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New head of Microsoft’s Xbox is a woman and some gamers protest

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The new head of Microsoft’s Xbox is a woman—and gamers have taken to online message boards to vent their frustration at, yes, her gender.

Julie Larson-Green, who’s been at Microsoft for two decades and is the company’s highest-ranking female executive, has been put in charge of all the company’s hardware, including the Xbox gaming consoles. Next will be “apps dedicated to baking and knitting,” one wit posted to Reddit, while another dubbed her “easy on the eyes.”

Larson-Green isn’t one to be intimidated. In 2001, according to Bloomberg, she “body-slammed a six-foot-six colleague who was blocking her exit” when an earthquake shook her offi ce. “When I have a direction I want to go, it doesn’t matter who’s in my way,” she said.

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