Wizards of the Coast Employees Walk Out
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In a shocking turn of events that we haven’t seen in a long time, an unknown number of Wizards of the Coast employees planned a walk-out today in response to an internal memo about the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
What’s Happening at Wizards?
A group of anonymous employees at Wizards of the Coast (WotC), the same people who make Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons, planned a public walk-out today, June 29th.
As per the Wizards for Justice Twitter account to represent this group, the reason for this is due to an internal memo from Wizard’s parent company, Hasbro. In this unreleased memo, Hasbro has delivered a tone-deaf message about abortion rights and bodily autonomy.
While we don’t have any evidence of this internal memo, Hasbro has not made any public comments about the recent Supreme Court ruling, during a time when a large number of companies are coming out to aid their workers who may need to now travel out of state to places where their rights are protected.
Why Does This Matter?
Abortion rights are human rights, and there is nothing else to say about it.
Wizards has been relatively progressive in the last few years, including more LGBTQ+ representation in their D&D and Magic IPs, even creating a new Secret Lair for Pride Month, where half of the proceeds go to The Trevor Project.
However, in the current political climate of the United States, hundreds of thousands of women have now lost fundamental rights to their bodily autonomy. The time to take a stance on the issue is now .
For a parent company that employs over 5000 people and two significant IPs that are both unilaterally enjoyed by all, it’s a terrible idea for the company to stay silent or not publicly support the employees who help foster and grow their brands.If you are interested in supporting those in need, we recommend checking out this website for more information.