It seems that Deviantart is not enforcing their own TOS. There are multiple images of rape of men and women posted in numerous galleries, as well as flat out porn. Since when is bad Poser images of porn and rape art? And yes, sadly the main culprits of this seem to be mostly sick Poser artists. I’m not talking about images made by rape victims as a coping mechanism. You know exactly the kind of images I’m talking about.
There is NOTHING remotely sexy about rape. There is nothing arousing about it unless you are, let’s face it, a sick SOB who cannot get aroused any other way cause you seriously fucking need help. It’s about power, power over another individual. It’s about abuse. It’s about emotional and psychological damage.
Images that are clearly porn and rape are NOT ABOUT ART!!!!!! Don’t sit there and tell me otherwise cause I call fucking bullshit on that one.
This is a copy and paste right out of the DA TOS:
You agree not to use the Service:
to upload, post, or otherwise transmit any material that is obscene, offensive, blasphemous, pornographic, unlawful, threatening, menacing, abusive, harmful, an invasion of privacy or publicity rights, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, illegal or otherwise objectionable;”
And yet the images I reported last Friday are still up. The individual’s entire gallery is basically rape and porn. And he’s still here.
How did I find this out? Sometimes I look at the profiles of people who fave my work, cause of art theft, etc. In this case, the guy faving my stuff has a shit ton of rape and porn art in his faves.
He faved my Black Knight image, and frankly, when I saw all the twisted crap he faved, I felt sick to my stomach, not to mention ashamed as hell. NO wonder Poser artists get a bad rap, with that kind of awful shit floating around. And yes, both these guys are now blocked on my pages.
My CORE membership expired, and frankly, DA is not getting one red cent out of me till they enforce their own damn TOS when it comes to these kinds of images. To be honest, I’m a little surprised that there is not an uproar from the rape support groups on here about this kind of stuff.
OK, rant done. But I think you can understand why this makes me so fucking angry.