Where do I start with this. The gaming "community" (I hate calling it that, because it really isn't. Just because I own an xbox does not mean I have anything in common with HardcoreGamertag) has always had a false sense of intelligence. Nerds simply are not smart. Look at how quickly they have been fooled by marketing and hype by companies, and how it continues to happen. The article you linked to is comical. He uses one abstract (and could very possibly have been made up) example of his ex girlfriend walking into a comic book shop and being hit on as proof that Males seem to have more rights in the nerd society. He doesn't mention all the girl clans out there. He doesn't mention the growing markets that cater for girls equally (:O). He doesn't mention that guys, if they play a girl or soft game, will be made fun of just as much as a chick (I have a friend who was playing kinectimals online once and I still give him shit for it. He swears it wasn't him, it was his cousin, but I dont care. It's all in fun)
If you want a better example of this, just look at this website. You have dominant, hegemonic females on here who are all too willing to throw their weight around on here and act tough. Power, and dominance, is not determined by gender alone. And whenever intersectionality is involved (minority groups within a minority group, think of feminism. Does feminism represent a black lesbian woman the same way it would represent a white married woman?), we will see the true nature coming out. It's not equality they are striving for (lol equality in a gaming community, ITS FUCKING VIDEO GAMES PEOPLE!) Look at the backlash of maxims competition. The majority of it is from women themselves. FUGLY chicks who are sitting there saying "oh shes not a gamer girl wah wah wah" because a model is winning. You can't tell me all this analysis we are seeing, there isn't an element of jealousy behind it. You just can't.
Gamer Girls is not a new concept. And as silly as this competition is, it is no where as bad for girls that play games as, say, gamecrush. The real problem, I think anyway, is for a long time the term GamerGirls was a novelty. There simply weren't a lot of them. Now it's common. When I'm in class and I meet a girl and we talk, and she mentions she plays WoW or nintendo or whatever, I don't stand up, unzip my jeans and instantly jizz on her face. I ask her about what her favourite game is and what she likes about it the most. The same way I'd ask a guy.
Is that not equality?
Now there was probably a lot of girls (and some on this website) that used to LOVE the attention that came with being a gamergirl. Now its gone. And they're bitter. Sucks to be them :)