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The line in the title comes from an article recently posted here on VGChartz, and is claimed to be something that Sledgehammer games lead developer Michael Condrey said while talking with the BBC. I feel it's important to make a thread about this because it's something we should be talking about.

Why do we need to protect women from online trolling? What exactley is the difference between trolling me and trolling women? Anyone who has spent any serious time online knows that some people are just assholes. Heck, anyone who's spent any serious time with other people knows that some people are just assholes. When you give those people the freedom and anonymity to say whatever they want they're going to be super assholes.

If you make the decision to put yourself in the middle of a heated and serious debate in a space where these "super assholes" dwell, you're going to have bad things said about and to you. It doesn't matter if you're a man or a woman. You might even get death threats, that's also not just a concern for women.

When James McMullen of Infinity Ward announced he was leaving, he got death threats. Marcuss Persson recieved several death threats after they shut down a website that was giving Minecraft away for free.

So why oh why is this all of a sudden a news worthy womens issue?

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I bet that on launch the Nintendo Switch will have no built in in-game voice chat. He bets that it will. The winner gets six months of avatar control over the other user.