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Gaming While Male: A ‘Privilege’ Few Men Recognize

In video games, sexism often comes in the form of male-dominated storylines and character archetypes. In the video game community, it takes a more menacing shape.
It ranges from attempts to to the . Some harassment even goes so far as phone calls and rape threats, as one female game developer .
"The issue is often framed as a women’s issue, but sexual harassment, sexism and misogyny in gaming is not a women’s issue — it’s a gaming community issue," says Jonathan McIntosh, a producer for the Tropes vs. Women in Video games web series.

I talked with Jonathan McIntosh about his recent Polygon piece about the advantages males (specifically white males) have in the gaming world and community. He says it’s an issue everyone should be concerned with.

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Gaming While Male: A ‘Privilege’ Few Men Recognize
In video games, sexism often comes in the form of male-dominated storylines and character archetypes. In the video game community, it takes a more menacing shape.

It ranges from attempts to to the . Some harassment even goes so far as phone calls and rape threats, as one female game developer .

"The issue is often framed as a women’s issue, but sexual harassment, sexism and misogyny in gaming is not a women’s issue — it’s a gaming community issue," says Jonathan McIntosh, a producer for the Tropes vs. Women in Video games web series.

I talked with Jonathan McIntosh about his recent Polygon piece about the advantages males (specifically white males) have in the gaming world and community. He says it’s an issue everyone should be concerned with.