art (noun): the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.
shame on all of you pigs who have forced me into seclusion. i started going on deviantart when i was in the sixth grade, and i loved the community i found then. i thought it was so great that there was a place where artists could collaborate with one another, a place for tutorials, guidance, and support for amateur and professional artists. that same community isn't here anymore.
not saying dA is a bad website, because i love it. and i feel ashamed that a disgusting peanut gallery is not sophisticated enough to utilize the tools this site provides, other than to make favorite sets of desired women. it's very disappointing to me, because i shouldn't be driven away from a great community due to select roaches on here. nonetheless, the assholes i've had the displeasure of receiving messages from on here has never dwindled since i rejoined a couple years ago.
i wanted a place to store my photos publicly on the internet. i wanted a place to find inspiration and share ideas with others. i wanted a place to collaborate and discuss with other artists. i wanted to grow. but the atmosphere i have found here is not like that anymore.
"A woman's worst nightmare? That's pretty easy. Novelist Margaret Atwood writes that when she asked a male friend why men feel threatened by women, he answered, "They are afraid women will laugh at them." When she asked a group of women why they feel threatened by men, they said, "We're afraid of being killed."
Women such as myself live every day in this sexist society tolerating and suffering from misogynistic men. We are not meat. One in four women become abused by a man at some point in their lives, and those are only the ones reported. A woman, any woman, half of our entire population, should not walk down the street feeling in complete fear for her life, at any time of day, any place, wearing anything. Harassment isn't going to get you the girl any way, so grow some real balls and get yourself together before you ruin another person's life by terrorizing her.
With this to worry about every day, my shelter and ventilation has become art. So imagine my fury when I'm constantly bombarded in what I've made my safe place, a home for myself and my art on the internet, with perverted badgers at my cyber door. There's no where I can hide from you perverts, and I feel so sorry for all the women who have had to be in contact with you in person at all. None of my photos are even provokative, but if I never give true credit and said instead I was the photographer instead of the model, then I never would have been abused over the internet. Women should not have to be instinctively afraid of men, even behind a screen we're still disturbed.
Shame on all of you misogynists. From my experience, shame on those who have grabbed me, verbally abused me, deceived me, sent me revolting messages, and harassed me either in person or virtually. You're suffering within due to your own lack of self-esteem and that is why you need to feel masculine, by sexually harassing women. Read a Toni Morrison novel and get in touch with your mental health, because the real man that you want to be is sane, considerate, and has the happy family you can't make. You must have had some tragic, self-depreciating experience earlier in life that caused you to act superior onto others, but hurting others in return to validate yourself is just going to isolate yourself further, because people will hate you for it.
I should not have to take any action if anyone bothers me, I should be able to hold my ground and continue how I want. Unfortunately, there are too many perverts for me on this site to stomach anymore. If you have been a genuine supporter of me in my work, I will personally notify you of my new online gallery, because I don't think I'll bother with the community on here again
Reading: To Kill A Mockingbird
Watching: America's Most Wanted
Eating: Trail Mix
Drinking: Italian Soda