10 Gifs That Perfectly Describe Gamers on Live Chat How many have you encountered this week?

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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 Troll


The Troll is usually found spewing “ironic” racist jokes to see how angry they can make you. But the truely ironic thing is that they are the only ones getting flustered.


The Hungry Misogynist


Being a woman in a video game server, means that to some people i.e. sexists, you stick out like a sore thumb. Make your own damn sandwich and let everyone play the match, jeez.


The Alt-Righter


There’s always one guy who has to make everything about Trump and immigration while playing an FPS…yet it’s supposedly the feminists who “make everything about politics”?


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


This is the one who’ll just tell The Fake Feminist to mind his own business and keep playing.


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


It’s 2017 and gamers are still quoting racist South Park jokes when they come across anyone who isn’t white? Wow.


The Pervert


Is a Hearthstone server really the best place to get some action? Maybe turn off your microphone and pick up Tindr instead.


The Male Ally


Internalized misogyny is still rampant in the gaming community, sigh. From reassuring their male teammates that they’re “really one of the guys,” to joining in on anti-feminist rants, sigh again.


The Tired Woman


Aka me, just let me play my damn video game in peace.


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Stephanie Watson is a feminist freelance journalist and editor. She is mostly found curled up in her room working on a novel she started ten years ago, playing Fallout for the millionth time, or binge watching beauty YouTube videos. You can find more of her work at Fembot, HelloGiggles,, and Ravishly or watch her tweet via @Stephie__Watson.

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