Discord, the voice chat and messaging service marketed towards gamers, can be an unkind place to women. But so can many online gaming spaces — according to a 2018 study published in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, women gamers often stay anonymous online or play alone. A more recent study conducted by Casino.org in 2019 found that 57% of women gamers are harassed after other players discover their gender.

It’s harder to stay anonymous on Discord, though. Games and gaming services where voice chat is made integral, naturally, make concealing one’s gender (or perceived gender) a lot more difficult. Although there are plenty of women and girl-only private Discord groups, girl-friendly groups make up only a small subset of what’s available on Discord. Other groups can be darker places, with women experiencing gender-based harassment and sometimes even cybercrime. This is mostly thanks to social media’s tendency to become sludge, as well as Discord’s inability to keep up with the toxicity of its quickly growing platform.

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Source: Destructoid Is Discord always safe for women?