( i made a picture to accompany this rant on my site. i'd put it here, but it doesn't meet DA regs. ^_^ )
Okay. I try not to post politically charged or sensitive things on this site, because I like anyone else, have an opinion and I'm probably wrong.
This time, I'm not wrong. ( i know, i know)
I am very tired of seeing the "get teh pronz off DA" posts, and I am going to try to explain very plainly why this argument is invalid.
1. there is no porn on DA. There are guidelines in place for what DA does and does not consider art. If it's up there it either has met those guidelines, or has not been caught and removed yet by an admin. If the former is true, do not go to said post and complain about how it is porn. You may feel it is, and good on you. But calling for witch burning of an artist or piece based on your own subjective views of the medium is FUCKING STUPID. Guess what. your face is porn. now get it off my DA.
If the latter is true, don't sit there and bitch on the artist's post saying " Oh, why is this allowed! titties, I say thee nay!" If you sincerely believe the work you are looking at is in violation of the DA TOS, fucking DO something about it that matters. Contact an admin, report a deviation and then feel stupid when they don't reply. Rallying a bunch of like minded idiots to your cause does not make your cause more right. Need proof? Nazis.
I firmly believe that there are 2 types of people intolerant to pornography, and only one deserves scorn. group one are cool with me. They know what they like, they know what they don't like. they don't scour DA with their adult art filter off, they respect artists' decisions to define art on their own terms, and they live and let live. Good on you! I think you may be missing some important things in art by avoiding controversy, but I support your healthy aversion with a high 5.
group 2 however, fucking disgust me. and look, I'm sorry for being harsh, but this really gets my goat. These are the people that will blast an artist's work for containing things that fall below comfortable on their moral thermometer. Leaving their hypocritical masturbatory practices aside, the world does not need more people's opinions on things. Is it a generalization to say all people who comment negatively on adult DA art fall into group 2? Yes. But let's be fair, you're doing the exact same thing.
"She is a slut!"
no, she's a working professional. If anyone is a slut, its the person viewing her as a sexual object.
"Well look at how she's posed! What ELSE could that mean?"
maybe something? Probably not. If it does mean something, it's possible you're just not telepathically linked to the artist, big fucking shocker there. and if it DOESN'T mean anything more then the visual representation of something naughty
who cares! THAT'S the meaning of the piece. Some things are not meant to be hallmark cards. Some things are, by design, meant to arouse! that's okay!
So please. Stop the noise. If you don't want to see naked arousing things, don't go to DA, or go with baby-mode enabled, or if you see something you believe has no place on the site, contact an admin. Other then that, just fap quietly. I promise I won't make you feel ashamed for liking what you like.