Women empowerment in the live camming industry



Priscila Magossi from NEW CAMMING PERSPECTIVE 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 following the flow, being passive and docile. Something to notice is that it is not really 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’s talents. 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 should 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.”

Applying this philosophy to the Live Cam Industry, so many said I would never succeed in this business, because I was too emotional and I would never find a way to do it without hurting myself. They said this is a kind of job that requires coldness as an essential requirement, for both the performers and for the Execs:

* The performers are faced with over exposure, cyberbullying, objectification and competition among them.
* The Execs have to use flattery with their bosses and usually end up suffering from this oppression in silence, as well as the pressure they are under to increase the platform earnings.

In either of these roles, there is no financial security because the models’ traffic is very unstable, and the Exec contracts are many times related to sales commissions and when there is a salary, it could still be cut at any moment, depending on the results that have been achieved.

Thus, I have heard this so many times during the last 9 years in this Industry:

- Keep calm and drink tea, not alcohol!
- Be rational, follow the flow!
- Pay homage to the oppressors, they are the ones who make the rules!
- Keep up the business level and keep your emotions in check!

However, what did I do?
I cried, I screamed, I exploded, I got drunk, I exposed the oppressors. The consequence of my rebellion is the NEW CAMMING PERSPECTIVE, the comprehension that:

* cam girls are people, not numbers in a list;
* rules must acknowledge that emotions are part of being human and they can affect workflow,
* camming is not porn,
* premium and freemium camsites are completely different (performers, traffic, business strategies);
* most importantly: human rights matter.

I have always been inquired about my tears and shouts. These emotional signs show that the NEW CAMMING PERSPECTIVE is not just a job to me, but a purpose of life (which is always emotional). Finding a meaning for life requires (1) setting emotions free, (2) in order to find something that is worth fighting for, (3) figuring out ones true potential.

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. So, do not be afraid to discover who you are and how you can take advantage of your personality setting your emotions free!

Finally, models and members are part of society and every social behavior reflects on both parts. Female empowerment is a trend, it is already seen 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, who don’t have to prove anything to anyone else - just like Captain Marvel.

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 formal study about camming that also looks into the porn industry, the mainstream media, and social behavior in order to draw conclusions. Thus, the goal of this project is to maximize profit, retain return customers, offer better working conditions and female empowerment.

This new approach for understanding camming is centered on the main concepts of (1) Building Connections between models and members through the (2) Social Aspect of Camming, which is only possible to be developed when in touch with access to the (3) Social Traffic.

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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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