Dear women in the #WomensMarch, let’s march for the female gamers too!

Dear women in the #WomensMarch, let’s march for the female gamers too!

As women, we are at a disadvantage in both the employment field. It’s been proven that we aren’t paid as much as our male counterparts and we aren’t given the same employment opportunities.

You know, when it comes to promotions and even entry-level positions. Sometimes we just aren’t given the job because we aren’t the gender the hiring professional was looking for. Awful, right?

That’s what we marched for the past couple of years, right? Besides the new president, of course.

Trump being elected kinda scared me a little too but we’ll get to that in a later blog post. We marched for the equal rights of both men and women.

We want to be given the same opportunities in a FREE country as the men do, right? Nothing says privileged better than men not even realizing that there’s even an issue.

Well, I want you to think about something else for a moment. What about the women who do what so many people call “nerdy”?

What about the women living in a man’s world? You know, the “nerdy” women like me. The women who play video games, enter into the cosplay scene, or delve into the world of anime and manga.

Have you heard about the sexual harassment we go through when we are “scouted” by the men in the video game industry?

It’s sickening to hear of stories where we are asked to play topless or even in the nude. There’s also the idea that men don’t think women are as skilled as they are when it comes to the games themselves.

Because of that, there’s the lack of inclusivity that other industries have. So yes, you should definitely include us in the #womensmarch in the coming years.

Want to know why you should care? Sure, that’s a relevant question I’d be asking myself. Well, I’ve got an answer to the question too, of course! Make sure to sit back and enjoy as I delve deeper into the issue.

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WHY you should include us in the march

We, as female gamers, also identify as the women you are marching for. Why shouldn’t we have the chance to put our foot down in a public sector?

No, we aren’t hopeless – we have our platforms and our heroines we look up to. Yet our issues are often overlooked on a bigger scale.

You don’t often hear of female gamers being sexually harassed very often, do we? This is what is so frustrating – we are sometimes afraid to come forward and no one is helping us vocalize our feelings.

This is the problem with this issue: no one knows about the issue and no one is coming forward to talk about it.

This is why you should include ALL marginalized women in your march and not just the women affected by the new presidency of the United States.

And no, I do believe in the idea that Trump is not my president. But that is a blog post for another day, mmkay? (#SouthParkReference)

HOW you should include us in the march

This is an easy question to answer for me since I’m a female gamer myself. The answer is this: be more inclusive toward the people you want to help.

Include other marginalized groups in society, such as trans people and gamers. We may not have the same issues you do but we could still shed light on many of the issues being seen in society today.

That includes different types of sexual harassment or even the types of harassment being directed toward the LGBT community. They see it enacted toward them as much as we see it toward us as women.

That makes sense, right? Another way to include us in the fight for equality in the #WomensMarch is to start a conversation. Ask us about what we face as female gamers in society today. We don’t live in the dark ages anymore but that doesn’t mean we don’t face issues.

We are strong AF, being women, but that doesn’t mean we don’t need help standing up for ourselves from time to time. Just because we seem like nerds to you in our little corner of reality doesn’t mean we aren’t women who could relate to your message.

WHEN you should include us in the march

This may seem like a smartass question but I thought I’d ask it anyway. You should include us NOW.

Not in the next march but before that…long before that. We all deserve a voice and we want to use that voice to make the world a better place for everyone living in it.

That makes sense, doesn’t it? Yeah, I thought so. We are all women at the end of the day and we want to help make the #WomensMarch a powerful voice for the goal of equality.

We want the world to see that we are a force to be reckoned with. We can’t do that if we don’t include everyone at every turn.

That’s what makes us so passionate about the idea of helping. That is why this blog is here: creating a voice for female gamers when there wasn’t a loud one before.

We want the men to see that we deserve the same chances at life as they do and we can’t do that without a strong voice to lead us in action.

So don’t forget to include us in the march – even in the beginning stages. We could become better women by learning more about the problems other women face.

We could become better women by striving together to solve those problems. The world won’t become any better for anyone if we don’t strive to take action for that result!

