Video Games Are Not a Boys Only Treehouse

The message of street harassment is women, stay home. You don’t belong out in public.

The message of in-game harassment to women in game networks and MMOs is similar: women, this is male territory, stay out.

But the street does not belong to men alone, nor is the virtual world boys-only. I’ve been playing video games since 1986. Harassment may piss me off, but it won’t drive me away, because this is my space, too.