Twitch and YouTube are finally trying to stamp out sexist abuse – but can they do it?
If you want to feel really depressed, looking at the comments aimed at female game streamers and players on Twitch and YouTube is a good place to start.
Rape threats – and threats of murder – are common, as are almost every kind of horrible insult imaginable.
Rape and death threats
Rape and death threats Hearthstone streamer Hafu revealed the extent of the abuse faced by female game streamers in a documentary called The Trials of a Female Esports Champion.
She said she rape threats are common – as a World of Warcraft pro, she faced a team called, ‘Gonna Rape Hafu At Regionals.’
She said,... read more
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