Women get harrassed while gaming…so they get banned.

I have seen, heard, and read some horrible stuff that happens to females while they are gaming but this is probably a low among lows.

Read this interesting post on Kotaku. It talks about a Battlefield LAN party that had some problems with some male gamers saying not so pleasant phrases to the women playing. Instead of throwing out the offenders, the organizers disallow women to play, keeping the LAN “a gentleman’s retreat”.

While many people fight so hard to shed gamer stereotypes like this, a small group of gamers reinforces them. Dammit we just won a Supreme Court case.  Can we please get on the straight and narrow and show the Justices they made the right decision?!


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