25 Ways Guys Are Given Special Treatment, As Told By A Bunch Of Dudes Who Don't Want It Anymore

Their comments are specific to video games, but you can replace "gaming" with pretty much any community and these statements will still make sense.

Here are five ways men get special treatment:

1. Men who play video games see themselves represented in the industry. Women do not.


Even though women make up about half of the gaming population.

2. Men don't have to worry about being harassed because of their gender. Women do.

Keep your hands and your dick pics to yourself, guys.

3. Men never have to prove that they're "real" gamers just because of their gender. Women are asked to do this constantly.

The "fake geek girl" myth is just that ... a myth.

4. Men also don't have to empathize with female characters. Women almost always have to empathize with — and root for — male characters, because that's their only option.

Unsurprisingly, the same guys who insist women should just suck it up and deal with not having playable female characters are the same ones who hate the idea of too many games where they'd have no option but to play as a female character.

5. And at the end of the day, men don't actually have to notice all of these small benefits they receive just for being men. But women can't NOT notice them.

Basically, being a straight white dude who exists in the gaming community is like playing a video game on the easiest setting.

It's great that men are finally noticing and speaking up. They don't want to get special treatment anymore.

Despite the fact that these guys don't have to acknowledge the harassment women in the gaming industry face, they know we need their help to fix it.

Yes, it's great that all these dudes are speaking up on behalf of women who play video games, but the reason we need men to help solve this problem is because when women speak up, we're dismissed and not taken seriously.

*mic drop* *real talk* *mic drop again*

And just to reiterate:

Oh, what the heck, *mic drop* again. It's just that good.

Watch the video here:

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Vanna White appeared on "The Price Is Right" in 1980.

Vanna White has been a household name in the United States for decades, which is kind of hilarious when you consider how she gained her fame and fortune. Since 1982, the former model and actress has made millions walking back and forth turning letters (and later simply touching them—yay technology) on the game show "Wheel of Fortune."

That's it. Walking back and forth in a pretty evening gown, flipping letters and clapping for contestants. More on that job in a minute…

As a member of Gen X, television game shows like "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Price is Right" send me straight back to my childhood. Watching this clip from 1980 of Vanna White competing on "The Price is Right" two years before she started turning letters on "Wheel of Fortune" is like stepping into a time machine. Bob Barker's voice, the theme music, the sound effects—I swear I'm home from school sick, lying on the ugly flowered couch with my mom checking my forehead and bringing me Tang.

This video has it all: the early '80s hairstyles, a fresh-faced Vanna White and Bob Barker's casual sexism that would never in a million years fly today.

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