I love games and have done since childhood, but people have built these weird ideological constructs about gaming. Many other gamers view gaming as part of their identity, which I do as well to some extent. Because of this an increasing presence of women playing games gets perceived as an attack against the identity of other gamers in an utterly bizarre fashion. The inclusion of queer and non-white characters in games is perceived as an existential threat. None of it makes any sense and it just seems like a bizarre and reactionary response to change.
I just wanted wish talking with other gamers didn't mean having to hear about how me getting to play or interact with a character who looks like me is pandering or political or anything like that. It's very depressing.
I just want to enjoy playing games and talking about them with people. Games are supposed to be fun.