Female only gaming event cancelled following online harassment

Jul 17, 2013
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Yesterday, an event called Gaming Ladies was announced. It would take place on King's offices in Barcelona and host four panels about females in the videogame industry, as well as networking.



However, after that announcement, the event began to get several people (mostly males) complain about the non-mixed nature of the event, allowing only females to enter. This peaked when Forocoches, Spain's biggest forum, and also the most disgusting one, heard about the event. Several threads were opened against it, and one of them even suggested trolling the event by disguising themselves and claiming to be female transexuals so they could enter the event and then troll it from the inside.


(this picture shows pretty much what I just mentioned)

King also began to get pressure to cancel the event, which ended up happening a few hours ago.



The previous time this event took place it wasn't advertised due to the fear of something like this happening and only seven people attended. This is fucking shameful.

I won't post any Twitter links leading to no accounts to not get any hate directed towards them as well.
 
Mar 12, 2011
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This only serves as further proof for the necessity of female only events. These "men" are disgusting and I sure has hell wouldn't want them at an event on gender issues of any kind.
 
Nov 20, 2014
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People investing more efforts in destroying a women only gaming event than destroying literally nazi events (Hogar Social Madrid)

But hey, we don't need feminism!
 
Jan 27, 2013
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God damn it. Why do people have to be such assholes. Whats wrong with just letting people celebrate themselves in their hobby. I hope something else gets organized, its so disgusting seeing women get treated like this.
 
Oct 16, 2013
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I only hope that they can have the event at a later time. Don't stop ladies...it will always be worse before it gets better, but you can't stop. :(
 
Aug 11, 2014
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Gaming culture continuing to show it's true colors. We at Gaf are an anomaly. A good anomaly, but we make up only a few.

This is why I don't tell people I'm a gamer IRL, it's embarrassing.
 
Oct 14, 2013
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Said it before but I honestly can't get my head around their views. It's baffling and disgusting. How do you even grow up to think like that.
 
Mar 14, 2016
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Sorry but more than half of gamers are women, don't make them invisible just because you want to.
We make ourselves invisible because it's the best way to circumvent the misogynistic harassment most male gamers in the community are too cowardly or too defeatist to do something about.
 
Jul 15, 2012
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Good reason to have more female only events. I imagine it must've been difficult to deal with the deluge of harassing assholes, enough that they needed to cancel. It's sad :/
 
Nov 17, 2016
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Sorry but more than half of gamers are women, don't make them invisible just because you want to.

This is why we should close establishments and roads to men at certain hours, they just want to erase women.

Segregation is progress!
Not today, Satan. Women make up more or less 50% of the world approximately. Women are still categorized as a minority group because they're treated as second class citizens almost always globally.

Having an event for women that play video games is not an attack on your dominant male gaming scene. Represenatation within the industry is still a joke in terms of gender, sexuality, race, etc. Whenever a woman dares speak on microphone she is harassed and berated. I'd post my sources right now but I'm on mobile. I don't think you'd particularly need them though because I'm sure you've encountered firsthand just how nasty women are treated in gaming spheres.

Stop with your alarmist bullshit, accept that not everything is on level ground, and make inroads to improving the treatment of minorities and women in gaming. It's not hard.