I wouldn’t blame women for voluntarily choosing to play something soothing and non-threatening in their free time, since they spend so much of the rest of their time being forced to play a terrifying survival horror MMORPG colloquially known as “The Internet”. Women are the hardest hardcore gamers there are, by miles.
You know those games where you get to choose your character class at the start, weighing up the pros and cons of picking a Warrior over an Archmage, or what have you? Never, ever choose “woman” on your first playthrough of The Internet, because you’ll face an immediate difficulty spike.
I like Charlie Brooker for newswipe, weekly wipe, Black Mirror and Videogames, changed the World and I was waiting for him to delve into the recent political/gaming bullshit. Since it is an opinion piece it doesn’t even go into the detail of what is actually happening.