Women and girls who play video games are up against a lot: If male gamers and nerds have how to be a gamer girl, to some extent, been challenged to prove their "authenticity" to others in the community, those tests have been based in knowledge and skill. With female gamers, it's quite a bit more complicated — and more than a little sexist.
What gamer girls and, relatedly, their comic book cousins, " fake geek girls " should and shouldn't do and what they should and shouldn't look like is a frequently heated topic of Internet discussion, particularly on S. See the gamer girl tag in particular.
Here are just a few of the confusing, and often paradoxical, rules set forth by Internet people gamers and non-gamers alike on what a gamer girl should be.
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