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Cross-Gendered Leisure Activity :

Cross-Gendered Leisure Activity World of Warcraft By: Michele Gonzalez

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April, 2005 For my primary character , I am a ... Male playing Male character - 70% Male playing Female character- 22% Female playing Female character - 7% Female playing Male character - 1% WarcraftRealms.com." WarcraftRealms.com - WarcraftRealms.com . Apr. 2005. Web. 11 Nov. 2011. <http://www.warcraftrealms.com/pollarchive.php>.

Why are video games a predominately male hobby? :

Why are video games a predominately male hobby? Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have shown that the part of the brain that generates rewarding feelings is more activated in men than women during video-game play. Many woman face gender discrimination. “Over the years, I’ve interacted with literally thousands of fans and found that my fellow fangirls all express a similar sentiment – that they feel ignored by the franchise literature industry, whose production engine is geared toward satisfying what was once a heavily male-populated market. Stories and products that cater to women haven’t seemed to have caught up with the demand. “ 1.Tricia. "About Fangirl." Http://fangirlblog.com/about/ . Web. 2."Increase in Females Equalizes Gaming  | Daily Trojan." Daily Trojan | University of Southern California . 8 Nov. 2011. Web. 12 Nov. 2011. <http://dailytrojan.com/2011/11/08/increase-in-females-equalizes-gaming/>. 3.Brandt, Michelle L. "Video Games Activate Reward Regions of Brain in Men More than Women, Stanford Study Finds." Stanford School of Medicine . 4 Feb. 2008. Web. <http://med.stanford.edu/news_releases/2008/february/videobrain.html>

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Females Gamers :

Females Gamers In 2007, female gamers accounted for approximately 38 percent of the total gaming population. Number of female gamers has increased dramatically in the last several years and continues to rise. This year that number rose to 42 percent. Increase in Females Equalizes Gaming  | Daily Trojan." Daily Trojan | University of Southern California . 8 Nov. 2011. Web. 12 Nov. 2011. <http://dailytrojan.com/2011/11/08/increase-in-females-equalizes-gaming/>.

Why World of Warcraft isn’t considered a gender neutral activity:

Why World of Warcraft isn’t considered a gender neutral activity In history family was an important component, both positive and negative, for women's leisure and continues today to exert great influence on women's lives, regardless of social class, race, or other life conditions. Reading for Quiz B, Chapter two, Both Gaps and Gains, pages 27-69

Posts from World of Warcraft forums:

Posts from World of Warcraft forums “why is it the chubby or ugo girls are always the ones crying about everything and wanting to fight for your rights lul go get man and stop acting like your ok with being alone and no im not a girl if i was i would be in the kitchen or cleaning something so my man dosent beat me but neither of you would know about that. would you go play a healer class like the rest of the females who ''try'' to play wow i clearly win this male genes> female i bring home the fire before i knock u out with my club remember that and maybe one day u wont be lonely and crying over a game LOLOLOLOLOLOL “ “YOUR A GIRL AND BAD AT THE GAME MAYBE STOP PLAYING FOR A DAY AND GO FIND A BOYFRIEND I HEARD MICKY LIKES YOU “ “You're everything the women who I play with despise. Running around flaunting your gender does nothing but affirm you're probably horrible at this game.Why not try and stand on your own merits instead of adding "P.S guys, I totally have a vah jay jay!" at the end of everything? “ http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1869408155

Websites that help support this stereotype of men and woman:

Websites that help support this stereotype of men and woman Askmen.Com “We’re IGN entertainment a leading online media and services company obsessed with gaming, entertaining and everything guys enjoy” IVillage.Com “Everyday woman come to IVillage to connect, share advice, find life tools and engage in conversation's that matter most to them in areas of pregnancy and parenting, health, food, entertainment, home, garden and beauty and style.” http://www.ivillage.com/about-ivillage/8-a-257165 http://www.askmen.com /

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