Welcome to #Cammunity Chatter, an occasional roundup of some of the best and sassiest social media statements that speak.
I’m sure you’re all still recovering from Wednesday’s YNOT Cam awards. Let me help you emerge back into the real world — or, at the very least, the social media world — by perusing some of the best tweets recently published by your cute colleagues.
Take a shot… a flu shot
Lux Alptraum would appreciate it if all of you would go out and get your flu shot already.
YOU: I just don't believe in flu shots
ME: So you believe in killing my immunocompromised loved ones, got it
— Beverly Crusher's Ghost Boyfriend (@LuxAlptraum) October 21, 2018
We hear you, Lux. Getting this simple shot can help protect the people around you. Also, don’t forget how many people and germs you come into contact with while on the road. Yuck!
Play it safe, and get the shot. Your and your friends’ travel-tired immune systems will thank you.
No more unwanted dick pics, please and thank you
It never gets old when someone takes down a fool for sending an unsolicited dick pic. Ginger Banks offers a wonderful PSA — thanks Ginger!
If we were having a conversation in person, and you just whipped out your dick you’d go to jail. Why do you think it is ok to do online? Quit sending me unsolicited dick pictures. When you do, you immediately put yourself into the category of people who I would never fuck. pic.twitter.com/YNcbYjSlwW
— Ginger Banks (@gingerbanks1) October 20, 2018
Y’all need help
When Riley Reyes thinks we — society and her followers — need help, all of us should most likely listen.
That's it, I'm starting an advice column. Y'all need help. Ask me anything. I will vlog the answers pic.twitter.com/0heADhYOpO
— Riley Reyes (@RileyReyXXX) October 19, 2018
That’s right, Riley Reyes is starting an advice column. We cannot wait to hear what she has to say.
The daily grind
Sophia St. James is working really hard. Like, really hard.
I am knee deep in school. I love it. I can't wait to reach my goals. I study all night and sleep during the day. Trying to work in filming, but it's hard. I am taking 16 credits. Phew! But it'll be worth it!
Support me. Buy my videos. Call me. Gift me. My links are in bio.
— 🦄Sweet♀Femme♀Goddess🦄 (@SophiaStJames) October 19, 2018
Ugh. I remember what 16 credit hours feels like, and it’s no joke! But you definitely have this, Sophia. Keep it up!
Selective support isn’t support
And finally, Sydney Leathers points out that Amy Schumer’s support for women is highly selective.
In case you are unfamiliar with Schumer’s history of sex worker haterade, back in June, protesters called for a boycott of celebrities who lobbied for SESTA/FOSTA legislation, including Ms. Amy. Schumer was called out specifically for her exploitation of sex work as a comedic narrative and trivialization of sex work overall, as well as her support of SESTA/FOSTA.
And further, consider her “comedy” — in a 2015 “Inside Amy Schumer” sketch, Schumer’s character aims to impress her men co-workers by “being cool” with stereotypical “boys’ club” activities, which range from conventional (going out after work) to criminal (covering up a stripper’s murder). The sketch may allegedly be intended to draw attention to gender pay inequality, but some sex workers maintain that Schumer is perpetuating stigma. Schumer also engages problematic narratives and tropes about sex work for the sake of lowbrow punch lines in her performances.
Thus Sydney Leathers says:
I find it a bit ironic that @amyschumer feels comfortable talking about violence against women considering she supported FOSTA/SESTA which pushed many sex workers back onto the streets & into danger. https://t.co/nb1LZGjEXp
— Sydney Leathers (@sydneyelainexo) October 21, 2018
We at YNOT Cam appreciate Leathers’ efforts to remind us of who we’re dealing with when we’re “dealing with” Amy Schumer. We also hope that Schumer will take this opportunity — or, any opportunity — to learn about the dangers sex workers face every day and the very real impact her casual “comedic” sentiments can have on people’s lives.