Oxfam withdraws Wonder Woman Bingo from sale following concerns from transgender and non-binary employees
Oxfam has withdrawn a bingo game that features “inspirational women” after concerns were raised by transgender and non-binary colleagues.
Oxfam would not confirm what specific concerns employees had raised with the charity.
However, the game – which was first published in August last year – refers to actor Elliot Page by his birth name. Page, known for his roles in hit films Juno and Inception, came out as transgender in December of 2020.
Oxfam said in a statement: “We took the decision to remove the game from sale following concerns raised by trans and non-binary colleagues who told us that it didn’t live up to our commitment to respect people of all genders. “The product had been recently added to our range to address supply difficulties.”
Wonder Woman Bingo contains illustrated cards of 48 women from around the world – including Greta Thunberg, Amelia Earheart, and Serena Williams.
It also features writers JK Rowling and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who have both been criticised for comments on transgender people.
Last year the Harry Potter author posted a series of tweets that described hormones and surgery for transgender people as a “new kind of conversion therapy”.
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