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Yogscast under fire for not featuring their female creators in latest product

Yogscast under fire for not featuring their female creators in latest product

Media collective The Yogscast is under fire over one of their recent pieces of merchandise.

The company released a set of playing cards last night, all featuring creators from The Yogscast.

However, not one card featured a female member of the collective.

Fans took to Twitter to complain about the decision, as did some female creators of the group.

Yogscast streamer Radderss pointed out that "quite a portion of the Yogs these days" are women, and should have been included.

Another female Yogs member, Zoey Proasheck, simply said: "where the women at.".

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Of course, this decision contributes to a larger conversation about the underlying yet everpresent sexism in games. While the decision to not include any female creators could have been unintentional, it still represents a exclusionary attitude we should be moving away from.

In a climate where sexism is still rampant after a recent dive in to sexist culture at Riot Games, as well as conversation surrounding Ninja's choice to not stream with women, it's almost impossible to address when the right bodies don't lead by example.

We've reached out to The Yogscast for comment. 

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Danielle Partis is editor of PocketGamer.biz and former editor of InfluencerUpdate.biz. She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.

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