Men On The Internet
How This Project Began
I’ve been making YouTube videos since I was 17 and I have existed semi-publicly on the internet since I was a kid.
When I was as young as 12, men were attempting to solicit sexual photos from me.
When I was 14, a man I didn’t know sent me two pairs of spandex shorts and a spandex sports bra and then got angry when I wouldn’t send him a photo of me wearing them.
When I began making YouTube videos in 2010, the comments were primarily fine. In 2011, I was featured on Michael Buckley’s “Buck Factor” YouTube channel and instantly jumped to over 1,000 subscribers. Comments continued to be mostly positive, but then occasional terrible comment would seep through.
When I switched from “themunchkym” to “munchkym” and began making videos about Uber and Lyft, my audience drastically changed from primarily underage female viewers to primarily male viewers in their 20s and 30s. And the comments changed with them. One of the first comments about my lip ring I will never forget. A man who had never interacted with my channel before told me that he wanted to rip the lip ring out of my face. A violent threat simply because I chose to have a piece of jewelry he didn’t like.
The majority of the comments on my channel are positive, but some of the comments from men are.... interesting. So I started documenting them.
This page is years of photos collected and organized into frequently commented sections. Hot topics include my hair, how fast I talk, attempts to woo me, how much they hate my lip ring, and some wildly out there ones that you just have to see to believe.
I hope you enjoy this... about as much as I do. Which is not that much, but it’s the reality I live so I try to make the most of it.