#GirlsAreBadAtGaming Trends On Twitter, But The Responses Aren't What You'd Expect
A misogynistic trend has appeared on Twitter, but the responses to it aren't what you'd normally expect.
#GirlsAreBadAtGaming is a trending topic on Twitter—but the reason it might appear on your list of tailored trends isn't because anyone agrees with the sentiment. On the contrary, it's trending because those using the hashtag disagree with it and the article which sparked its appearance.
An article was published this morning titled "This is why girls suck at gaming", a poorly written piece by one Adam Colon (that's his real name) on AirborneGamer. I could spend a thousand words telling you why his arguments are flawed, his writing a mess, and so on, but these qualities are self-evident from reading the article.
It's difficult to understand how articles like this manage to be find publication in the first place. The article consists of awful generalizations and builds upon cliches that have long since been disproven. It's like an adult version of saying girls have cooties. We know it not to be true, so why say it at all?
It's comforting that Colon's (that's his real name) article—and the view it endorses—have been called out not only in the comments section of the article itself, but on Twitter.
The most retweeted comment in the hashtag happens to be "#GirlsAreBadAtGaming This tag exists because some 12 year old girl beat you at Call of Duty" while others either joke about how bad the tag is or express their disappointment with what it stands for.
If you'd like to gain ten points in your faith in humanity, just head on to the trend and see for yourself.