My brother and I have tend to have overlapping interests but our gender effects our tastes within those interests. His Games These are some games from my brother’s collection. They are open-world, violent, and generally male-led. The covers are very cool and of interest to a variety of people, with cowboys and other-worldly beings and what not. They are meant for the male demographic, but that does not limit them to one group of people and are generally played by all players. My Games These games come from my collection. They are visual novels with romance and are female-led. Specifically marketed to female players, the covers even limit who they appeal to. Most male players looking for games will not see a cover with pretty boys and stop browsing to see what it’s about. Unlike my brother’s collection, these are not popular among across demographics. His Manga These are volumes of manga taken from my brother’s shelves. The top three have very masculine covers that are violent or disturbing. The bottom No Game No Life is a bit more on the edge appearance wise, but it features a genius gamer with a group of cute girls who love him and plenty of fan-service. Much like with the games, these are mostly marketable to anyone and many girls love these series. The fact that they are meant for male readers does not mean they are off limits. My Manga The manga from my shelf look very different and are easily labeled as feminine. The titles alone are enough to let you know who is meant to read them. A story called My Love Story is unlikely to get picked up on a whim by male readers. The stories all revolve around relationships and are much more realistic. There are no extraordinary geniuses or flames here…it’s just kids falling in love. Presents Every year at Christmas, my parents will give me make-up. The idea is that I will use it to look nice but the only things I use are foundation and mascara. I’m grateful they have given me something, but it just isn’t for me. As a result, my bathroom floor is covered in kits full of unused products. There’s no photo comparison to my brother here; he does not consistently get presents he does not use. The reason for that isn’t because he doesn’t use make-up…it’s because he’s a boy. It isn’t “meant” for him.