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Now this is interesting
YES!! I LIKE THIS TAKE!!
Basically, because I know Mobile is bad with links, the article points out hat the broad, “sfw only, no titties allowed” wave on the internet in recent years is largely due to Apple’s absolute stranglehold on the App Store. Apple has strict guidelines about NSFW content that choke creators right out of mainstream social media, even on sites like Reddit, for users of their products:
But there are fewer and fewer mainstream sites and services that support porn and adult content, and much of that attitude has grown out of Apple’s strict controls over the App Store and the iOS ecosystem. Steve Jobs famously suggested that “folks who want porn can buy an Android phone,” and Apple has repeatedly leveraged its unprecedented power over millions of smartphones to sanitize the apps that are available on iPhones. Apple does not allow apps “that contain user generated content that is frequently pornographic.” In 2016, Apple famously deleted all third-party Reddit apps that allowed users to toggle NSFW posts on and off; even now, it is impossible to access porn on an iOS Reddit app unless you jump through various hoops.
remember though that this anger isn’t about Being Horny On Main, it’s about sex workers, their platforms and followers, NSFW creators and their art, and adult content communities that are continually being shoved out of spaces they created in recent years:
Tumblr’s leadership seems to believe that the community using Tumblr for adult content is the same as any other porn site—showing a serious disconnect with how its users actually interact and connect on its own platform. “We will leave it to them and focus our efforts on creating the most welcoming environment possible for our community,” he wrote.
The value of Tumblr for NSFW creators and fans was in the autonomy to curate something original, and the freedom to express and share what they’re into—something that can’t be replaced by algorithmically-suggested porn on the rest of the internet.
it was mentioned before somewhere else, but 20% of Tumblr’s traffic is brought in by content they’re now flagging as “adult”
This is yet another example of a platform ignoring adult content when it helps the platform flourish, and then leaving those users out to dry when it’s time to crack down for some monetary gain or face-saving. In addition to being a terrible way to treat your user base, banning adult content on Tumblr will stifle a lot of creativity.
and of course, Apple is also one of the companies that has repeatedly come under fire for censoring lgbtq/queer identities on their sites, the app store, and also caved to russia’s anti-lgbtq policies like a stick of rotten bamboo
The communities that will feel this change the most will be the already-marginalized. “Tumblr banning adult content is a huge loss for the LGBTQ community, especially those with overlapping marginalized identities,” Kitty Stryker, a queer porn performer and consent activist, told Motherboard in an email. “For many, that’s the one place we could find porn that represents us, made by indie performers who created their own content outside of an often racist, transmisogynist, fatphobic industry. Tumblr was where our content could exist without pushing us into the restrictions of a misogynist, male dominated workplace.”
Interesting… - Purple
In response to the NSFW ban being enacted by Tumblr Staff, on December 17th 2018 I propose that we all log off of our Tumblr accounts for 24 hours.
The lack of respect and communication between staff and users is stark. Users have been begging staff to delete the porn bot outbreak, which has plagued the website for well over a year. The porn bots oftentimes send people asks and messages, trying to get them to go to a website full of viruses. They also spam advertisements on others posts.
Users have also begged that Tumblr ban neo-nazis, child porn, and pedophiles, all which run rampant on the site. The site/app got so bad that it was taken off the app store.
However, instead of answering the users, Tumblr has instead taken the liberty to ban all NSFW content, regardless of age. But users have already run into issues of their SFW content being marked as sensitive and being flagged as NSFW, not allowing them to share their work.
Not only does this discriminate again content creators, but it also discriminates against sex workers. Disgustingly, the ban will be enacted on December 17 which is also International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.
This ban is disgusting, and while I (and plenty of others) welcome porn bots and child porn being banned, the Tumblr filtration system is broken. It tags artistic work’s nipples as NSFW (when it is art), it tags SFW art as NSFW (when it is not), and does not stop the porn bots, neo-nazis and dozens of other issues.
This ban is discriminatory. This ban is ineffective. This ban is unacceptable.
To protest, log off of your Tumblr account for the entirety of December 17th. Log off at 12 am EST or 9PM PST and stay off for 24 hours. Don’t post. Don’t log on. Don’t even visit the website. Don’t give them that sweet ad revenue.
Tumblr’s stock has already taken a hard hit. Let’s make it tank. Maybe then they will listen to the users.
Reblog to signal boost! We must force change.
Let’s make it happen.
No activity for 24h in our timezone on 17 December 2018.
Everyone reblog this as much as possible over the next two weeks for good luck
Never scroll past
Listen up bitches, you’d better reblog this.
This needs so many more notes than it has.
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT PLEASE REBLOG
If you can’t reblog this, get the fuck off my blog.
No means fucking no.
HAPPY 10/25 EVERYONE!!! to celebrate, I’m bringing you… the announcement post I would have made anyway? sorry folks. I’d have done a flash animation or something but those take work. also I don’t have flash
still! ain’t nobody gonna say no to a couple of endearing trolls and the many hi-jinx they bring. is there supposed to be a dash between hi and jinx? Chrome Spellcheck says yes. looks weird to me though. maybe the real highjinks were the friends we made along the way. or the friend’s YOU’LL make soon?
please look forward to Hiveswap Friendsim: Volume Fifteen: Of Creatives, Conventional Or Otherwise, coming soon to game stores near you! tomorrow, Friday Oct. 26, if all goes according to schedule. catch you on the flip side, purrbeast pals!
✨⭐another drawing prompt⭐✨ I’ve been using this one on my own for awhile, thought I’d share and see what other people come up with!!(゜▽゜;)9
Feel free to switch any of these things out / add your own, the general idea if to just have 2 lists of things you like drawing to help you out of an art slump!!
Okay not to be overly homo here but Bowser-Peach is hot
REBLOG TO CHEER HER ON
Today the Department of Awesome Parenting salutes French anime artist Thomas Romain, who lives in Tokyo where he collaborates with his sons on a project called Father and Sons Design Workshop. First Romain’s sons put their imaginations to work and draw original characters, such as cloud and plant people, steampunk doctors, towering kaiju, mecha, and warrior serpents. Then Romain uses his professional level skills to turn those characters into polished designs, not missing a single little detail created by his kids.
Head over to Bored Panda to view eve more of the Romain family’s fantastic characters. Follow Thomas Romain on Twitter to keep up with their latest collaborations.
[via Bored Panda]
just owning his own kid constantly. hardcore
Imagine being so racist and so comfortable in your white privilege that you actually say this aloud to black customers.
Today’s MAP Hating Character is: the Mine Turtle from asdfmovie!
YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST, FOLKS!!