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GIRL SICK OF BEING TOLD “GO BACK TO THE KITCHEN, MAKE ME A SANDWICH” IN ONLINE GAMES

I am sick of being kicked from games for being a woman.

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I (20F) have always loved video games, and I need advice. I am in the process of buying and building my own pc! I am so excited, but also afraid of this investment being a waste of money…

From the day I started playing, up until now, there has not been one (1) game that I haven’t heard the phrases “go back to the kitchen”, or “make me a sandwich”. To the women out there who play combat games, it will probably not shock you to know that the game I play is CSGO.

I have, on more than one occasion, been voted out of matches after using voice chat. If I am not voted out, I am harassed.

Unfortunately is this the reality of gaming for the vast majority of female gamers.

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(And I know that there’s a lot of games out there that we can play, but not all of us enjoy comfort games or single player games…)

I find it hilariously annoying that some guys want girls to have the same interests as them, but these guys also harass the shit out of us when we try to learn and play games, or other interests that are stereotypically male.

This behaviour has turned CSGO, and similar games, into games I no longer enjoy.

I am extremely disappointed.

This needs to change.

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Thank you for reading.

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