Trending on Twitter: More than Meets the EyeToday's top trending hashtag: #GirlsAreBadAtGaming just ahead of Xbox8 and strangely enough My Little Pony. Upon seeing this many female gamers went straight into challenge mode. On the other hand, many male gamers took just as much offense the trending phrase. When clicking on the tag, rather than seeing what many female gamers often hear in Multi-player Matchmaking, you find tweet after tweet praising highly skilled female gamers and clans that promote and provide positive and safe environments for women in gaming. Several members of the PMS Clan chimed in and PMS Ticorah (PMS Clan Leader) even offered up a challenge.
Tracy Kobeda Brown @ticorah:
Dear #GirlsAreBadAtGaming, you have a personal invite to come and play with us. @PMSClan. Just post on our forums and we will set it up.GamerSushi @gamersushi:
Guys, real talk. Getting #girlsarebadatgaming to trend is embarrassing the rest of us. Cut it out.End Gamers @End_Gamers:
#GirlsAreBadAtGaming? Only as bad as men are at multitasking, and last time we looked, both can play and drink beer at the same time.Organizations such Ubisoft's Fragdolls and PMS Clan have helped pave the way for gamers of the female persuasion for the better part of 10 years. Sites such as our very own Halo Community (HC) and Swords and Shields Gaming (SSG) also offer a comfortable home for females. My HC friends always have my back. There are countless times I have died and in the respawn cam watch the other team begins to share the “crabs in their pants” (my own term for T-bagging). Almost instantly, I hear my HC teammates, “Get off of her!” as the crabby opponent’s face is ripped off. The SSG gamers are also a great group of people to game with. With their site built around the idea of Camelot, Knighthoods, and most importantly...Chivalry. One of their own SSG IrishGirl, has often put me to shame and amazes me how wicked her snipe is.Jeff Fecke @jkfecke:
THIS --> RT @verylemonade: #GirlsAreBadAtGaming This tag exists because some 12 year old girl beat you at Call of Duty
We can't leave out a few of the individuals who guide us along the way. Goosechecka (the Griball Hub and PMS Clan) who has led several panels at various gaming conventions and instucted us all on "The Sammich"
Mythic Tyrant's Women of Xbox series on Youtube. Waypoint's own Jessica Shea, better known as bs angel, who is prime example that gaming is just for the boys anymore.
While this writer is NOT one of those females that will make you want to rage quit from every match, I do take great pride in knowing I have a great team of gamers from many communities that support me as a member, friend, and gamer.