NPR logo

Why Do Girl Gamers Get So Little Respect?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/133187977/133187954" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Why Do Girl Gamers Get So Little Respect?

Technology

Why Do Girl Gamers Get So Little Respect?

Why Do Girl Gamers Get So Little Respect?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/133187977/133187954" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Forty percent of the people who play video games in the U.S. are female, according to the industry group Entertainment Software Association. But according to 17-year-old Jessica Cernadas, the games are designed to appeal to guys. And that, she says, is very frustrating.

Jessica Cernadas' story is from Radio Rookies, a program at member station WNYC in New York.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.