In the Documentary ‘GTFO,’ Female Video Gamers Fight Back

In the documentary “GTFO,” Jenny Haniver is relaxing in her living room in Wisconsin, thumbs on her Xbox controller, settling in for another session of Call of Duty. But when her fellow online combatants discover that the shooter in their midst is, to their chagrin, female, the comments commence. One player takes potshots at women — they are poor game players, they can’t drive — before commanding Ms. Haniver to leave the game.

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AudioEppa2760d ago

I've been in enough call of duty lobbies to know that..

Guys really do say dumb shit like that to girls.

Girls get super flirty if a guy sounds hot on his mic.

Girls turn on their mics for attention yet have a attitude at the same time.

A lot of the time guys are nice aka thirsty around girls.

Everyone Is a wannabe racist and sound stupid trying to talk shit.

And so much more, no gender or race is a solo victim of bullshit.

MRMagoo1232760d ago

The whole internet is full of stupid people, no matter what game or site it is, I dont even use a mic on games anymore because of the amount of idiots there are.

I think its kinda funny tho when these woman that play games say they just want to be treated the same as the guys, if that were true why call yourself girlygamer or gamergirl or pussycatgirlygirl or heyimagirl. Getting abused online is not a gender thing at all everyone gets it not just girls.

Scatpants2760d ago

Girls are addicted to attention, when the attention they get turns out to be negative they get all butthurt.

BC_Master_Haze2760d ago

^ That's insecure. There are people of both sexes hungry for attention then get butthurt when it turns negative. Don't be ignorant and think that the 10 year old boys screaming racial slurs are any less guilty of it, and remember that for every girl with a mic there very well could be 2 or 3 without one.

Dee_912759d ago (Edited 2759d ago )

I don't get the issue here. Do you want this to focus more on the general online gaming abuse? Or are you saying its not a big deal?
I have thick skin, I get called N word a lot when i'm on mic on lots of games, it doesn't bother me, but it is an issue that goes beyond gaming and I don't think bringing attention to it will help ( same goes for this documentary).I don't think you all are trying to defend it, but I can't help but feel that you all are just trying to shrug it off.. I get that,I shrug it off too, but if you're shrugging it off, it means you don't care,but if you don't care why do you all have the issue you have with this?
You know what I mean? Its like you're saying you don't care but you want it to be different.. it doesn't make sense.
I don't mind bringing this issue up but if you're going to talk about this issue, talk about the entire issue.They are just trying to push this agenda that women get attacked in gaming because they are women.

HammadTheBeast2760d ago

Yeah they're basing this off of CoD online lobbies which is arguably one of the most immature player bases in gaming, obviously they'll see stuff like this.

annoyedgamer2760d ago

Looks like NYTIMES is at it again. Keep beating the dead horse. Notice these "journalist" pieces always feature a name rather than a subject.

annoyedgamer2760d ago (Edited 2760d ago )

And for those interested in this wonderful "Journalistic" outlet just involved themselves in some very "objective" politics. Regardless of what one thinks of the individuals this is wrong.


SilentNegotiator2760d ago

That's pathetic. It blows my mind that so many people laugh off anyone saying that the media has a liberal bias.

360ICE2759d ago

They cropped him out? They did an image merge, of which the entire right part of the picture was from the Martin Luther King rally. Someone would have had to go.

If this is your evidence for a left leaning media, try harder.

That being said, I think pretty much everyone agrees that the Times are liberal.

thorstein2760d ago (Edited 2760d ago )

ATTN: Female Gamers, find an online community that caters to what you want and need.

Sick of immature, childish morons shouting the "n" word and other expletives? So was I.

I joined a community that doesn't involve them. I haven't heard that stupidity in so long that I forgot that it happens.

It's like hearing people complain about "pop ups." I forgot they existed too.

It's weird when common sense becomes the answer to someone's problems. Similar to when a song that has content you don't like is played on the radio, you can press "off." Or a game has something you may find offense, you can "not buy it."

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Scatpants2760d ago

There's also this thing called a mute button that you can use. I'm not a girl, but if anyone is annoying on my headset I mute them instantly. I honestly don't see the issue here.

knickstr2760d ago (Edited 2760d ago )

You're first problem is that you're playing call of duty. People are toxic on their no matter what your gender or race is. Welcome to the toxicity of the call of duty gamer community.

Also, do your research nytimes. Zoe quinn wasn't hated because she was a female that made video games. she was hated because she was alleged to have slept with gamer journalists from kotaku for positive feedback on her game.

MRMagoo1232760d ago

and every other guy that could help her along from what I have read.

HammadTheBeast2760d ago

Not to mention, Zoe snaked out a charity corp. for women gamers.

chrissx2760d ago (Edited 2760d ago )

This article makes no sense. Every1 gets potshots from trolls not just women. Why not just be realistic? 1 thing I have to say to this documentary/article...GTFO

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