Gaming has had a reckoning coming for a while. Over the past few days, dozens of women have spoken out about their experiences with discrimination, harassment and, in some cases, rape, by prominent members of gaming and esports communitities. While these stories are hard to read, and even harded to internalize, they are incredibly important in making this space an inclusive one for all. Remember the courage it takes to speak out against powerful people in this community and remember that experts have found only a very small percentage of harassment claims to be false. As of now, these are accusations but the patterns are clear.
Here are Twitlongers accusing the people mentioned in this episode:
Ryan 'VideoGameAttorney' Morrison: https://twitter.com/BANparty/status/1275512462759137283
Taylor Lorenz's New York Times article talking to dozens of women with various experiences that all point to systemic issues in the gaming world: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/23/style/women-gaming-streaming-harassment-sexism-twitch.html
Please read this accounts and that article. They are incredibly important to understand women's experiencces in the esports world.