I was playing on Comic Adventures MUX for a good while. It’s a very clique-oriented game, but there was one group that was great, so I rolled with it.
I even invited someone to come play. One of the nicest people I’ve ever run into on any mush. Just a pleasure to be around. She had expressed to me a concern about sexual harassment in comic-based games, so I asked the game owner (who logs in under the name Tifa Lockhart) whether she took sexual harassment seriously. Tifa assured me that she did, so I let my friend know, and she went to play.
My friend was almost immediately harassed through pages. I convinced her to let Tifa know, since Tifa had assured me that it would be taken seriously.
She ultimately refused to act. Key quotes:
Tifa Lockhart says, “And honestly, that’s why we have page locks. If someone is that sensitive over a page, and think that they’re being sexually harrassed, they can pagelock. And I do take sexual harassment seriously. But there was no sexual harassment that I could see.”
Tifa Lockhart says, “And I think she got run off over a miscommunication where she took a joke as sexual harassment.”
Tifa Lockhart says, “A joke is not sexual harrassment. I’m sorry, it just isnt. I’ve had to deal with a person on my own mush who has been doing a lot worse to me for YEARS.”
Most harassers like to claim their comments were just a joke, and that the victim was taking it too seriously. Sad to see a game owner defending sexual harassment that way.
Avoid this game, folks.