Twitch Bans Use of Terms "Simp", "Incel", and "Virgin"

jarlo

Woodpecker
From the Verge:
Twitch will no longer allow streamers and commenters to go around calling one another “simps.” The term — a recent favorite in the Twitch community that nominally refers to men who seem desperate for a woman’s attention — will be banned when used as an insult under Twitch’s upcoming revamp of its harassment policy. “Incel” and “virgin” will be banned as insults, too, Twitch COO Sara Clemens said during a live-streamed town hall this afternoon.

The new policy, first spotted by esports consultant Rod Breslau, will go into effect on January 22nd. It also includes stricter rules around sexual harassment and seems to give Twitch more leeway to ban streamers and commenters who make offensive comments.

Twitch is also rejecting emotes that include “simp”

The policy overhaul comes after Twitch was inundated with reports of sexual harassment within its community and complaints that the company had ignored the issue for years. Twitch said in June that it was “committed to continuing our efforts to make Twitch a safer environment” and that a review of its hateful conduct and harassment policies was underway.

“Simp” is being banned under a portion of the revamped policy that prohibits derogatory statements about another person’s perceived sexual preferences. “And that does include negatively targeting another person with sexually focused terms,” Clemens said. Twitch is also “proactively denying” emotes that include all three of these terms as well.
 

bucky

Ostrich
Interesting. I guess thot is still allowed. I'm in a few FB groups with lots of people in their twenties and early thirties and the rancor between typical guys and girls that age is astounding. I like not having to lick a stamp and put a check in an envelope to pay bills anymore but I'm starting to think that overall the Internet has been a net negative.
 

Aizen

Kingfisher
Clever move by Twitch the Bezos. It basically normalizes simping in the land of the e-thots, effectively banning the label used to describe such cretinous males. What other term can we use for simps? Enablers, perhaps? Maybe "simp shaming" will become the new "fat shaming" in the coming years.
 

debeguiled

Peacock
Gold Member
What the hell does banning these word have to do with sexual harassment? This seems to be a major non sequitur. A bunch of females complain they are being harassed and that male steamers are grooming underage girls.

Their solution: Don't call Simps simps.

(My spellcheck is in on it. Keeps trying to change simp to Simpson.)
 
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