Having raised this issue on this forum a few months back, to predictable results, I'm curious whether or not this very important article about unacceptable behavior in the gaming community does a better job than I did. I have a daughter whom I want to get involved in gaming someday, so this issue hits close to home for me. I will call out misogyny, racism, homophobia, transphobia -- whenever I see them. Even if they are "jokes" because to do less, to be silent, is cowardly. "Just be cool" and "don't be so sensitive" are not nor will they ever be on my table.
"The majority of gamers do not engage in online terrorism, but are instead complicit in lower levels of harassment. It is almost impossible to convince gamers that sexist and racist jokes are unacceptable and that they make others uncomfortable and drive people off. Indeed, raising this issue at all often results in threats and more terrorism. "
Oversensitive, Soapboxing, Dad who Loves His Daughter
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