Just last year gaming personality Cheryl Allison Lim, who is better known by her online handle Cherzinga, went viral over her tweet where she jokingly debunked the old “gamer girl” stereotype.
We’re sure actual gamer girls everywhere can relate to this tweet. After all, there have been cases of female gamers getting openly discriminated by others, such as the case of Kelly, another female Singaporean gamer, who experienced gender discrimination while en route to a fighting game tournament in the United States.
Her viral tweet ended up receiving over 257,000 likes and 56,100 retweets.
Here are some replies to Lim’s tweet.
In a recent Twitter Q&A, we asked Lim once again what other “gamer girl” stereotypes does she think needs to be addressed, to which she said,
Lim is also the digital content manager for Female Esports League, an online platform for female gamers to connect through competitive gaming. As such, she is no stranger to the split between the male and female leagues in esports. In her case, she feels that the split is a good move to help budding female players get into the competitive scene.
In her Twitter Q&A, Lim also shared about how things have changed for her since her viral “gamer girl” tweet, with increased recognition in the gaming industry and even being nominated by Twitter for Best Gaming Tweet Of The Year.
As well as how she came to be the digital content manager for Female Esports League.
With female representation in video games and the gaming industry getting a tad better over the past few years, as well as the rise of all-female esports teams such as Singapore’s Team Asterisk, we’ve faith that unnecessary and sexist stereotypes on “gamer girls” will slowly fade into oblivion. But till then, it is always amusing to see actual female gamers jesting about how utterly inaccurate these stereotypes can be.
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