I just launched a new sexy YouTube crusade called #SAVETHEBOOBS.
I'm collecting signatures on Change.org to persuade YouTube to create an ad system for age-restricted content.
Here's a DailyDot article from yesterday about the cause:
Currently, if a video gets flagged on YouTube and is determined to contain mature and/or suggestive content (not porn; think: adult humour), the video loses its ads, its search ranking and requires users 18 years of age or older to sign in to view it. This hurts video producers because they lose out on their ability to generate revenue, despite demand for their content or how much time and money was invested into its creation.
Also, I found that that age-restriction happens disproportionately to female creators and that some creators get away with profiting from sexy content that others would be demonetized for. For example, a male comedian can interview Jordan Carver, have her make a coffee by pulling ingredients from her large bust and still run ads: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r274hyCghY, whereas Jenna Marbles comically discusses what girls think about during sex and suffers an age-restriction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xxkE30elDk.
Therefore, I want YouTube to create a system where advertisers can choose to opt-in to run ads against videos that have been age-restricted. It would end the double standard of some creators being able to run ads against suggestive content with impunity and it would also allow women to dress sexy and discuss or joke about sex without fearing that their ads may be taken away by flagging.
Please sign my petition and #SAVETHEBOOBS on YouTube: