Gamer. Depending on where you say it, the word can be anything from an honourable title to a cuss word. My grandma spends more time each week playing Words With Friends than I spend using words or having actual friends. Despite that fact, she would never identify herself as a Gamer, and she's far from the only person who feels that way.
Just when I think I've come to place of being comfortable in the video game industry, something happens that has made me question what I'm doing here. I'm talking about the harassment and hatred directed at feminist media critic and gamer Anita Sarkeesian. Sarkeesian is experiencing a hostility that many women in the games industry have experienced to varying degrees for many years. And it's ugly.