15 Women Who Play Video Games Anonymously Confess What It's Really Like

"Everything you do is seen as attention seeking and flirting."

Women who play video games have historically not had it so easy. That much was made clear during the "Gamergate" scandal of 2014, in which many women in gaming advocated for inclusion and an end to the sexism that surrounds the video game world. 

Despite the commonly held belief that many more men play video games than women, a Pew Research Center survey found "50 percent of men and 48 percent of women saying they played video games on a computer, console, or handheld device." This misunderstood notion helps perpetuate the sexism in gaming and causes many women to take precautions while gaming. 

Several of these women took to the Whisper app to anonymously confess their thoughts and feelings toward gaming. While some of them hate the way women who play video games are treated, other enjoy the extra attention. 

You can read some of their confessions below:

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