- Jun 18, 2005
"Frat boy" culture alleged in Activision Blizzard victimized men as well
Shortly after the news first broke, one male former Blizzard developer shared on Twitter that he had experienced sexual harassment from other men at the company (we have not recieved explicit permission to embed the Tweets prior to posting and so have have included them). This developer said the harassment included unwanted should rubbing, sex proposals, and conversations about sex acts in front of colleagues who stayed silent.
According to one former Blizzard developer, Cher Scarlett, the company’s “frat boy” culture also included senior managers engaging in “games” that involved groping male colleagues’ genitals. One of them was called “gay chicken” where “the first man to grab the others’ junk won,” they told Kotaku. They said they knew of at least three men who reported Blizzard to the DFEH, in part leading to the legal complaint for sexual assault and harassment.