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Is eSports an unsafe place for women?

Gaming has been a safe haven for many, but for a number of women, it's just another place to get harassed. Some women in professional gaming report getting unsavory messages online constantly when all they want to do is game. Others think there are just vocal bad apples, and the gaming community as a whole is inclusive. What do you think? 🎮

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Gaming is a male-dominated sport despite being universally available to everyone. Between the inappropriate messages, disproportionate prize money and odd misogyny, women can barely play games in peace. What is heartbreaking is that many women who are interested in gaming never take that next step to do it competitively because of jerks who target women. Gaming may be universal, but women are still getting the short end of the stick for equal footing.

How can any woman feel safe when they have to deal with trash talk like this below? 

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While men still dominate the landscape in eSports, women have carved out a spot for themselves in the scene. There are plenty of women ready to support one another in navigating a minefield of trolls and other less than respectful men. Gamers like Sasha Hostyn and Katherine Gunn have gained the admiration of both male and female pros. There might still be many problems in the sphere of gaming, but to say it's unsafe is unfair. There is plenty of support.

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Is eSports an unsafe place for women?
#WomenGamersNotSafe
A festive crown for the winner
#GamingSafeSpace