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What is your take on sexual harassment in online gaming? Do some people take their "jokes" too far?


The following is an article about sexual harassment and the changes that are underway in online gaming - http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/02/us/sexual-harassment-in-online-gaming-stirs-anger.html?_r=1&smid=tw-share What do you think must be done to fix this ever-growing concern?

 

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    heatherleex 5 years ago

    True, and there does need to be a line drawn. Being "crude" isn't the issue, it's more of being degrading and making comments that would be considered racist, sexist, homophobic, etc., if it were said in a different setting; I.E. in person. Bullying.

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    heatherleex 5 years ago

    Jokes on them for hitting on your female character! I report people, and annoy them on purpose, if they are the mean-spirited type. Some of the harassment is pretty serious, though, and shouldn't be taken lightly or as a form of 'having fun'.

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    heatherleex 5 years ago

    This is true. I actually never reveal my gender in the games I play. The jabs are already bad enough without them knowing I'm a woman ;)

    I also agree about group mentality--there needs to be more acceptance of differing views.