A young woman joins a coworker's Dungeons & Dragons game to try out IRL gameplay. What she experiences is anything but fun. The all-male group questions her every move and even harasses her character. When she finally walks out, they accuse her of ruining the game. Was she wrong to leave? Find out what Reddit users had to say about this uncomfortable situation.
Young Woman Walks Out of D&D Game After Being Harassed by Male Players
20-year-old woman seeks new D&D group after harassment
Excited for IRL D&D game turns into a nightmare for woman.
Frustrated female player leaves game due to sexist comments 🙅
Breaking gender norms in D&D character roles 🎲⚔️
Female player harassed during D&D game by male players 🎲👧
Female D&D player walks out after harassment and objectification 🚶♀️
Female gamer harassed by male players for leaving D&D game 😠
Feeling guilty for standing up against harassment in D&D game
Overwhelming support for woman who left D&D game after harassment 👏
Don't give up! Keep searching for a welcoming D&D group! 🔍
🚶♀️Woman walks out of D&D game after being harassed by male players
A young woman's excitement to join an IRL D&D game quickly turned into a nightmare after being continuously harassed and objectified by male players. Despite being the only female player, she was met with skepticism and belittlement from the start. Throughout the game, her character was flirted with and harassed by the other player's characters, and her choices were ignored or questioned. The situation escalated when one of the players asked for her character's bra size, causing her to finally walk out.
Although the group blamed her for ruining the game, she has since blocked most of them due to their insulting messages. While she wonders if she should have tried to resolve the issue differently, she ultimately did what was best for her. Sadly, this is not an uncommon experience for women in gaming, and it highlights the larger issue of misogyny and harassment in the gaming community. In the next section, we take a look at some of the responses to this woman's story and what can be done to make the gaming community a safer and more inclusive space for all.
Token girl harassed and sexually assaulted in D&D game - NTA 🚫👨👦👦
Woman walks out of D&D game due to male harassment. Pathetic morons.
Female player leaves game due to harassment. DM fails to intervene.
Female D&D player faces harassment and role pigeon-holing from male group. NTA.
Misogynistic behavior in D&D game leads to NTA verdict and actionable hostile work environment
Player leaving mid-session due to harassment. NTA, game ruined.
Sexual harassment in D&D game. NTA for walking out.
Female player harassed and leaves D&D game, supported by commenters 👏
Coworker failed to stop harassment of female D&D player 👎
Male players harassed woman in D&D, NTA for leaving 💪
Setting boundaries and guidelines at the beginning of games is important 🎲
Female D&D player leaves group after being harassed by male players 😡
Toxic players and poor DM - full on sexual harassment. NTA.
A woman's traumatic experience in a D&D game.
Standing up to harassment: Woman leaves D&D game, NTA 👊
Supportive comment acknowledges harassment, hopes for better behavior in future.
DM shows support for player facing sexist harassment from gatekeepers.
Male player fails to handle harassment during D&D game 🎲
Standing up against harassment in D&D game, NTA 👏🏼
Female player leaves D&D game due to harassment by males 👩🎲🚶♀️
Weighted trick-dice to avoid abuse in D&D? NTA for leaving.
Finnish girlfriend takes revenge on D&D misogynists as rogue-healer 👊🏻💥
Female D&D player harassed by males - NTA for leaving.
Navigating D&D culture as a woman can be tough. #NotTheA**hole
Experienced player confirms NTA, offers encouragement to continue playing 🎲
Female player walks out of D&D game after harassment by males 👩🎲🚶♀️
Female DM stands up for player and bans harassers. 🙌
Female D&D player harassed by male players - NTA for leaving 🎲🚶♀️
Male ally supports woman's decision to leave D&D game
Standing up to harassment in D&D game with a powerful message 💪
Female D&D player stands up against harassment. Sisters before misters! ✊
Female D&D player harassed by male coworkers, NTA for leaving.
Encouraging response to young woman's negative D&D experience 🎲
Empathetic response to woman's harassment experience in D&D game ❤️
Female player harassed in D&D game, stands up against abhorrent behavior 👏
Supportive comment validates victim's experience of harassment. 🙌
Agreeing with NTA comment, no further discussion in replies.
Empowering response to young woman standing up to harassment. 👏
Male players' immature behavior drove woman out of D&D game 😒
Walking out of a D&D game due to sexual harassment 👏
Breaking gender barriers in D&D with respect and equality ♛
Female D&D player calls out sexist tropes and harassment. 🙅♀️
No healer needed: Commenter points out flaws in group argument.
A clever way to deal with toxic players in D&D 🤔
Female TTRPG player shares solidarity and offers safe space to learn.
Experienced gamer shares struggles with male gatekeeping and insecurity 🎮
Standing up against sexual harassment during a game 👏
Encouraging words for female D&D players to find supportive groups 💪
Female D&D player stands up to harassment, NTA 👏
Standing up against workplace harassment is always the right move. ✊
It's time to make nerdy spaces inclusive for all 🙌
Female D&D player stands up against sexist male players 👏👩🦰
Female D&D players face sexism and disrespect online. 😠
Empowering response to woman's decision to leave uncomfortable situation ✊
Female DnD player walks out of game due to sexual harassment 👎
Walked out of D&D game due to male harassment. NTA.
Good for her! 👏 Standing up to harassment takes courage. #NotTheAsshole
Commenter applauds woman for standing up against harassment in D&D.
No surprise no other girls show up to their game 🤷♀️
Standing up to harassment in gaming 🎮🚫
Standing up to toxic friends: NTA's experience with D&D.