This story includes accounts of sexism, misogyny and fatphobia. I'm the jumpmaster. It's my job to land my team of three somewhere on the map before we face our enemies in battle. He answers through his microphone with all the attitude he can muster: "Oh please!
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It was produced by Sarah Crawley with presenter Emily Webb. To listen to more episodes, click here. Adapted by Helene Schumacher. Imagine being paid to play video games with hordes of adoring fans watching online. But if you're a female professional gamer, the dream job comes with additional obstacles that your male counterparts might never experience. British gamer Leahviathan live streams around six hours of footage a day on Twitch.
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Women battle old-fashioned sexism and new forms of harassment to become big players in the world of professional gaming. Two years ago Chelsea quit her job as a pharmacy technician to play video games. That week she handed in her resignation. Chelsea is one of a growing number of Australian women making a living from Twitch.
It began in August , when Internet trolls launched a series of harassment campaigns—including doxxing, hacking, and warnings of death and sexual violence on social media and IRL—targeting female video-game creators, players, and journalists. And that was probably the last major story anyone, outside of gamers, heard about women and gaming. What am I signing up for? In the U. Ironically, it was the Gamergate attacks that inspired women to consider carving out a place for themselves within the industry.