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Sexism And Abuse Isn't Only On Twitter: One Woman's Gaming Experience

A commenter describes the reactions of male players she beat in an MMORPG – and the change when she played as a 'man'

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TripC501155d ago

If this story was true why didn't she sue the crap out of the people who release her information to everyone to see. I'm sure that's a breach of confidentiality or something right?

Anon19741155d ago

Who's to say she isn't currently pursing the matter? Lawsuits take time.

I'm all for stripping away anonymity online. I think people should be held accountable for their online behavior. This type of behavior is toxic.

cleft51154d ago (Edited 1154d ago )

Either way this sort of behavior is unacceptable. I think the worst thing you can do when being harassed is stay silent. Better to be loud and vocal about mistreatment then to let it continue to occur. Silence only serves to allow abuse to continue. I know it can be very hard for people to speak out when they are experience an injustice in this world, but sometimes you just have to speak out and stand against the world.

The best part is that when you do that, you find that there are a lot of people out their experiencing the same thing as you and will stand with you in your struggle.

Godlovesgamers1155d ago

This is just sad. Ive heard women take the same kind of abuse from men when they score higher in team deathmatch back when I used to play CoD BO 2.

Real men dont tealk like this, threatening girls with rape and death just because their pride is hurt from losing in a video game. What a worthless lot these idiots are. I think if people were actually held accountable for the words that came out of their mouth, this problem would scarcely exist. Your so called freedoms arent a license to trample other peoples rights with. Freedom is a privelage, use it for the betterment of those around you.

slimeybrainboy1155d ago (Edited 1155d ago )

I don't really think the problem is sexism, I just think it's arseholes on XBL. If she were a he the arseholes would still jump on other people for anything they could identify; race, age, name, where you live. It's just that gender is recognisable over chat, so that's seen more commonly. These people are pretty much shit anyway. If they could see that you worked at a cinema they world rip on you for that, but they can't hear that over XBL.

-EvoAnubis-1155d ago

"I think if people were actually held accountable for the words that came out of their mouth, this problem would scarcely exist. Your so called freedoms arent a license to trample other peoples rights with. Freedom is a privelage, use it for the betterment of those around you."

YES. You nailed it right there.

B1uBurneR1155d ago ImmatureShow
majiebeast1155d ago (Edited 1155d ago )

Only female gamers i dont like are the fake ones on twitch. That play games but then have the game window much much smaller(if you can even see the game) then their boobcam window the self pronounced gamer girl.

I remember when i played a female night elf in WOW with a female name for lulz, and it was just constant morons dancing and harrasing me. So glad i picked Tauren nobody wants to dance with a cow. Wow was the worst offender when i compare it to DCUO,Atlantica online or APB:Reloaded where i didnt get any type of that abuse when i played a female character.

Some people just need to grow up and go outside once in a while, so they can meet the special female race that they have apparently never seen or heard from before.

OmniSlashPT1155d ago BadLanguageShow
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