This is a difficult conversation about the content of the lawsuit brought against Activision/Blizzard, and their response so far.
It’s emotional, it’s potentially triggering, but it’s a discussion we feel we MUST still have (unfortunately) over and over again.
As promised, here are links to a lot of the content we referred to in our talk:
The Lawsuit: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/aug/08/activision-blizzard-lawsuit-women-sexual-harassment
Contract based employment: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-27/video-game-contractors-receive-poor-treatment-and-low-salary-as-business-booms
This is an episode we did in april of 2019. We talked a lot about how we thought the state of streaming and podcasting for women had gotten better…women getting seen as “real” gamers and becoming less objectified. Too bad the actual development industry didn’t keep up!
The Instance Episode with Jules Scott: https://www.frogpants.com/blog/the-instance-suplimental-scott-and-jules
“No Way Home” Merchandise by Scott Johnson/Frogpants: https://www.frogpants.com/store
The Actual Lawsuit: YJw (aboutblaw.com)
Creators’ POV: https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2021/08/09/activision-blizzard-asmongold-content-creators/
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