The streaming platform Twitch reverted to the conventional spelling for “women” after it was posted on social media hailing “Womxn History Month” – avoiding any “gender binary language” – which has become turned against criticism from all sides.
Although the company took to Twitter on Monday to let users know that “March is Womxn History Month,” using an alternate style of “women” In an effort to include non-binary gender identities, he made a brutal about-face a few hours later, announcing he would revert to standard spelling.
“While we originally wanted to use a word that recognizes the shortcomings of gender binary language, after hearing directly from you, including members of the LGBTQIA + community on Twitch, we will use the spelling ‘women’ in the future” the platform said in a tweet, adding that the company was “still to learn.”
We want to assure you that we have and will continue to work with the LGBTQIA + community. We are still learning. Our good intentions don’t always equate to a positive impact, but we are committed to developing from those experiences, doing better, and making sure we are inclusive for all.
It’s unclear what prompted the sudden overthrow, but the company’s initial post, now deleted, quickly sparked backlash, including from those who identified as transgender. Some have argued that few refer to themselves as “Womxn” and that the term is rather “Most trans women feel impaired” rather than included.
Owen reacts to a clip from a Netflix show featuring teens arguing over race.
“No one who is a woman wants to be called a woman, just like no Latino wants to be called Latinx. White liberals know what’s best for us, “ wrote trans YouTuber Blaire White, referring to yet another attempt to de-genderize the words “Latino”and “Latina” favored by many American progressives.
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