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As an employee of Activision bound by a NDA, I can't disclose much about the corporate process going on right now. But I'd like to speak out. I don't want this to be forgotten. I don't want this to pass as other viral sensations take over the media. We, employees of ABK, are- 1/?
here, we are living this. We are concerned for ourselves, for the community, for the company, and the future of our careers. Some of my female coworkers are terrified of the way the system's in place have been abused and twisted to allow for such harrasment to pass on unseen- 2/?
or uncared for. We are all in shock, we are all in a state of anger, confusion, and fear. We want change. We did our walkout, we signed petitions, we've asked thousands of questions in corporate meetings. I know the community feels this same outrage just as the employees do. 3/?
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Cosby Suite- "Where Are They Now?" edition

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Where they all are now is in extremely senior leadership positions.

You know who ISN'T in those senior positions? All the women and other people excluded from advancement by a toxic culture.
It will likely come as no surprise that more than one of these people were also on that odious Blizzcon panel where they laughed like hyenas when a woman fan asked if maybe a few of the female characters in WoW could be less objectified:

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Thread: what's going on at Blizzard is a real-time case study in how the American civil rights legal regime makes progressive tyranny inevitable. People like to repeat this line: "politics is downstream of culture" but that's not exactly true and this is a great moment to see why
The commissars at the California DFLH turned the Eye of Sauron on Blizzard and it is now in the midst of an employee walkout #ActiBlizzWalkout, playerbase protests, and a stock tumble. All because of unsubstantiated allegations from people who don't know how to spell "Bill Cosby"
In response, Blizzard and its executives have issued groveling apologies filled with recitations of progressive mantra. "Do better." "Tell their truth." "All genders." They have also embarked on an iconoclastic purge of all in-game references to employees named in the lawsuit.
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Image ID: a pastel blue background with all white text that reads

Activision Blizzard Walkout - Employee Demands

1. An end to mandatory arbitration clauses in all employee contracts, current and future. Arbitration clauses protect abusers and limit the ability of victims to
seek restitution.

2. The adoption of recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and promotion policies designed to improve representation among employees at all levels, agreed upon by employees in a company-wide Diversity, Equity & Inclusion organization. Current practices have led to
women, in particular women of color and transgender women, nonbinary people, and other marginalized groups that are vulnerable to gender discrimination not being hired fairly for new roles when compared to men.
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Seeing a lot of people suggesting that people avoid playing or especially streaming any of their games tomorrow to coincide with the planned #ActiBlizzWalkout but in all seriousness, you should make that a permanent break not a one-day thing.

There are other MMOs out there, and
I think at this point every single one is free, or free up to a certain level cap, so feel free to try a few and find one that gets its hooks in you.

If you're a Diablo junkie, you similarly have an absurd abundance of options. Path of Exile is basically the same game, and free.
If you're an RTS junkie, that's a much less active genre, but maybe try one of these? slant.co/topics/9373/~-…

If you need some sort of character-choice-based arena shooter, Team Fortress 2 never went anywhere and is still free. And if you specifically want a superhero theme you
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As a former Blizzard software engineer, I endured and witnessed sexual harassment, abuse, and discrimination in a toxic work environment. HR was not safe for victims.

That was 5 years ago. It's still Blizzard culture.

I demand for change alongside my peers. #ActiBlizzWalkout
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