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


 

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

  1. “body-slammed a six-foot-six colleague who was blocking her exit” when
    an earthquake shook her office. “When I have a direction I want to go,
    it doesn’t matter who’s in my way,” she said.

    Wow. How noble. Knocking over someone in a blind panic who was standing in a noted safe area to be during an earthquake (a doorway). Rather than seeks shelter there as well, she bowls someone over, ignoring their safety, and this is supposed to garner respect and admiration?

    She sounds like George Kastanza when he was “escaping” the fire. If that story was supposed to convey she was a “tough woman” she’ll want to come up with something that doesn’t actually seem like panicky idiot.

    • Thanks for so eloquently stating what I was thinking.
      Yeah, she needs a new story!