Sexism Online and in Video Games

Browsing the internet as someone who identifies as a woman can be disheartening at times. Many online communities and online video game forums are dominated by men and sexist stereotypes.

The typical defense is the age-old “I’m just joking,” but sexist jokes still reinforce notions of sexism! Even if you don’t consciously intend to promote sexism, by revisiting sexist jokes and related ideas you are promoting it. You are making the internet a less safe and less welcoming place for all non-males.

So before you make another “get me a sandwich” type joke– think again. Is an upvote on Reddit worth oppressing others?

For more on this topic check out this video from the Ill Doctrine.


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