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This is disturbing: Harassment of female streamers on Twitch
Posted by: lost in space
Date: July 20, 2021 09:39AM
I found his Huff Post so disturbing. As sick as some of the stuff mentioned in the article is, I can't imagine what else is out there. Is this on the upswing? Or has it gotten worse? Worse because of the anonymity of the internet? The pandemic?



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Re: This is disturbing: Harassment of female streamers on Twitch
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 20, 2021 01:06PM
Is this on the upswing? Or has it gotten worse? Worse because of the anonymity of the internet? The pandemic?


I have no answer for any of that, but anywhere one can find any number of females, there is no shortage of harassment of them, especially if they're competing with males.

And competing 'with' is all too often seen as a threat, ie competing against.





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Re: This is disturbing: Harassment of female streamers on Twitch
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 20, 2021 01:11PM
Definitely not surprising. Everything is becoming a dungeon it seems.

I've heard of Twitch but I didn't really know what it was til this story. We put more demand on our dogs to be properly socialized.
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Re: This is disturbing: Harassment of female streamers on Twitch
Posted by: mattkime
Date: July 20, 2021 02:08PM
Like so many things, disappointing but not surprising.

I suspect its gotten worse over the past few years due to the availability of tooling to make fake porn.



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Re: This is disturbing: Harassment of female streamers on Twitch
Posted by: kj
Date: July 20, 2021 03:22PM
Spending time with my daughter has been illuminating. I can't believe what she has to put up with. No doubt there has always been poor behavior, but there is no way it was this overt and widespread when I was younger. It's not just online either. Not at all.
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Re: This is disturbing: Harassment of female streamers on Twitch
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 20, 2021 08:44PM
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kj
Spending time with my daughter has been illuminating. I can't believe what she has to put up with. No doubt there has always been poor behavior, but there is no way it was this overt and widespread when I was younger. It's not just online either. Not at all.

Parents taught their sons to be respectful back then. Times have changed.



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Re: This is disturbing: Harassment of female streamers on Twitch
Posted by: mattkime
Date: July 20, 2021 09:53PM
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Racer X
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kj
Spending time with my daughter has been illuminating. I can't believe what she has to put up with. No doubt there has always been poor behavior, but there is no way it was this overt and widespread when I was younger. It's not just online either. Not at all.

Parents taught their sons to be respectful back then. Times have changed.


...I suspect there's not enough women in this conversation. They might have a different take.



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Re: This is disturbing: Harassment of female streamers on Twitch
Posted by: JoeH
Date: July 20, 2021 11:11PM
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Racer X
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kj
Spending time with my daughter has been illuminating. I can't believe what she has to put up with. No doubt there has always been poor behavior, but there is no way it was this overt and widespread when I was younger. It's not just online either. Not at all.

Parents taught their sons to be respectful back then. Times have changed.

Not all that true. Some of the worst offenders I have run into were taught "back then".
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Re: This is disturbing: Harassment of female streamers on Twitch
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 20, 2021 11:58PM
Oh sure, I would say it was more polar back then. Either end of the spectrum. Now we have indifference and all the "colors" of behavior in between.



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Re: This is disturbing: Harassment of female streamers on Twitch
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: July 22, 2021 12:39AM
A sad story indeed.

I notice the Huffington Post article seems to have neglected to mention the numerous Twitch streamers who use Twitch as a training ground for OnlyFans and actively pander to and encourage the type of sexualization serious Twitch streamers find so creepy and distasteful. This type of streamer is commonly referred to as a "Twitch Thot".

Here's a list of the top 12 Twitch Thots of 2021, and what they're famous for-

[bestreamer.com]

If Twitch itself was concerned about it's own reputation or about the safety and well-being of serious female streamers it would ban the streamers whose main attraction is real-time soft-core pornography and not gaming, but they won't because their viewership numbers would take a considerable hit if they did.



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Re: This is disturbing: Harassment of female streamers on Twitch
Posted by: kj
Date: July 22, 2021 01:17AM
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A sad story indeed.

I notice the Huffington Post article seems to have neglected to mention the numerous Twitch streamers who use Twitch as a training ground for OnlyFans and actively pander to and encourage the type of sexualization serious Twitch streamers find so creepy and distasteful. This type of streamer is commonly referred to as a "Twitch Thot".

Here's a list of the top 12 Twitch Thots of 2021, and what they're famous for-

[bestreamer.com]

If Twitch itself was concerned about it's own reputation or about the safety and well-being of serious female streamers it would ban the streamers whose main attraction is real-time soft-core pornography and not gaming, but they won't because their viewership numbers would take a considerable hit if they did.

Why do you think the Huff Post overlooks that?
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Re: This is disturbing: Harassment of female streamers on Twitch
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: July 22, 2021 05:05AM
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Like so many things, disappointing but not surprising.

I suspect its gotten worse over the past few years due to the availability of tooling to make fake porn.

None of this is particularly new. More iterations and evolution of past behaviors with means of dissemination expanding with the times.

What used to be known as ‘celebrity fakes’ have been around a good thirty or forty years at least. It is true the tools have upped the number of contributors, but the audience has been around for generations.

It’s a thorny issue with some very tough angles to attack; eg it’s more a matter of will than technical skill now days to defeat a ban on a site at least temporarily.

One factor that I suspect may not be getting addressed enough is that the number of younger users accessing these sites is particularly large. Many more immature and just ignorant users starting early and developing antisocial behaviors they carry with them than in the past.



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