I feel like this is something a lot of people (especially on the internet) need to realize. Just because you don’t like something or if something isn’t to your taste, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t exist or has to be censored. Not everything is going to be black and white, there is a gray area that exists.
If you’re so bothered by something in fiction and see it as problematic, don’t try and censor it, just ignore it and move on with your life. And if you find yourself unable to get into something, then that’s alright.
Starting a website for black artists & those who are over looked. All forms of art is welcomed. Fashion designer, stylists, models, photographers, chefs, poets, story tellers, artist who draw, paint, act, sing, script writers, graphic designers, game programmers, etc! All is welcomed. FUBU ! - SaintHaven is coming. If your interested DM and we will talk and I want to feature you. Your work is your work, your art. No censorship. If your interested. Your art, my art matters !
Do you ever worry about being seen as a slut or something wrong and repulsive for the things you post online? I enjoy nudity quite a lot. Not because I’ll get off on it, I truly see something beautiful in it. In the US, nudity is equivalent to porn most of the time. What must I caption something with to qualify it as something other than porn? My body is not pornography because other people may get off on it. My body is whatever I want it to be. Have you noticed that change in culture over the years?
“My body is whatever I want it to be, not what society tells me it is.” There used to be a point in time where having a vagina meant you had to dress a certain way, act a certain way, and specifically it meant you had to identify as a woman and therefore marry a man. These days it’s becoming more acceptable to NOT have our bodies define us. How far will that really stretch?
Of course I love this change in culture. Nobody likes to be limited by the things they can’t change about themselves. Right now though, I still can’t entirely claim that my body is whatever I want it to be. Right now if I post even a photo of myself in my bra and underwear, depending on the lighting, and my surroundings in that photo, I’m very likely to get shocked reactions from those who know me. “Why would she post something like that?? That’s so intimate! What is she trying to do?! That’s the wrong kind of attention to provoke,” they’ll say. Strangers, especially in the Tumblr community, won’t care as much. Some might think a quick comment either positive or negative, but what I most have to worry about are the opinions of the people who know me. This is why I’m trying to keep this account anonymous. So that I’ll be free from the judgement and consequences of that judgment that my content may provoke. Should it have to be that way? Should I really have to hide something I don’t see as wrong, something that I love, something that I wish was more normalized? Should I really have to hide my body, myself, the vessel which carries my entire life and values? I wish we didn’t have to hide. There is nothing wrong with this or me and I am NOT porn.
If these aren’t nudes, what are they called? I am eliminating all or most of these “semi-nudes” I’ve recently taken for my body positive tag and mini article below. These may keep coming because I guess that’s just how much I love my body. However I don’t love all of it yet. I am hiding one thing besides my identity. That creates some irony behind this but it’s all a part of the message: Censorship and the fact that women feel the need to hide a million and one things about their bodies. Why should we feel that way? We shouldn’t. Thank you to the bolder ones out there who don’t hide their flaws at least. I hope to be brave enough one day to show my flaws. Then after that, I hope to live in a world that doesn’t make me feel the need to hide myself.
Out of curiosity, how would the Galra react to human hand-drawn animation? Since they seem more oriented on older art styles like tapestries etc
They’d find it really interesting! While their decorations/cultural preference is for darker, richer colours, seeing something light, airy, and sometimes very straightforward like a lot of our hand-drawn animation would be refreshing for them. The Galra do have some animation, but it’s intensely stylized. If Keith were to watch Galran animation, he’d struggle to recognize some things. How the Galra draw something isn’t always a direct representation of reality: frequently, it’s simply a symbol or cultural coding for the creature/flower/etc. There are creatures with flower-like heads that Keith would go ???? at but would be instantly recognizable for someone like Kymin or Hyladra.
I try and not get that riled up by the Guardian anymore but this piece is pretty pathetic, made even worse by the authors attempts at claiming to be some kind of progressive for once going on a demonstration. Awful stuff.