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Sexism in the gaming world

BeefJack: "There exists a website dedicated to highlighting the insults that females receive simply for playing a game. We talk to the co-admins of ‘Fat, Ugly or Slutty’?, exploring why we all have a responsibility to take our heads out of the sand and confront the abuse."

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Bimkoblerutso1948d ago

Ugh. How many times can this be reiterated?

The internet (and the anonymity it affords) by it's very nature is just a cesspool of insults, insecurity and general douchebaggery.

It is, in fact, a little selfish and close-minded to think of it as a simple matter of misogyny. I am CONSTANTLY assaulted by asshats when I play games like CoD and Battlefield. Black people are constantly being thrown derogatory terms. Dudes with effeminate voices are accused of being gay. It goes on and on.

It's not a sexism thing anymore than it is a racism thing, a sexuality thing, a religious thing etc. etc. It's just the internet.

hazelamy1948d ago ShowReplies(2)
Bimkoblerutso1948d ago (Edited 1948d ago )

I didn't mean to suggest that I think we should "sit back and accept it." Only that this is not some ridiculous case of male vs. female. This is everyone vs. the corrupting power of online anonymity. So unless you feel like you have the power to abolish the presence of every-single-flipping prick out there that thinks it's funny to spew insults and bigotry and then hide behind a digital wall, well...I have some bad news for you.

YOU'RE IN THE SAME BOAT AS THE REST OF US.