Women empowerment in the live camming industry



IMLIVE Social Scientist explains through Captain Marvel movie how to succeed as a camgirl by setting your emotions free

Yon-Rogg: “Can you keep your emotions in check long enough to take me on?
Or will they get the better of you as always?”

Carol Danvers/ Veirs: “I don't have to prove anything to you"

MARVEL, CAPTAIN.

Competition nowadays leads to the necessity of men and women to prove themselves all the time in order to be regarded as successful in personal and professional terms. When it comes to women, unfortunately, this is even more evident. The exposure of their emotions is one the first things people often criticize, seeing them as an impediment to thrive. However, what does not reach the eyes is the relationship of emotions and the development of talents that lay dormant in so many people but seem impossible to reach. In contrast, our desire to live should be greater than to survive. In addition, to be alive implies to be able to set your emotions free.

In this article, we will discuss how a camgirl can live by choice - not by chance - setting her emotions free, and how the mainstream is stimulating the same behavior, as a social trend, through the hero Captain Marvel.

How does this take place?
Do you recall the days you were a young girl and you thought you could go anywhere, just as long as you really tried hard? No? I do. There is still a lot to do, but neglecting your potential shouldn’t be a choice. That’s why we should consider what it takes to be able to notice what we are good at. This is no easy task, especially in our competitive society, that tries to teach us - men and women - how to succeed, but doesn’t teach anyone about the value of being in touch with our emotions in order to find out our individual talents instead of simply follow the flow, being passive and docile. The bright side is that few notice that is not possible to succeed in a healthy way without reflecting and getting in touch with your inner self and emotions.

Why setting your emotions free is related to the discovery of your talents?
First, it must be understood that we are not talking about material accomplishments, they are important, but this goes beyond that, it is about happiness. In addition, Greek philosophers - such as Aristotle - spoke about finding a purpose in life. In other words, something to live and die for.

Now let’s imagine that we are at point “A” and want to reach a goal at point “C”. There is no way around point B if we consider that we are talking about our minds and our limits. Freud mentions that the obstacles, point “B”, are our “primitive emotions” (rage, anger, fear, sadness, etc.) that must be sublimed in order to find out the individual talent. This is empowerment.

Empowerment = girl power?!
At this day and age, female characters that have strong roles have started to be presented as more than only the hero’s prize... they are the heroes!

Captain Marvel is a great example of this phenomenon.

Since the beginning of the movie, her team diminishes her saying that her emotional side is dragging her down and she must learn how to ignore it in order to succeed:

* “There’s nothing more dangerous to a warrior than emotion”,
* “Don’t let your emotions affect your judgment”,
* “You have come a long way, but you are not as strong as you think you are”,
* “What has been given to you can be taken away”.

However, one of the most exciting and dramatic moments of the movie is when she faces all of her team and this insistence to control her emotions by saying: “What happens when I’m finally set free?”

That’s when she manages to release all of her power finding her real talents. Such climax is not very different from what women and other minorities have to face when they are limited by others of reaching their potential. At this moment of the discussion, let me clarify that “minority” is a concept defined by social science as a cultural, ethnical, or racial group that coexists with, but is subordinate to a more dominant group, regardless of the population amount.

My personal account is that I was judged my entire life for being emotional - probably just like so many other women -, and just like Captain Marvel, I had been told too many times: "You are doing great, but you are not ready. You will be ready on the day you have learned to control your emotions, rather than being controlled by them.”

Every time a person questioned me about it, I tried to explain I would never be "ready" from this perspective because if my rational side started controlling my emotional side, I would no longer be guided by any purpose (which is emotional). Therefore, I would not be so involved and dedicated in my activity, which means that instead of "great", I would be only "ordinary". In other words, if I am not ready now, because of my emotions, I never would be. They are the most crucial element of my personality.

Applying this philosophy to the Live Cam Industry, when I decided to start camming, and live this choice as LiviaChoice, so many said I would never succeed, because I was too emotional. They said this is a kind of job that requires coldness due to over exposure, cyberbullying, objectification, competition; and I would never find a way to deal with all of this without hurting myself.

The fact is, despite many ads in the Live Cam Industry showing associates camming with glamour, wealth, in a world of exaggerated consumerism that can only be achieved through stereotyped models (a same aesthetic pattern applied to all) with robotic behaviors (teasing for free when clearly no one is willing to do that), there is a webcam platform where emotions are not only accepted, but essential for a model's success. That platform? ImLive.

ImLive supports the following:

* Prevention of exposition of image on search engines;
* Zero tolerance to cyberbullying;
* Better filtering of members;
* Diversity of models' pattern;
* No scripts to be followed;
* No nudity allowed in FLC;
* No free teasing stimulated for the models;
* Private mode as an option for all models, instead of only FLC;
* Direct contact with the representatives;
* Personal and motivational support 24/7;
* nteractive forum.

Thus, the more emotion (real person), a model shares with their members, the deeper the connection, and the more she will succeed on Imlive.
That's how I worked for 8 years on the platform as a camgirl: completely free, with autonomy and spontaneity, and at the same time, counting on the care and attention of the team, who affectionately refer to me as "latina explosiva".

Be a superhero camgirl, find yourself!
You can be a powerful woman or a pet, it’s your call. Be free to take up any role, but keep in mind that the need to interact is the real reason men seek camgirls and not porn sites, and so many of them like strong women. Taking all of this into account, ImLive was the first cam site to position themselves in favor of the model’s quality of life and provides tools that instead of controlling models behavior are focused on the empowerment of women online. Thus, models can discover their true potential with no need to play a character to anyone (members, other models, representatives): their well-being will be the main reason behind their success.

Finally, models and members are part of society and every social behavior reflects on both parts. Female empowerment is a trend, it is already found everywhere and we expect it is here to stay. Modern life leads to isolation and it can be very hard for a busy person to find another one to relieve the tensions that build up as a result of this lifestyle. Members find support in the camgirls and these are kept safe and busy aboard ImLive. Just like Captain Marvel, you don’t have to prove anything to others, just to yourself!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Priscila Magossi (http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?id=K4262106A3&idiomaExibicao=2) is a journalist (Mackenzie-SP/Brazil, 2002-2005), with a master’s degree (2006-2008) and a Ph.D. (2010-2014) in communication and semiotics (PUC-SP/Brazil). Since she has started her journey in the communication field, she has been studying the impacts of the mass media and the cyberculture in the post-modern society, focusing primarily on the social bonds dynamics.

Regarding her main activities in the camming industry, Magossi is the author of the “New Camming Perspective" (http://www.newcammingperspective.com): a way to understand premium cam sites based on social sciences studies and centered on the main concepts of (1) building connections between models and members through (2) the social aspect of camming - instead of reducing it to the sexual aspect.

Recently, ImLive.com has officially positioned itself as the first webcam platform in the camming market concerned with the models’ quality of life, which has led Magossi to join the team. The intention of this strategic colaboration is to unite forces in order to increase both income and well-being in the Industry through the application of her most recent studies about models' emotional needs and camming mental health based on socio-cultural contextualization and precise concepts' description.

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Comments (2)

  • TOPMODEL18
    TOPMODEL18

    When women learn how to make money without nudity they will empower themselves.

    June 23, 2019 - 13:41
  • MitziBee
    MitziBee

    *When making money with nudity isn't a taboo thing that we have to protect our real identities from, we will feel hella empowered. There's nothing but shame in this industry. Smiley (notme)

    June 23, 2019 - 14:34

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