Sexual exploitation is no joke, I get that. Having volunteered at a rape crisis center, I’ve heard heartbreaking stories and seen lives devastated by rape and sexual assault.
I applaud ANYONE concerned about these issues and willing to help with time and money. BUT trying to take down a tumblr about dirty jokes and ponies doesn’t amount to fuck-all. And sending someone money for a tee-shirt “supporting” taking down a tumblr about dirty jokes and ponies means even less than fuck-all.
If you want to lend assistance to something that matters, visit the websites of these 4-star rated charity organizations dealing with matters of rape, sexual exploitation, and women’s justice. Make a donation, volunteer your time, do something that MATTERS. Don’t be a tumblr warrior, be an actual hero and make a difference.
If this is the work of the fucking Social Justice Thought Police, then you are all anti-free speech, anti-humour, anti-fun, selfish, self-righteous and self-entitled behavioural prescriptivists.
Crushing the harmless fun of others to pander to your own hyperbolised sensitivity.
Nazi-esque megalomania regarding the artistic expression of others on the internet.
Total disregard for the fact that you’ve no right to have authorities respect your petty emotions over the opinions and free speech of other people.
The totalitarian censorship of satire can be quite rightly compared directly to the evil regime of Adolf Hitler himself. So, sieg heil! All hail the glorious FemiNazi Third Reich, and may their enlightened superiority guide us all to a far "freer" future!
The freshly-annexed Tumblr will be happy to embrace its new muzzle and straight-jacket as the offensive abomination formerly regarded as "humour" is marched off to the gas chambers for one final time.
I sincerely hope that you're all absolutely ecstatic with your dogmatic handiwork.
OK I’ve been out of the loop for a couple of days but I hear Molestia got a Cease and Desist order from Hasbro themselves. Everyone sent in emails to Hasbro, telling them the nature of the blog and other info. Hasbro didn’t like it and lo and behold: APM’s gone.
To pinkiepony, damn gurl you rock. It was your efforts, your vision, your wish to bring this issue to light and you got it done. People contributed, moved mountains, sacrificed their safety and anonymity, yourself included. The amount of hate and death threats and other disgusting things you received were totally uncalled for. But you didn’t falter or quit, like I said before you are one of the bravest women I know. Congrats to you, Hasbro, and everyone else for their support.
Fiction doesn’t affect real life, but this fictional pony is my waifu and she’s SO. HOT.
– a conveniently selective fandom
“I have been a lifelong feminist, and as an artist working in the animation industry for more than 16 years I have striven to do right by women and girls in the animated projects I have been part of. I try to bring sincerity and depth to the female characters I’ve animated and have fought in development and story meetings to make female characters more than just the typical girlfriend, Mom or sex symbol.” - Lauren Faust
“Color has never, ever been depicted as a race indicator for the ponies.” - Lauren Faust
“I’m going to let you know, from where I stand the darker side of the fandom is not what I will talk about, it’s not part of what the show is about, but if you choose to do that, that is your choice, it’s not why we’re here, not why I’M here.” - Nicole Oliver
“Gotta admit, that kind of gives me the creeps. I’d rather not know about it.” - Lauren Faust
Because way too many people forget these. I wonder why.
Alright, I don’t even go on tumblr but i’ve sat back and watched this Down With Molestia crap for a while now, so here comes my two cents
I dated April for almost 3 years, freshman through junior year in highschool, and instead of explaining EVERYTHING, i’m going to give you a quick cause-and-effect list of before April had a tumblr and adopted a fake sarcastic internet personality for attention.
1. Cause: Three years ago, I became a brony
Effect: April tells me that “my little pony is MY thing!” and that “Bronies are the worst thing to happen to my little pony”, therefore attempting to force me to not be a brony.
2. Cause: is terrible at lying and has far stretched stories
Effect: tries to explain to me she was raped in a mcdonald’s parking lot in a van while her mom was inside, took of bite of the rapist’s hand and escaped to the mcdonalds bathroom where she wiped the cum off of her friend, who was also apparently raped.
3. Cause: I hang out with my friends
Effect: April cries a lot and tells me i’m not allowed to hang out with them
4. Cause: April explains to me she is infertile, as told to her by her doctor
Effect: I break up with her and she claims to have had my dead baby inside her for ten months, and named it Sparkle.
5. Cause: I listen to songs made by Bronies
Effect: April tells me i have terrible taste, and says “I would rather die than listen to that crap”, meanwhile hosting it on her blog.
6. Cause: April yells at my friends for using the word Faggot as a joke, calling it offensive
Effect: Turns around and uses it herself.
