It may not surprise many, but sexism is still a big issue in the Bored Ape community. The industry must better accommodate women into the space whilst making them feel safe and welcome. The targeted harassment towards several high-profile women Ape holders is proof of a broader problem.
Meanwhile, this isn’t the first time, and it won’t be the last that a woman in the NFT community faces harassment. In a Tweet by @SeraStargirl, she highlighted some dreadful things women in the NFT space have to put up with. One alleged Bored Ape holder referred to a BAYC member’s breasts, and after being called out, another user defended his sexism, joking along.
Bored Ape Owners come to the defence of women subjected to sexism
Many men and women were quick to call out this disgusting “banter”. Quite a few also declared that they had blocked the knuckle-dragging basement dwellers who were pestering the women.
Furthermore, sexism is not by any means an exclusive Bored Ape problem. It is something the whole NFT world must stand up against. As the space grows, it is essential to leave behind these toxic ignorant people and embrace a diverse worldview.
Sexism has no place in any NFT space. The NFT space has a long way to go, although it has come quite far in such a short time.
Hopefully, we can encourage more women to enter the space. Introducing women-focused NFT collections such as World of Women and Boss Beauties is a good start, but we must do more to support women, especially when they suffer harassment.