I’m an undergrad student studying games design - one of my major research projects has been on gender in video games and cultural narratives. I’ve been researching this for close to a year now. A family “friend” asked about my research and then spent the next hour explaining how I’d got it all wrong, it wasn’t valid because I was “looking at it from a minority perspective”, that “women aren’t meant for gaming stuff cause you can’t process it right”, and that “surely there’s better research for you to be doing, on causal games. Closer to your field of experience.” Because a 50+ cis white male engineer is obviously an expert in this specific topic in games design, despite ”having no time for all that electronic crap”.
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