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Two streamers, Kacey “Kaceytron” Kaviness and Isabella “Izzybear713” O’Hammon, are hosting the day, partially devoted to reclaiming the word “slut.”
“The idea of #SlutStreamDay is to empower women to be themselves,” Kaviness and O’Hammon wrote in a joint statement on Twitter. “We want to draw attention to the harassment and massive shaming streamers face and fight against it.”
Slut stream day is being held in conjunction with World Day Against Trafficking in order to raise funds for Freedom 4/24, a nonprofit working against sexual exploitation and trafficking.
With over 500,000 followers on Twitch, Kaviness is known for satirically calling herself the “titty streamer” in response to the stereotype that female streamers only wear revealing clothing to get clicks online.
“We want any and all streamers who stand against the constant harassment and slut shaming of women to stream dressed in ways that make them feel comfortable and raise money for a good cause,” Kaviness and O’Hammon wrote.
The streamers are already garnering support, along with the expected, yet ironic, harassment for slut stream day.
Hell mf yes, slut on the haters 🔥🔥🔥— O'Long Johnson (@Forever_Evil_X) July 14, 2019
NICE MEME, you're one of the biggest twitch thot i've never known. pic.twitter.com/Ud76hyc30m— Göta (@GotaOW) July 13, 2019
Wow this is so awesome as a streamer I get some hate on how I look and sometimes it does hurt my feelings. Good luck on your stream and raising money for a good cause 💜💜— Lady_Licious (@Lady_Licious_xo) July 29, 2019
Reclaiming words men to shame and degrade women is necessary in changing the stigma that hurts all women, definetly the women we want to help. Dont let men set your standards.— Isabella O'Hammon (Izzybear713) (@Bellaj0713) July 13, 2019
Lmao, drawing in the people you’re protesting against by ensuring they know you’re going to be provocative, again I say...... pic.twitter.com/aVZ1Zwk4G3— StvnGamer (@GamerStvn) July 14, 2019
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Caitlin Davis is an editorial intern for the Daily Dot studying journalism and Arabic at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work has appeared in the Daily Texan and the Austin Chronicle.