Confession: I’m feeling cranky.
I have now heard from yet another male WoW player that, “most girls who play are WoW sluts.”
Lan: WoW sluts? Like…. wait, what do you mean?
WoWguy47: Well, you know. They’re only there to find guys because they can’t get a date in real life.
Lan: So… most girls are picking up guys all the time?
Wowguy47: Yeah, and you know, they just cause all this drama. This one girl who was in our guild was dating this guy, and then she broke up with him, and it was all this drama. God, I hate guild drama.
Lan: So what happened?
WoWguy47: I dunno, she quit or transferred servers or something. Really, having girls in the guild causes so much drama. They’re all like, ‘you’re my new BFF’ and then it goes to shit.
Lan: Ah, I see. What about him? Did he quit?
WoWguy47: No way, he’s one of our best [tanks/DPS/mages/w.e.].
Lan: So she was only there to find someone to sleep with?
WoWguy47: Yeah, really most girls who play are like that. This one girl who used to play with us slept with, like, tons of guys.
Lan: Um, you mean slept with as in “slept with” in WoW, or met offline and then slept with?
WoWguy47: Yeah, met offline. Or yeah, I dunnno, probably in WoW, too.
Lan: So that was why she was playing, you think?
WoWguy47: Yeah, she never had a boyfriend before WoW and then all of a sudden there’s all these guys that she’s with. It’s so annoying. Either they’re there to pick up guys or they’re just really dumb, you know, asking the dumbest things.
Lan: So what about people like me?
WoWguy47: Well, you know, you’re fine. You’re not a WoW slut.
Lan: So have you ever had a girlfriend in WoW?
WoWguy47: Well yeah, but that was different.
Lan: Ah, I see.
Here’s something I don’t understand. Why, when talking to a female, do some guys say obnoxious things about females in general? Do they think I won’t notice? That I don’t count? That somehow it’s cool to think “girls” are dumb/slutty/problems and I’ll be charmed that they’re still talking to me?
As I say. Cranky.
(and no, this wasn’t a conversation with a specific person, rather a combo of many very, very similar conversations I’ve had)