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Girl Gamer Vs. Gamer Girl

Posted Jan 26, 2007 by Jon Wood

Girl Gamer Vs. Gamer Girl

Carolyn Koh takes a look at the similarities and differences in female gamers.

Is there a difference between a Girl Gamer and a Gamer Girl? Some suggest that the term "Girl Gamer" is simply a designation of the gender of the gamer and that a "Gamer Girl" implies that the female gamer a hard-core gamer. One that can frag with the best of them.

Pffft. Semantics. I say. But former Snior Editor Dana Massey took it one step further and called me a "Girlie" Gamer. When Laura Genender and I did a couple of debates early last year, Dana opined that we were perfect foils for each other. As he put it, Laura fragged with the best. She enjoyed beating the boys and shoving their noses into it. Whereas I ran like a girl, threw like a girl and would paint the toe-nails of my character if I could.

Read the Editorial here.


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