Concluding thoughts

I believe the #WomensMarch should be about inclusivity for all female-identifying individuals. This includes transgender women and female gamers.

This is something I am very passionate about, as you can see.

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Changing the Blog: Is it Really Possible to Change it in These 3 Ways?

Changing the Blog: Is it Really Possible to Change it in These 3 Ways?

As you can see, things have changed around here.

The blog posts you’ve come to know from me are now all gone from the website. The reason for this sudden change is quite simple: I’ve decided that it’s time to do something different.

I wanted my blog to have a different vibe than it was giving off; plus, there was that troll I’ve dealt with recently.

I’m not saying the troll is the reason for this change, however. I just felt that the change is completely necessary for the movement I’m creating here at The Fearless Gamer Chick.

I’m changing this space to become more of a spiritual/magical place so you can feel safer while you’re exploring your life as a business owner.

The space will be catering to women more than men, though guys are more than welcome to spend time here as well.

I’m inclusive rather than exclusive due to bullying in my past. I will be including a blog post on the subject soon so I can be as open with y’all as I possibly can.

I also wanted to go over the things you’ll start seeing from me in the coming weeks and months. I don’t want you to be unprepared for what you’ll be seeing so let’s get started, shall we?

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Happy Place #1: The “woo-woo” side of business

I was born and raised in a strong Christian home where anything outside of that rhetoric wasn’t spoken of.

If we DID speak on it, my parents hammered in to my brain and my brother’s brain that other religious ideas were a cult.

This meant Mormons, Judaism, Islam, and the like. Now that I’m over the age where they could influence me has long passed, I’ve realized that this is not true in the least.

I suppose this is what my parents were taught when they were in school and church. That doesn’t make it true, though people still believe it these days.

I came to realize later in my young life that we humans were given the right to free will so we can explore our options.

Yes, this also means alternative options for religious beliefs if it came down to it.

My brother and I do not consider ourselves to be Christian any longer, though my mind still accepts that there is a Higher Power above us in the universe.

What you call that Higher Power is up to you at the end of the day. Each person believes differently in this regard and that is perfectly okay.

I believe in that fact firmly, though my parents would definitely not say the same. I want to discuss the “woo-woo” side of business that is not talked about enough these days.

I want to talk about the benefits of meditation, especially when it comes to working on the limiting beliefs we have toward issues we face in business.

I have my fair share of limiting beliefs in this area but I’m not afraid to admit that they’re there and that I’m working on them.

I have created a safe place where we can talk about these issues without negativity or judgment.

If you don’t feel comfortable talking about that sort of thing publicly, my email is open for you to jump into if needed.

Happy Place #2: Tips for business women geared for us

I always come from a place of help, especially for business owners like me. I know we can use all the help we can get in the business world since it can be a hectic place at best.

We deserve the help and should not feel afraid to ask for it. That’s why I want to give you tips on any issue I see faced in the business community.

The last thing I want for you is for you to deal with any issues you have by yourself since I’d hate to hear about it after the fact.

I’ve been helping freelancer writers build their empires for a few months now and I realized quite quickly that this is a zone of genius for me.

I will be applying that zone of genius to help as many women business owners as I can.

So if you have any questions you’d like answered, please let me know in the comments of a blog post or by email. My email is in the header at the very top of the webpage.

Happy Place #3: Possibly some feminism and empowerment

At the end of the day, I’m a huge feminist who isn’t afraid to speak her mind anymore.

I’ve spent far too long being afraid of my shadow to be afraid at this point. If I have something I want to say, I’ll damn well say it.

I do have some controversial thoughts at times but I’ll keep those to a minimum.

I want to connect with other feminists and blogging about the issues from my vantage point is a great way to do that from what I’m told.

Either way, some feminism and female empowerment topics might appear on the blog from time to time.

Be prepared for those when they come – I might leave a clue or two so you can be properly prepared for their arrival.

What do you think?

Are there any other topics you believe I should be including in this list? Leave a comment below with your thoughts so I can make sure to add things as I go.

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