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Girls on YouTube

You know something that is really annoying me lately: slimey YouTube comments. I posted a video, admittedly yes because I knew it would get attention because I'm a girl talking about Skyrim, wearing a vest top because that happened to be what I was wearing at the time and I've had really... objectifying comments. It's not even as if some of these comments are commenting on my looks, they're commenting on my body.

I don't even care if guys think when they see a girl in a low-cut top "ooh, boobs!" but they don't (usually) voice this in person, so why should they be allowed to do it on the internet? It annoys me greatly; imagine if I was two years younger and had done the same thing? It would put me in a very vulnerable situation, and it still does in a way. I want people to view my content because they like what comes out of my mouth, not because I'm female and film in casual clothing.

I've even had someone accuse me of angling my camera so my boobs are in shot. Now that is puppy-cock and should be erased from anyones mind. I should be allowed to put my camera where I want without having snide comments like that.

I admit that I knew that if I posted a video with "Skyrim" in the title and being female, I'd get attention - I'm not denying that. But I don't deserve to be portrayed as a mere object to be oggled at. It's grotesque.

You could argue to me that girls do this too, to guys. But if I a guy makes a video, say, topless then they're asking for comments about their body. They're presenting their body out in the world for the world to comment on. You then could argue that by wearing a low-cut top, girls are too and I could understand you if I was in my bra, or topless. But I'm not, I was wearing a vest on an evening... it wasn't revealing in my opinion, and to be honest I didn't even think about it.

By all means think these thoughts, and by all means compliment girls but don't, for goodness sake, be so slimey. Because that, my friend (or not), is just rude, disgusting and objectifying.

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  1. Speaking on the behalf of my gender first i would like to apologise- some people are plain sickening. I think some males forget there is a line on the internet between porn and ...not porn(lexical gap?) and therefore presume that "girl on internet wants to be a sex object". My understanding of the video in question was that it was a jibe at how video games are reserved for guys and hence the reaction has reinforced the stereotype. As for objectifying comments i would like to refer the maker to the rule of thirds which basically says anything in the bottom third doesn't matter. Its all well and good making a compliment but last time i checked "nice tits" was not a compliment.

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    1. It's not your fault at all! That's true - I think some people forgot it was a joke, and some people didn't really listen at all. Your last comment is also true, it's definitely not a compliment! :P

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