Now this is a rewrite of something I just posted, a more structured piece and discussion.
So I see this a lot amongst females on twitch and their audience, which seem to mostly be boys, now when I say boys I do not mean the term of a Young Man, I mean the term of childish teenagers, although this could be also linked to adults, to not stereotype and to also say that it not aimed at all people, just what you seem to get more coverage than the actual ones who enjoy the content posted.
Now this is a very grey area, and trying not to upset someone can be difficult, which is why I am trying to aim it at what I feel is a more grown up crowd, I feel that here on tek, we are rather grown up and that we don't argue but discuss, although arguements have kicked off over points of view, more heated discussions.
So lets begin.
It would seem on social media, such as Twitch and Youtube, that females can easily become "Internet Famous", and gain a following easily, this can be split into two groups, the actual fans who enjoy the content, and the fans of fapping over the presenter, and we all know that famous people have these groups, its same with One Direction and young girls, some fancy the pants off them, some generally like what they call music, again all opinionated.
What strikes me is this, I have watched a few females streams to get a bit of backgrounds, and I have seen both sides in the chat, there are boys that are saying "Oh get ready, boobs" or something along them lines, while there are some people that watch the content and actually attempt to interact with the host in a honest and genuine way, not because they find their presenter attractive, which they may, but not to the extent that they would post something that one may find offensive.
Now I do not have a problem with girls and gaming, I heavily encourage it, I even attempt this with my girlfriend, they can provide some content that can be more enjoyable to watch than some males can, without a webcam, and sometimes seem to enjoy the game more than the males do, you will also find that girls who would not seem to play games, that are all into their make up and what ever else they do, also enjoy games, they maybe embarrassed to show that side because of the stereotyping that goes on, which I find to be bullshit, and possibly because males may feel threatened by their supposed dominance if they lost in a game, just as they would if they lost a fight with a female.
But back to my point, why would a girl expose her self in such a way, to put it, not expose as in be pure naked on camera, but have cleavage or something on display to attract viewers, it has happened, it used to be an issue with big videos on youtube, where a reply about nonsence would appear so they can leech off a persons success, is it money? fame? attention?
But also my question is this, Why should they feel that they have to do that? if their content is at all engaging, why should they need to display parts of their body? if they are actually any good at entertainment surely they could sustain and audience, and a lot can do easily, but it is these few that just do it for the attention from boys or maybe even other females.
Now I do not know if what I am trying to say will reach you in the same way I am trying to explain my self, so I will put it this way to try aid my post, I am not trying to insult or upset anyone by saying males are better than females or anything, because that is simply not true, females can and sometimes do, become better than males.
But it just seems that this stereotyping of women and gaming wont stop until women accept that it is okay to say they play games, and stop caring about looks and push their personality and presentation skills, that is what engage a loyal audience, not boobs, that just engages a boy to be even more childish and possibly upset someone.
But the same goes for boys, and I don't think that for ever side it will stop, because of hormones and for some, the desire to be wanted and to be in the lime light.
What are your thoughts?