Video games are for everyone. And everyone plays them, no matter their gender or background. Because video games are awesome! It’s a simple idea, but some people still find it hard to grasp.

When Shayna Moon, Associate Producer at the Sony studio in Santa Monica, shared the time a guy talked down to her and questioned if she even plays on a PlayStation, she sparked a viral Twitter thread. Other women shared their own experiences about what happened when dudes talked down to them because of their geeky hobbies. Scroll down, read about what happened, and share your own experiences in the comments, dear Pandas.

Shayna’s Twitter thread got over 90k likes and was retweeted more than 7.9k times which just goes to show that her message resonated with a lot of geeks out there.

More info: Twitter | ShaynaMoon.com

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Random Panda
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I started sometimes giving such braindead answers too, quickest way to get rid of undesirables.

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deanna woods
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1 year ago

You go, gamer girl.

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This seems to happen so often, with female creators getting dismissed by fans of their own work.

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Shayna is a true professional and nobody should doubt her love of video games. She worked in development teams behind the immensely popular God of War video game which was released in 2018 and sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.

Shayna also volunteers with Amplifying New Voices, a program designed to educate diverse candidates on the ins and outs of the gaming industry.

For her achievements and involvement with video games most of her life, Shayna was included in Forbes 30 Under 30 list, in the 2020 Games category. That’s the kind of recognition we video game geeks could only dream about!

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Amelia Ashkin
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They can't seem to hear your ovaries. They prefer to be a dick about it

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Suzi Gauthier
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1 year ago

I'd tell him I want to return it & buy it at some place that doesn't hire sexist people.

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How about an actual story with this statement that doesn't actually tell much.

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According to Shayna, she has a “people-first” approach when it comes to video game production. She focuses on seeing people as individuals and seeing what work processes help them feel at home and keep them motivated to do their best.

But Shayna has a lot more talents than just working on video games. She’s also a writer and boasts some short stories and pieces of fiction that you can find on her personal website. In fact, she’s been writing fanfiction since 2003!

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Today on "things that never happened"...

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Brandy Grote
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It's the guys who need the reality check.

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Bill Taylor
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What does wearing sports gear have anything to do with knowing the sport?

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That's nice :D

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lol.

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1 year ago

That's because the vacuum salesman agreed with all their opinions...

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deanna woods
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Your coworker sounds like a massive tool.

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Batty
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1 year ago

Yes! Now that I've transitioned to male, people assume I'm a video game expert (I'm not). Crazy gender shit.

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I like you and your husband's style.

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deanna woods
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Open mouth, insert foot.

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Brandy Grote
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1 year ago

You actually ASKED for something new to read, he recommends something, then disses you for not having read it. No class...

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If this was recently, he probably just thought you were too young to know who they are, although it's not the original band. I always loved them & didn't know until I was in my 40's that they were like the Nickelback of the 80s. I don't care.

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deanna woods
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1 year ago

Some guys have to mansplain everything. It makes them feel good about themselves.

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Brandy Grote
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Exactly. I can appreciate and even create music without knowing who wrote or performed a song on the radio!

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Random Panda
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1 year ago (edited)

Well to be fair her answer could be taken either way. Sounds like he was one of the good ones.

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It's very easy to confuse social awkwardness with sexism. As a professional, other coders can be very clumsy sometimes, is it wrong? yes, is it deliberate? rarely. Is it sexism, not always. Be careful snapping off those clumsy attempts at conversation starters as you'll find there won't be a second.

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I would love a Hyrule Crest sweatshirt.

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