Sunday, March 1, 2009

Prejudice on Xbox Live

A woman was banned from Xbox Live because she identified herself in her profile as a lesbian.

I guess it's a good thing there's nothing in my profile about being transgendered. A few weeks ago, they banned a gentleman whose surname is "Gaywood". They said his name was offensive. His name, for frak's sake! All the time, I run across players with racial slurs in their gamertags, or else the tags are built from euphemisms for genitalia. I file complaints with Microsoft whenever I see these, but the players always come back. Sounds like a double standard to me.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting, but what would you expect from a site that is populated, primarily, with 14-year old boys?

    That said, Microsoft has no doubt adopted a zero tolerance policy when it comes to gay issues, to avoid the kind of Federal action that Yahoo! ran into with it's old chat system due to pedrasts.

    Switch to PS3 or Wii which are both more female "friendly, and have an older demographic of male users who are more mature.