The female Twitch experience

Generally unimpressed.

Twitch is one of the most popular gaming streaming sites currently on the web with around 15 million daily viewers in 2018. It can be speculated that depending on your gender, your experience as a Twitch streamer can be very different. Along with Twitch’s growing popularity has come an emerging community which dubs select female streamers as ‘boobie streamers’. This name is tied to the perception that a female streamer who dresses in low cut, or tight clothing (or in some cases even t shirts and hoodies) is doing so in a bid to attract more viewers, subscribers and money. The notion that female gamers use their bodies to attract viewers may be true in some cases, although many female streamers refute this strongly.

Screen Shot 2019-08-11 at 5.13.35 pm.pngPhoto: Example of the objectification of women on Twitch within the media.

Select female streamers admit to using clothing as a method to attract more viewers…

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