@amafi: No one's asking you to feel guilty. And if you're not part of that group, why would you feel like any of this is being "hurled your way?" You're just being asked to be aware and hopefully, try to do what you can to fix it.
Because when the vast majority of these articles are referencing "gamers," or even more specifically "white male gamers," as being shitty people who do nothing but threaten and harass women on the Internet, they are referencing that entire group. I'm a white male gamer, and I find the harassment going around unacceptable just like most other people. Personally, if these articles would more specifically reference the assholes doing the harassing, I wouldn't see an issue. But currently, it's just sweeping generalizations, which is odd and I think hypocritical because generalizations and stereotyping are tools of ignorance, and do nothing but put most of the readers in a corner.
No, they are not referencing the entire group. It is referencing a particular mindset. They don't literally mean people who play games and are young, white & have a penis & 2 testicles. This isn't complicated.
Ironically, you seem to just be looking to be offended. Which is funny.