The world of gaming is such a wreck when it comes to gender issues there are freakin' Law & Order episodes created about it, but gaming has gotten slightly better about admitting women are real people who exist and play games, at least in a few small ways in the past decade. Here's a quick bit of proof.
This video shows how GameStop used to view women who came into its stores. This is a real thing shown to employees, and the cringe-inducing nature of the advice given makes it hard to sit through in its entirety. The video was mocked heavily when it first surfaced, and it's been making the rounds on social media once again. At least now it looks like a relic, which is at least a kind of progress.