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Activision Blizzard employees staging walkout in support of lawsuit and to protest current leadership

Activision Blizzard employees will stage a walkout to protest the company’s leadership and in support of the lawsuit brought by the state of California over allegations of harassment and bullying.The walkout will take place tomorrow, July 28, at Blizzard’s campus in Irvine, California.Along with news of the walkout, employees of the company released an official statement with a list of demands it wants company executives to adhere to (thanks, GI.biz).According to the employees, the walkout can be partially attributed to statements made by Activision Blizzard last week regarding the lawsuit along with comments made by Frances Townsend in an internal…

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Blizzard’s J Allen Brack and former president Mike Morhaime respond to California’s lawsuit against the company

In response to the lawsuit against Activision Blizzard brought by the state of California, former president Mike Morhaime and current president J. Allen Brack have issued public and company-focused statements regarding the allegations brought forth in the suit.Earlier this week, it was reported that a two-year investigation by the state of California has brought about a lawsuit aimed at Activision Blizzard. The investigation brought to light multiple accounts of sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying, unfair pay, and inappropriate behavior and comments directed at female employees within the company.Now, one former high-level executive at Blizzard, and one current executive, have addressed the…

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59% of women gamers say they adopt a non-gendered or male identity to avoid harassment while playing online

Image source: FemaleLegends More than half of women gamers say they mask their identity when playing online, according to a new survey. Reach3 Insights and Lenovo surveyed 900 women across China, Germany and the US, and 98 men in the US, capturing quantitative and qualitative data – including video selfies – ‘in order to get a deep understanding of the experience of women gamers’. The research found that 59% of women use either a non-gendered or male identity when playing games online to avoid conflict. Continue reading 59% of women gamers say they adopt a non-gendered or male identity to…

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You probably shouldn’t say ‘simp’, ‘incel’ or ‘virgin’ on Twitch anymore

Twitch is updating its hateful conduct and harassment policy soon and as part of the new measures, users are going to be discouraged from using the words ‘simp’, ‘incel’, and ‘virgin’.Last week, Twitch announced widespread changes to its policies around harassment and hateful conduct that will be coming into place on January 22, 2021.As per the streaming platform “women, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, Black, Indigenous, and people of color” are frequently harassed on the site, and now bold new measures are being put in place to better safeguard the community and create a more positive, productive space.The new guidelines,…

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Rocksteady issues official response to harassment claims

Rocksteady has issued an official response to allegations of harassment in the workplace.According to Rocksteady since the initial 2018 letter regarding harassment of female employees was received, it has dealt with the issues raised.Rocksteady states that in response to the initial communication, it met with female staff and “dealt with the issues raised.”“All formal complaints were thoroughly investigated, addressed appropriately and a number of serious measures were taken in response to the issues that were surfaced, including discipline or termination of staff,” reads the statement.Since the issues were brought to light, it implemented ways of ensuring it “makes good” on…