On Being a Girl Gamer

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Recently, my husband has taken to introducing me to everyone he knows as “my wife, who is a gamer.” Later, he tells me, “Really, I’d say you’re evolving into a gamer. You know this means I am the envy of all my friends.” I’m flattered, but I find it a little strange—haven’t I always played video games? It’s not like I’ve taken up soccer or skydiving; so why the sudden use of the title “gamer”?