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    パッションリップ commented  · 

    Haven't seen the article, but it's not a tag.

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    There is a "man" tag actually, but I agree that it sends the wrong message to not have "heterosexual" and "male" tags. If anything it feels like it sends the message that white and heterosexual are "default" states against which all other demographics are defined, which promotes heteronormativity and "whitenormativity."

    Also note that there is no "safe space" tag like you reference. The entire platform is meant to be a safe space.

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    There is also no "heterosexual" tag, presumably for the same reason there is no "White" tag. As others here have said, if anything it feels like it sends the message that white and heterosexual are "default" states against which all other demographics are defined, which promotes heteronormativity and "whitenormativity," rather than uplifting minority voices and increasing representation as it was intended. I know that the idea is to combat systemic oppression, but by not having these options I think it might feel to some people like you are 1) making white/hetero the "default" and 2) inciting racial/sexuality division by treating different groups differently.

    The fact that "man" is a category further complicates the message as I'm sure most viewers who are in favor of this White and heterosexual social invisibility would also be of the opinion that "man" should not be a category for the same reasons. If Twitch is adamant that "heterosexual" and "White" should not be categories (which I think is a huge mistake and as a decision will age poorly), then I think the "man" category should be removed too as many feminists will interpret this as a subtle way of saying "POC and queer people are oppressed but women aren't." The way you are doing it, with a foot on both sides of the line, feels more like a loss for both sides of identity politics than a compromise.

    I assume "man" is here so that transgender/androgynous streamers can use the tag and avoid being misgendered, but I think the masculine tag can fulfill that role either way if that is the concern.

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