One of the last male spaces is the online gaming community. It remains mostly male due to the pressure that men can apply to women to keep them out.
This one is brought to us by Jezebel and they give us some excellent lessons on how to preserve male spaces.
“1. It’s your fault for choosing a username that reflects your gender. You should change your name to something that is gender-neutral.
2. If you are concerned about this, report it to the police.
In other words, even though these personal threats were against the game rules, the game’s staff assumed no responsibility for enforcing the rules, or else blamed me for ‘provoking’ the male players. (One game operator did tell me that I ‘provoked’ the threats by ‘playing too well’ and suggested I deliberately lose more often so as not to bruise male egos. This game operator was, by the way, female.
Eventually, I complained to the CEO himself of the gaming company and his response was to ban me from the game because he was ‘tired of hearing about this problem’. The players who threatened me with rape, mutilation and death are still active in the game and some of them have been given jobs as game operators (the referees of the game).
Before I was banned, one of the game operators, an employee of the company, released my real-life details (full legal name, physical address, email, telephone number, link to my social media, such as Facebook, etc.) to thousands of other players (I had given this information when I registered for the game) and encouraged people to harass me outside the game, which several of them did. I had to change my mobile number, cancel my Facebook account, and even considered moving house at one point to escape the harassment.“
The moral of the story is that if men want to maintain or reclaim male spaces, they must create environments where women cannot survive. The other component is that the woman cannot be catered to when she complains about this hostile environment. She cannot be allowed to alter the space, which would allow other females to subsist as well. Mars cannot allow itself to be terraformed to the requirements of Venus.
A unique component of online gaming male space is the type of male that resides there. Most are Gammas or lower. They have been utterly ignored and rejected by women (unless Princess needs homework answers) for their entire lives. Most are incels and want little to do with women invading their space. They are very hostile and the anger that’s directed towards women who enter their space is an out-pouring of that.
The gaming company’s main mistake was to release her personal information to the community, however her claim on this makes this story somewhat unbelievable.