sex that manipulates another person into liking them by pretending to be something they are not is, in simplest terms, just sad. The fact that they cannot and do not see that their own personality (not what they're "expected" to be) should be enough iin and of itself s both sad and a tragic reflection of what our society deems "normal" in general. If you're a girl, you'll only "win" a guy if you're "hot" enough, and "cute"/"feminine" enough, are "sexy" enough, focus exclusively on your looks over your mind (brains are SOOO overrated!), and willing to change everything about yourself to win his affections. If you're a guy, you'll only win a girl if you are strong and well-muscled like He-Man, fierce and dominant and overtly "masculine", extremely sexist and misogynist (women LOVE being told to "get back to the kitchen!), and basically act like every guy on the internet, because if she STILL doesn't like you, well, then she's just a secret lesbian who doesn't know how awesome you are, duuuuh. Oh, not to mention the generation old stigma that subcultures can't seriously date other subcultures (goth x hipster, emo x hiphop, punk x prep? lolNOPE) unless it's exclusively brief to get laid. Yeah, we're kind a a f***ed up place
(WE'RE THE HEROS!!!). :/
On another note, "fake" gamers may not necessarily be so much fake as much as new to gaming & overexcitedly titling themselves to (perhaps finally) fit into a/the crowd. Sure, perhaps some are only into gaming to attract others; those, then, were never "gamers" in the first place, but hens on parade, akin to a peacock strutting his feathers in the zoo. On the flip side, there are certain to be many who happen to enjoy video games but are by no means experts, and such may come off as "fake" when they are in fact inexperienced. To assume they are "fake" is to judge them as harshly as those who judge you for being interested in gaming or "being nerdy". To act on that assumption, to jump in to that pit, essentially turns you into the bully that once bullied you (or others you knew). Better to ask these people you consider "fakes" why they like gaming, what interests them, to find out who they are than it is to judge them and write them off. When one assumes, they really do indeed make an ASSume of themselves.
(TL;DR, remember the golden rule before bashing. that is all.)
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