Originally Posted by The Cpt America
I didn't read anything because there is a simple solution:
Why the hell do you even have to state your gender in game? I have never, EVER yelled "I AM A GUY AND I WILL BE PLAYING DARIUS TOP LANE" before - that is stupid.
I really have known that anybody i was ever playing with was a girl unless they told me otherwise. Is there some secret to if a girl is playing a game their character moves differently? Give me a break.
Playing solo in rankeds. My team decides to get on Skype during champ select to better coordinate. I know this *could* be a problem for me, but I get on Skype anyway. I want to work with my team to the best of my ability.
First comment, "Are you a girl or a prepubescent boy?" -- Why does it even matter? I ignore it and talk about the game.
Other comments that come from the same guy
hey cute voice little boy girl
so are you cute?
accept my request and play with me love!
Now, this is pretty mild. I'll admit I play with some awesome people I randomly met in League and my gender has never been an issue with them and I love playing with them. However, there's also been some not so mild harassment. And that doesn't include the misogyny you encounter when people assume they're just playing with a group of guys. (Cannot count how many times I've heard someone try to insult another player by insinuating they are a girl or feminine).
Why *does* my gender matter when playing? Why does it have to be commented on? Because random folks I play with force it to be commented on.
The answer isn't "Don't get on Skype" or "Don't mention your gender". The answer is for people to STOP HARASSING WOMEN PLAYERS. Those of you who already don't, Great job! You're a decent human being. Keep doing that. Those of you who do, STOP. Its that simple. That's how we make gender not be an issue in our community. And if you really want to make a difference, no matter your gender, when you see gender (or sexuality or race) harassment going on, call the person out and let them know its not acceptable.
And the simple answer to diversity in champions is for there to be more diverse champions created.