7. Cause: Complained that I had friends daily, and wouldn’t make any herself
Effect: I had to secretly hang out with my friends to avoid making her cry herself a fucking river
8. Cause: Literally almost any problem, bad situation, or anything she didn’t like about me would instantly make her cry
Effect: Most of my days were spent trying to cheer her up and changing myself to fit her wants.
and LAST BUT NOT LEAST
Cause: I break up with her
Effect: She quits her job, cries all day every day, turns around and dates my best friend without even loving him just to break our friendship, lies that she’s pregnant with my dead child, IMPERSONATES Lauren Faust, claiming that she “Called me and told me that she’s very disappointed for what you’ve done” (breaking up with her), IMPERSONATES SETHISTO, emailing my friend who co-hosted a small brony convention with me, trying to make me jealous (???) that he “has a hot brony cousin that (he) could set her up with!,” tries to use her mom’s phone to text me threats (..?) and to top it all off, lies to anyone she could get into contact with about our breakup and made up things to make me look bad.
But look, I didn’t break up with her for so long because April was so helpless and defenseless. I was honestly her only friend and anytime something went really awful she would threaten suicide. She never attempted it, just always threatened it if she couldn’t get her way. But after three years, i couldn’t take the daily strain on my happiness and just ended it.
The guy who dated her after me (her only other boyfriend) couldn’t take all the shit she causes and broke up with her too, for the goddamn constant arguing she causes.
So basically, what i’m trying to get across is that April’s life is a giant web of lies. I can’t even go into the daily lies she came up with, literally any time she could she would lie about something. She would lie to her parents constantly, lied to me thinking I didn’t know any better, and lied to her friends about all sorts of things.
I’m going back into my senior year tomorrow and she is as well. She barely has any friends because no one believes her lies anymore after i’ve explained to them the truth. I’ve tried on multiple occasions to be her friend as well, but of course she won’t have it.
April was pathetic and alone before she found tumblr; I was her only friend. Now she adapted this sarcastic attitude that is NOT like the true her at all (I mean, this is the internet.) and just gets a thrill over causing drama and spreading her lies.
anyways, i just want to say the molestia blog is a goddamn joke and anybody getting worked up over someone throwing a temper tantrum about a blog that doesn’t even contain rape should rethink their goddamn priorities so we can all stop hearing about it. I wouldn’t have bothered typing all this up if I didn’t see her goddamn lying face anytime something involves tumblr and mlp, i couldn’t believe it was her that started all this crap but at the same time, it makes sense. She is honestly the most awful person I have ever had the displeasure of dating and fucking.
From what I’ve seen the past few days, one of the more insidious problems with the fandom is that so many of the otherwise reasonable people defending Molestia honestly don’t think they’re supporting rape culture because they don’t understand what it is or they have some deeply ingrained doublethink going on where making rape a light, jokey issue is bad but Molestia (fucking MOLESTIA, it is literally THE NAME) totally isn’t because you shouldn’t be taking it seriously in the first place.
I mean the very arguments these people make, that it’s not a problem because it’s not rape, is a perfect summary of rape culture: a serial rapist is constantly played for laughs and set up as the main, beloved character of a massively popular piece of media and when you point this out everyone says it’s fine because it’s ‘not really rape!’
You have an actual rapist character, whose very name admits to it, that is constantly shown doing these things, but the viewers have somehow gotten it into their head that what they’re seeing isn’t really rape, it isn’t really a problem.
And that is why rape culture is so goddamn dangerous. This doesn’t start and stop on a blog on tumblr. This is an issue that permeates society across the world, on so many levels from media portrayal to legal procedures.
stop pretending that it’s ‘just puns and jokes and implied stuff, she never actually molests or rapes anyone!’
this isn’t even all there is, this is just the tip of the iceberg and I didn’t have to do all that much rooting around to find them
molestia supporters: stop lying and saying this isn’t the core of the blog. stop blindly saying that the blog doesn’t thrive on instances of a serial rapist getting laughs when they rape and assault unsuspecting and unwilling characters
I'm just going to say this because no one else wants to say it:
When we say “Bronies” are sick and disgusting creeps, we don’t mean “Male fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” are creeps. We mean “those entitled, douche-bag, misogynistic fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic that ignore the show’s feminist messages and whom just so happen to be mostly male” are creeps. Males who like MLP and don’t fall into the Brony category aren’t the target; just the bad ones are.
As a Victim of Rape myself, I have enough to say my own opinion. Yes my experience has scarred me for life, enough not to trust any male near me. I cant walk out side the house without my phone constantly being on 99, as a just in case I need to push that extra 9 (English Police). I have been bullied constantly because it was made known by the local newspaper that I was raped. More than just bullies, I was tormented so much that I’ve had three major bones broken and several teeth knocked out.
When I first found Ask Princess Molestia I was just amused of the little jokes of the princess of the realm getting her ‘needs’ done. Over time I’ve come to actually -LOVE- Molestia and Gamer Luna, she’s helped me actually leave my past by and actually laugh at the jokes in the blog.
I cant imagine my daily life without constantly checking Tumblr to see if the blog has something new.
Say what you want, but that is my opinion. Fucking Deal with it.