Microsoft cracking down on Sexism on Xbox Live, handing out life-time bans

imageXbox Live is pretty well known for their misogynistic teens but it seems this is a reputation Microsoft is less than proud of and intends to actively combat.

According to GameStop UK Microsoft is implementing a zero-tolerance policy against users who make sexist or derogatory comments on Xbox Live.

"It can be dangerous to give adolescents a broadcast mechanism," said Kiki Wolfkill, the executive producer of Halo 4. "There are always going to be jerks out there, and if you give them a way to express that side of their personality without being seen, you’re going to see this type of behaviour manifest itself."

Offenders  face a lifetime ban on the gaming network if they cross the line.

Do our readers think this punitive approach is right, with what is after all paying customers or should there be a bigger focus on education? Let us know below.


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