Been playing for little over two years. Voice chat always on (mostly. Some games get toxic due to someone taking someone’s hero or someone doing something stupid or I just don’t feel like talking), always trying my heart out and always attempting to win just like my team. Rarely does this happen to me. It’s normally, “What do you want to play?” Or, “What’re you good at?” Sometimes it gets a bit toxic, but then again when doesn’t Overwatch get toxic?
The WORST that has ever happened was someone, before I even picked, asked if I was a Mercy main. And at the time, I kinda was. But that’s it. Most of it was just playful banter. If someone talks to you like that, report them and mute them. Simple. I HIGHLY doubt 75% of your games are toxic because only 5% of mine are and it’s not even due to being a woman.
Only twice has somebody said, “har har eets ah gurrlll harrrr” and never in my LIFE has ANYONE used, “Go back to the kitchen” or “Sure, we’re going to lose because we’ve a girl on our team.” In fact, it’s been quite the opposite. Found people pocket me over others when I’m tank / DPS or are throwing themselves in front of me to protect me more often.