Twitch - “you're not really one of us”.


Summer Wyatt-Buchan

Excuse me. What?

June 14, 2021

Racism. Sexism. Discrimination. 

Sadly , a standard of modern day life and within the corporate world it is no different. For Twitch especially, such discrimination is a theme in the work environment at the company's headquarters. It is unacceptable and we will not stand for it. For a company who's slogan is “You're already one of us”, the irony is too much. WTF is going on. 

In 2020 employees at Twitch called the company out for both racism and sexism. Staff members stated that there were many forms of abuse that took place as well as harassment claims. The harassment wasn't only in the workplace. Even male employees who worked at Twitch would call female streamers on the platform "boob streamers".

U N A C C E P T A B L E. 

It is not surprising to hear the prejudices occurring within both the streaming and tech industry. It is both upsetting and infuriating. How do we still live in a world where this is okay? Twitch must hold itself accountable for these issues and develop strategies to change the company's environment to be an inclusive space for all. 

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