So, this is for all my eve followers who know about the reddit leaks and drama from this weekend. I'm at a convention, so I haven't had time to catch up with it fully, but I did want to say something that's really bothering me.
It's completely ridiculous that so many people in this community ( a vocal minority to be fair) think it's acceptable to insult female streamers for the simple sake of their sex.
No I am not the "next mintchip". I'm a streamer, a model, a human being, and my name is crasskitty, not mintchip. Yes, I have provocative photos on the internet. Yes, I did modeling and took beautiful, great photos that I'm proud of. I'm proud of my body- I have no reason to feel ashamed for these actions.
Yes I have an amazon wishlist. Yes, I accept donations. In case you missed the memo, I'm a full time streamer, which means this is my sole income. If people want to buy me gifts, or click the donate button, that's perfectly acceptable and encouraged. Not because I'm a scheming whore who uses her feminine wiles to manipulate men into giving me stuff. But because this is my job.
Funny enough none of you seem to have an issue with any male streamers doing these things, but because I'm a woman I'm instantly classed in many minds as the next mintchip, and that's frankly the stupidest thing I've ever heard.
So fucking what if I do these things? It's my stream, my corner of the Internet and I can do whatever I please there.( within twitch tos)
I guess I'm posting this rant because it's really bothered me that a lot of you can't recognize me as an individual. You don't hear me saying all eve players are sexist pigs based on a few people's actions, so why would you instantly class me as someone else simply because of my sex?
Not sure where I was going with this. But I felt I really needed to say it. I am crasskitty. I am perverted, Crass, sexual, and fucking proud of who I am. And therected are so many of you in the eve community who have taken me in with open arms and I've loved it.
But the few of you who think you can bully me off the Internet like you did to mintchip have another thing coming. I've been streaming for two years. This is my dream come true, and nothing is going to take that away from me. The death threats, the harassment, all of it isn't going to take me away from eve or streaming.
Not when I've created an amazing community that I love and support, not when I get to wake up everyday and realize that I love my job. So thank you to everyone that's welcomed me in, and fuck you to all the people who can't see me as an individual.
I'm here to stay. You aren't getting rid of me.