Change the name of Twitch​.​tv to something less offensive to the differently abled.

Change the name of Twitch​.​tv to something less offensive to the differently abled.

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Many people in recent years who suffer from ailments such as cerebral palsy, as I myself do, have experienced increased discrimination and bigotry by use of the ablest slur "Twitcher", which mocks our condition. This is known to be especially prevalent in online communities, namely those communities based around video games such as Discord, whereby attackers often make direct comparisons between our condition and Twitch.tv. 

In my day to day life outside of the internet I have personally had these very such things said to me by school children on public transport, such as, "her stream is dropping", "try turning off low latency", "she must have a bad connection" accompanied with the word "Twitcher" and snickering. 

This can be very upsetting for me as a 34 year old woman with cerebral palsy, especially when I'm out in public, and I'm not the only one to have experiences nearly identical to this, I have spoken to many in my community worldwide who have experienced this exact same thing. 

This "Twitcher culture" that has been emerging I believed could be helped a lot if Twitch.tv changed the name of their website to something much less inflammatory to people who suffer from incontrollable spasms such as myself, and we would also appreciate it greatly if Twitch could release a statement vilifying these actions performed by members of its community in order to stop this issue from becoming bigger and more harmful than it already is. 

Thank you,

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