Let’s face it, almost all of the bigotry that comes from online gaming comes straight from the live chat. Whether it’s via text form or over voice chat, you always get a slew of gamers who just do not know when to stop talking.
Sometimes you’ll find feminist-friendly servers, or at least a match full of positive friendly people. However, from sexist Overwatch trolls to creepy dudebros looking to sext during TF2; the bad usually outweighs the good.
So, who’s who? And how can you recognise them?
The Hungry Misogynist
The Fake Feminist
This white knight will usually defend you against invisible attacks against your gender, unprovoked. “I totally think girls can play video games just as well as we can,” he says, turning up the volume of his microphone so everyone can hear how progressive he is.
The Feminist Ally
The Angry Bro
You can’t even hear this guy because his yelling is causing too much microphone feedback. Just mute him, mute them all. And yes, he’s a almost always a grown man who sounds like Alex Jones.
The South Park Eric
The Male Ally
The Tired Woman
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