One of the chapters in Nardi’s book that I found quite interesting was the chapter on gender. It is obviously true that video games are mostly played by males and in my opinion the population of female competitive video game players are definitely shadowed by the male players. This becomes very clear when Nardi begins to talk about the language that is used between players during WoW. It is great that they take care of racial slurs when they are reported, but sad that they do not (or can not) do anything about the sexual terms. To me, video games are supposed to be an escape from our every day life, a break, relaxation. For female’s that play WoW, however, it seems that they are entering a world where men are dominant…that’s not any type of escape that I would want. While I know that this does not ruin the experience of the game for all females, some seem to not care, it is obvious that it does affect others such as “Mrs.Pain’s” daughter who will not play the game because of the language and how rude some people playing the game are. If video games such as WoW could be played at a level playing field with no dominance of either gender, race, etc. and without all of the horrible language I think they would be much more enjoyable for everyone, especially us girls.