I'm not saying there aren't people like that, and that they don't deserve the off-screen equivalent of the gaming assbeating. What it does is paint "the community" as a number of those assholes - or at least in the case of this show, at least 1 in 8 of us.
are you saying 1 in 8 are sexist or the article is painting 1 in 8 of you as being sexist? if 1 in 8 of people in a community that large is sexist, then something is quite wrong.
if you've watched any stream for fighting game tournaments, the chat goes crazy every time they show a female player is completely hostile. if it's girls playing the game or being interviewed, or simply the camera panning over to a pretty face in the crowd, you can expect to see a ton of lewd and sexist comments.
I actually remember not a few months ago this fat neckbearded guy was guest-casting a tournament and kept hitting on a (japanese?) player. he kept asking her out and talking to her despite her not having any clue what he's saying and probably not caring. did anyone else watch this and find it as creepy as I did? so when I saw this recent article I was less than surprised.
I know this problem isn't limited to just that community, but it is so prevalent and goes by mostly unchecked. glad there's been a bit of awareness about it recently.