Apects for discussion
I must say I agree with Jessica on the confusion part of the text. And I would like to follow-up on that during the discussion.
How I read the text personally is that it’s about control and who is in control of the situation. It can either be male gazing spectators (exploiters) or women who take control of their webcams and try to teach men right behaviour. For me this doesn’t sound right. I mean it is then still about the gaze – and I question the whole concept of the gaze – perhaps it’s a disease and is it then more right for women to take advantage of it than for men? (That’s how I read the gaze in this article)
Some of the other arguments are also confusing for example White gives an example through Ali (2002) who: “states that here webcam site is as an ‘opportunity for me to work on my html skills’” and she “enjoys designing the site and coming up with more features more than I do having the cam. The cam is just a way to get people to come to the site” (p 17)
I personally wonder why Ali needs a webcam to get people interested in here design – for me that would have be a unnatural thing to do. (I don’t need a webcam to practice my Html skills)