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How Can We End Sexism in Gaming? Comment Below to Take the Gamer's Pledge and Help Us Start!

Updated: May 4, 2023

Be A STAR by taking our pledge, and helping to break down the sexism and harassment in the modern gaming community.

Women who play video games can attest that the gaming community can be very toxic and sexist to females when they play. There are numerous examples of this online, and it is a cause for concern. From murder or rape threats to verbal abuse, the ferocity of the harassment differs, and experiences are different. Some women just choose to ignore it, or they may report the behavior, but the hard truth is that more needs to be done to stop this behavior from continuing, especially from the bystanders.

Moderation systems on video game consoles and throughout games themselves can be faulty. Someone can be punished for not doing anything wrong, or the punishment an offender receives can be trivial and meaningless. There are no real-life consequences for people who spread their hate and anger in online spaces.

Another part of the problem comes in when people who witness harassment or abuse don't speak up about it. The bystander may be scared or may not want to be involved in a heated verbal exchange, but when someone who is doing something wrong does not receive any backlash, they believe that they can continue acting that way. Becoming involved and standing up for people that are receiving harassment is exactly what gamers need to do. That is what this pledge is about. If we attack the sexism and verbal violence at the root, then we stand a chance at breaking down the patterns and systems behind the behavior.

Take The Pledge, Be A Star

Together We Can Make the Gaming Community a Safer Place

This pledge is hopefully the first step of many to help create a safe and enjoyable environment for women in the gaming community. Help us break down some of the sexism in the gaming industry and become A STAR!

Don't forget to leave a comment with your first and last name to signify that you have 'signed' the pledge and repost our "I am a Star" Instagram post to share your accomplishment and encourage others to defend gaming women.

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Jun 01, 2023

Janelle Van Sloun


May 26, 2023

Congratulations on this incredibly worthwhile project!

Sharon Tolaini-Sage

Women in Games


May 15, 2023

Chris Mulhall


May 13, 2023

Chris Fletcher


May 11, 2023

Emily Herrold

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