lmfao its funny cause i was talking to the guys in the lab about sexism earlier for like, over an hour because i mentioned that Spike TV is an awful channel and … god it’s just… enough to make me wanna shit my pants
honestly i’m just so done with these types, it’s like. this shit is so obvious and so simple when i take two seconds to explain it in small words, if you still deny it that videogames as a whole are pretty sexist, if you deny that there’s anything wrong with needing every female character to have sex appeal, then i just don’t even know what 2 say to u friend
like please just come talk to me again once u remove ur head from up ur booty b/c i dont want 2 talk to u until then ok
that’s right, kids! every story has a moral! every piece of fiction should be taken at face-value even if you know better! don’t ever write stories that are about fucked-up people or situations or events because that means you are Glorifying those things no matter how you present them yep yep ype eypep yep
There’s a lot of hullabaloo around school about a particular piece
Both sides have acted irrational, but I want to get some things out there.
I don’t believe in censorship of any kind. Whether something is upsetting to someone or not, or even if it isn’t politically correct
Nobody should have…
this isn’t about censorship though, it’s about safety. posting warnings is about protecting the mental health of the people who walk through the gallery…
I’m not being aggressive, I’m simply stating my thoughts.
Putting warnings up, even if they were general for the entire show, would still change the meanings of the work in the show.
I agree with you, it’s awful that this has happened, and I’ve been trying to listen to both sides. I’m not trying to be aggressive towards the individuals who have been harmed, but I think it’s only fair that they go experience the piece when it is complete before they immediately dismiss or feel threatened by it.
dude, we’re talking about trauma here, though. it’s not a matter of choice whether somebody is hurt by it. people aren’t choosing to be triggered by penetration. this isn’t about people getting their dander up and being offended on principle— this has nothing to do with offense, it has everything to do with psychological trauma. this is people being reminded of a deeply traumatic experience. i don’t think i can emphasize any harder how deeply people are damaged by rape and how being reminded of the fact that they were raped can fuck them up. we have a responsibility as decent people to give those folks the agency to choose not to relive that trauma.
the piece has already been interpreted in a way that hurts people. warning that there are some pieces in the show that may be uncomfortable or upsetting will not make people decide that the piece in question is offensive or upsetting. the fact that it is a giant fucking vagina with implications of penetration is what makes it offensive and upsetting. the subject matter itself is upsetting people— we both know that part of the reason the artist created this piece is because they love to create work that is shocking and sometimes grotesque (which is totally fine in and of itself, but pretending that people are ~wrong~ for being upset about a piece that is blatantly in-your-face about a taboo subject is laughably dishonest.). putting up warnings that some pieces in the show may be harmful is not what will make people interpret the piece as upsetting; it will, however, allow the people who are hurt by them to avoid the galleries altogether.
When we imagined Tumblr more than seven years ago, we dreamed of offering…
lmao. Well, guess what, Staff, that’s a whole lotta no.
You want to know how effective reducing ~*creation*~ on Tumblr to its essence is? I have to constantly scroll down the same page every time…
I don’t think I can agree harder with the above sentiment. That video only served to make the whole change that much more annoying. What I just saw was a film of several dudes justifying fixing things that aren’t broken, and one hilarious dude talking about how tedious and difficult it is to search for files in order to upload them. Really?
This is what you’re focused on? Instead of giving us the ability to bookmark posts, or to to blacklist tags, instead of improving the block system or fixing your still-hilariously-unreliable messaging system, this is what you think will improve your site? From almost every update I’ve seen, Staff seems more concerned with making arbitrary aesthetic changes in order to keep up with the joneses rather than actually improving the functionality of the site. This update is no different— you’ve traded functionality for form, and spent your time on something that is effectively worthless.
Your priorities are mixed up, and from what I’ve seen, your userbase is unhappy. Regularly unhappy. As always, there will always be a percentage that is angered by every change, but the response to the majority of your recent updates has been overwhelmingly negative. It would behoove you as a company to stop doing everything in your power to ignore your users’ wishes (let alone actively hindering them from using and enjoying your service, as with your various pushy anti-missing-e stunts) before another website usurps your status as everybody’s favorite blogging platform.