Recent(ish) headlines to peruse if you are female, a gamer, or care about either females or gaming.
Yes, I'm late with this particular story, but 5 Gender Moments from E3 2013 really drives home how hostile the industry is towards women with stories of shockingly sexist behavior at the gaming trade show.
"While most IGN comments are respectful and productive, we've let the abusive comments get to a point where they dominate our discussions. When even just one hostile comment is enough to ruin an entire thread, we've got to take our job as curators of our site more seriously. The best way to create an appetite is to feed it and, by letting these abusive comments live on IGN, we've been encouraging more of the same. It's long past time for that to stop."
While obviously this is great for everyone, women in particular well know the abuse of which IGN speaks. Well done, IGN.