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Unjust Discrimination

:icondani-jones:
Dani-Jones Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
It's been brought to my attention (SEVERAL TIMES) that there is unlawful discrimination happening by the Admins of DA. Even though many pictures are labeled with mature warnings of many sorts, they are still deleted from the site. A prime example are the male-on-male sketches and pictures. Many have been deleted by a select artist, YET, her female-on-female portraits have not been touched. Such disgusting discrimination.

I thought this was a place where we could all come to express and display our art. Not have it thrown off of the site because one chauvinistic Admin was offended.

Please fix this error, and restore DeviantART to its former glory.
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:icontachy-on:
Tachy-on Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
:lock: by request of OP
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:iconinstilledphear:
InstilledPhear Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All right, people. It's really not fair to attack Dani based on the sole fact that she's merely trying to solve a problem.

Let's take a step back and review said problem, shall we? "Even though many pictures are labeled with mature warnings of many sorts, they are still deleted from the site. A prime example are the male-on-male sketches and pictures. Many have been deleted by a select artist, YET, her female-on-female portraits have not been touched."

For those of you who for some reason don't understand these statements, let me put it simply. An admin has deleted an artist's yaoi work, but not her yuri work. Let's just take a moment to assume that this particular artist's artwork is very tasteful and unoffensive. Doesn't that smell a bit fishy, that the man-on-man art is deleted and not the woman-on-woman? Doesn't that just scream prejudice?
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:iconlegendarysuperman:
LegendarySuperman Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Please fix this error, and restore DeviantART to its former glory."

Do you have any idea where you posted this thread? :lol:
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:iconinstilledphear:
InstilledPhear Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It just so happens to be in the Complaint section because it's a--surprise!--complaint. Go figure!
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:iconlegendarysuperman:
LegendarySuperman Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icongtfoplz: Go outside and take a look at the sign. The one that says Complaints. Then read what it says under that. The part about not expecting anything to change :unimpressed:
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:iconinstilledphear:
InstilledPhear Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just because a person shouldn't expect a change to happen shouldn't mean that a change isn't possible.
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:iconlobosabio:
LoboSabio Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I rather doubt there is any sort of discrimination going on here. In all likelihood what happened is the pieces in question violated the rules and the users just jumped to the conclusion that there was discrimination instead of - shock! horror! - a rules violation.
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:iconmasterplanner:
MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
If it breaks the rules, it's going to be taken down. If it doesn't break the rules, it will stay up. What is so hard for you to understand about this?

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:iconcake-fiend:
cake-fiend Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh huh.

Prove it.
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:iconkitsumekat:
kitsumekat Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
1. There are LGBT admins on here.
2. I don't buy the discrimination thing. I've seen m/m pictures on here.
3. Way to out yourself to site. I'm pretty sure those pictures in your gallery don't belong to you.
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:iconshininginthedarkness:


Ain't no on discriminating against me!

Maybe it's because... I FOLLOW THE FREAKING RULES?

Not too difficult.
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:icondani-jones:
Dani-Jones Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Maturity warnings were put on the pictures, but they were still deleted. I'm not saying it happens to everyone, but it IS happening. Just be wary.
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:iconcake-fiend:
cake-fiend Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mature tags don't exempt you from the rules, numnuts.
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:iconshininginthedarkness:
Maturity warnings don't do a thing if the picture violates the site's rules :lol: You can't just post whatever you want.
You DID read the rules, right? I have them down pat so I don't have to deal with a bunch of jibber-jabber.
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:iconkitsumekat:
kitsumekat Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
You keep forgetting most people just skim and click.
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:iconshininginthedarkness:
Skim, click, bitch!
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:iconkitsumekat:
kitsumekat Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Yup.
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:icondani-jones:
Dani-Jones Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Of. Course.
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:iconshininginthedarkness:
Then a bit confused why you brought up the filter at all... this sounds suspiciously like the jibber-jabber I was trying so hard to avoid.
Woe is me.
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:iconx666nightmare666x:
x666NiGhTmArE666x Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
The only discrimination I've seen is how disgusting male-on-male is while female-on-female is hot. Makes no since because both are adorable.

Also, could it be possible that your friends are going against the rules?
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:icondani-jones:
Dani-Jones Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I don't see how - we've researched it thoroughly. We worked hard together before I made this claim.
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:iconx666nightmare666x:
x666NiGhTmArE666x Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
That's interesting.
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:iconhurricaneclaw:
Hurricaneclaw Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isn't discrimination always unjust though? Or are there times where it's acceptable?
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:icondani-jones:
Dani-Jones Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Call it a fluffy title.
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:iconyaotl:
yaotl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
We discriminate all the time. When you hug your friend but refuse to hug a stranger, you're discriminating against the stranger. When an employer hires a more capable person over his less-capable adversary, he is discriminating.

These would be acceptable discrimination.
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:iconhurricaneclaw:
Hurricaneclaw Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am such a derp :lol:
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:iconquixotic-spark:
quixotic-spark Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's simple: male with something in an orifice or obvious erection = deleted, female with obvious bodily fluids or something in an orifice = deleted.
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:icondani-jones:
Dani-Jones Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
So sexual arousal in any state is blocked? That seems like a blockage of creativity. There are maturity filters for a reason.
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:iconquixotic-spark:
quixotic-spark Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's there way to keep from getting sued over minors finding porn, I guess. :shrug:
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:iconprosaix:
prosaix Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Not if it's a caterpillar
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:icononefreeinternet:
OneFreeInternet Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AUUUUUGH NOW I AM REMINDED ;_;
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:iconensoul:
ensoul Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Whenever I manage to forget about that picture...
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:iconquixotic-spark:
quixotic-spark Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really need to turn the filters back on.
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:iconyaotl:
yaotl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I think the admins have left this one alone just to spite us :lol:
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:iconprosaix:
prosaix Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Maybe they thought it'd turn into butterflies :la:
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:iconhippo-rim-job:
hippo-rim-job Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I'm really confused. I'm aroused, yet overwhelmed with shame.
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:iconcamera-wielding-fool:
Camera-wielding-fool Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ten bucks says the males depicted were underage
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:icondani-jones:
Dani-Jones Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
An interesting wager, but no.
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:iconcamera-wielding-fool:
Camera-wielding-fool Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
prove it
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:iconlady-kl:
Lady-KL Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my God I hate it when DA removes child erotica and the artist cries "homophobia." :stare:
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:iconcamera-wielding-fool:
Camera-wielding-fool Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
right? CLEARLY dA has a problem with gay people and not, you knows, kids drawn in sexual situations. which is extremely frowned upon in the US. which deviantART is based in. NOPE. it's because they hate gay people.
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:iconlady-kl:
Lady-KL Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the exact reason why I hate the South Park fandom of DA.
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:iconcrazylittleloon:
Crazylittleloon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Writer
It makes me want to swallow sulfur. :iconeratsplz:
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:iconyaotl:
yaotl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Does that include adult versions of underage characters? :lol:
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:iconcamera-wielding-fool:
Camera-wielding-fool Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yes :dummy: usually the so-called "over 18" characters still look horribly young.
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:iconpinkmitten:
Pinkmitten Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Okay.
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:iconthe-uglytruth:
The-UglyTruth Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
When will people learn that they need to provide links and credibility to back up their claims? I'm sure you know 'a bunch' of people this has happened to, and 'several' incidences that were completely out of line. That means nothing to anybody without any proof.

Go back. Read the site rules. They probably broke at least one of them. If not, then you can go to the help desk and question the action.
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:icondani-jones:
Dani-Jones Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Help desk has been contacted.
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:iconbohobella:
bohobella Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love when this comes up. There are tons of openly gay dA admins, but that never seems to matter, they're definitely homophobes because someone's friend of a friend had their artwork deleted and is definitely not lying about why.
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