So, I know that it seems obvious that sexism could rear its ugly head anywhere at anytime; but I found it extremely surprising to encounter it yesterday while playing the nerdiest online card game, Dominion. To preface the “situation,” maybe I should take the time to explain the game to the non-nerds in the house. It’s a card game where you buy action and money cards to eventually buy more victory cards than your opponent. I know…I know…I have really reached a new form of geekdom. Geek or no geek, there is a chat feature enabled for the online version and that’s where it all went down.
For your viewing pleasure (not so much), I actually saved the chat so we could have this conversation. I’ll be honest here. I did not exactly behave myself during this chat. Don’t go crazy, I wasn’t off my rocker. I just know I should have acted differently because what I said was completely unproductive (lol, you’ll get that joke in a minute). Initially, I really didn’t want to post the entire chat because I thought it would make me look like an idiot. And it might, but I think it’s more important that we talk about this because I have a hunch that other people have experienced this: