Players in World of Warcraft staged an in-game protest following allegations of sexual discrimination by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing at Activision Blizzard. The protest, organized by the role-playing guild Fence Macabre, is seeing players apply to Oribos’ social hub to protest Activision Blizzard over allegations the company has promoted a “culture” make friends and brothers”.
The sit-in protest, as reported by Polygon Earlier today, players flocked to Oribos’ social hub on the Wyrmrest Accord to protest against the MMO developer following the allegations. According to Polygon’s Cass Marshall, protesters used the opportunity to vent their frustrations with Blizzard employees, or simply to say goodbye to fellow impersonators as they left. World of Warcraft to oppose the company.
As part of the protest, Fence Macabre is raising money for Black Girls Code, a nonprofit that teaches girls ages 7-17 how to code. You can Donate here, so far, the RP guild has raised just over 3 thousand dollars.
Fence Macabre encourages all sub-locked players to join us on Thursday, July 22 at 9am PST at Idyllia Steps, Oribos. Anchor Alliance: Vicaire-WyrmrestAccordHorde anchor: Loira-WyrmrestAccord Fundraising campaign: https://t.co/uRVkYZUcSY pic.twitter.com/bl8IaLXVXh
– Fence Macabre Caravan (@fencemacabre) July 22, 2021
Speaking to Polygon, Hinahina Gray, a deputy of role-playing, many of whom they spoke to was “undecided” about whether they would stick with OH after the lawsuit.
“Hinahina Gray, a Fence Macabre deputy and an authentic reader who provides a Native Hawaiian perspective to the media, spoke to Polygon about the protest.” Some of those who have joined us are still undecided, debating leaving the community they have managed,” she wrote in a Discord announcement. “It’s never been an easy decision to make. leaving such a huge emotional investment behind. Most people here have canceled their subscriptions. We wanted to do a demonstration in the game because it would allow people from all over to sit and join us. Since we still have game time, we can also try to do something about it. “
NS litigation Questions were filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, though reports didn’t begin to trickle down until Wednesday night. The lawsuit, filed by the State of California, alleges that Activision Blizzard fostered a “brother and brother-in-law culture” that discriminated and harassed female employees. For its part, Activision Blizzard has denied the allegations as well as taking issue with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing investigation in a statement as the news broke last night.
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