Remember that guy who was desperately thirsty for pussy back then, had a ton of weird habbits, played only lesbian characters with CHA 18 and stalked every female player that played with you?You're right but also wrong.
It's not jocks inside the tent pissing, it's the same beta males who always played these games except they've been given the tools to be the bullies and are running with it as hard as they can. They're vindictive, spiteful little faggots who always wanted to be on top but couldn't, now they're given the power over others through spewing word salad at them and they're using it.
We can compare our hobby to the goth girls of the 90-00s. When they wanted to rebel and be different to everyone else they put on goth clothing and did their make up badly. Today those girls say they're trannies or non-binary. It's the same group of teenage girls, but culture has shifted so much the way they express it looks different. The weirdo guys getting into tabletop become feminist bullies instead of gothy metal heads. The overly emotional sperg in the past didn't have the tools to abuse people the way he does now, but he's still the over emotional sperg. It's part trying to be different and part power grab.
The main stream interest in nerd hobbies is as shallow as Big bang theory. No one watched Die Hard and thought it was about nerd stuff, it was a dumb action movies made for all audiences. They look at Marvel movies, which are identical to Die Hard from a main stream stand point and think that's about nerd stuff. There's no depth below the surface the main stream and jocks are dipping into, they're still doing jock things with other jocks. They're still bullying nerds with other jocks. Nothing has changed and nerdy technology trickling down into the hands of normies doesn't make nerds any more socially acceptable.
He is a male feminist/ transfeminine lesbian now and wants to change the hobby to be inclusive to all women.
I mean, I get why women are so mad at geeks. Their allies are the guys they used to complain about.