Lmao this happens to everyone.
angry little virgins syndrome (the men)
why else are they gamers..
I've witnessed (and experienced) racial abuse in gaming but it was EXTREMELY RARE, almost a miracle- maybe a 1 in 10,000, but never have I witnessed harassment of a player because she was a female. I'm sure this happens on rare occassions but sometimes I feel like the media can tend to make things appear more frequent or worse than they are.
I used to spend ~4-5 hours a day for 7 years (I was an addict...) playing various games, so either the gaming community around me were mature (I played the typical FPS games, BF2412, etc., and some MMORPGs) or the harassment was done in private so the rest of the playerbase couldn't see it. We also had competent admins on most of the servers but not all of them- even then it wasn't common to witness players going wild.
It could be that I may only have been exposed to a relatively few number of players, I'm a nobody. But if you're well known, hundreds of thousands of people get to see you then statistically speaking you're more likely to come across a crazed gamer than someone known to only a few thousand gamers.
Hm, I don't think so.
Been playing for 10 years, and the only types of comments I get sometimes are "get back to the kitchen" jokes by wannabe edgy 12 year olds.
Besides that, no one cares if you're a female when gaming.