If you play video games online then you’ll be no stranger to the amount of hate speech that happens during a session. From racism to bigotry, from homophobia to general verbal bullying the gaming world can be a very ugly and unforgiving place. With a steady rise in female gamers and those women who have become addicted to the world of gaming it was only a matter of time before the sexist insults, creepy behaviour and degrading suggestions started.
Website Fat, Ugly or Slutty is run by three female gamers who felt that it was about time to collect all of these outrageous comments female gamers receive on a daily basis and post them up on the Internet for everyone to see. Their agenda wasn’t to deliberately name and shame but instead to poke fun and laugh at the idiots who felt the need to send private insults following a game. In their own words:
“If having these messages posted online makes someone think twice about writing and sending a detailed description of their genitals, great! And if not? We’ll all have another submission to laugh at.”
But it’s not all light hearted abuse, the majority of the stuff featured on their website is dark and disturbing, from the Iraq war veteran who promises to hunt a female gamer down to kill her, to the creep who sent three separate audio messages on a girl’s Xbox live account asking to hear her voice.
Ironically the girl’s are now receiving abusive comments online through their website about posting abusive comments online from the female gaming community on their website. Hollywood couldn’t write this shit.