What is a True Gamer? The Male Gamer Stereotype and the Marginalization of Women in Video Game Culture

  title={What is a True Gamer? The Male Gamer Stereotype and the Marginalization of Women in Video Game Culture},
  author={Benjamin Paassen and Thekla Morgenroth and Michelle Stratemeyer},
  journal={Sex Roles},
Women and men play video games in approximately equal numbers. Despite this similarity, video gaming is still strongly associated with men. A common justification for this stereotype is that, although women might play games, they should not be considered “true” or “hard-core” gamers because they play more casually and less skillfully compared to their male counterparts. In this contribution, we review the existing literature on gender and gaming to investigate the male gamer stereotype in terms… 
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