I mean, I’m not saying that we can enforce this as law or anything. I also might be wrong about this. But:
Just as a general rule, I feel like we should not look at pictures of the breasts or genitalia of people who would rather we not look at pictures of their breasts or genitalia.
As a corollary to that general rule, I would add that I don’t see anything wrong with looking at pictures of breasts or genitalia of people who have invited us to do so. There seem to be plenty such pictures for us to get a reasonably good grasp of, like, the diversity of unclothed human anatomy without having to look at people who wish we wouldn’t.
This seems pretty straightforward to me. Yes, the photographer(s) who photographed Kate Middleton’s grainy distant breasts were violating her privacy. But so do people who choose to look at those pictures.
So maybe we can just agree not to? And this goes not only for princesses, I would argue, but also for people who send things to their romantic partners, who turn out to be jerks and release those photos publicly. Or people whose phones are hacked. etc.
In this world where most every curiosity can be satiated, it seems to me genuinely heroic to resist the urge to look at everything that can be seen, and instead to respect the wishes of those who feel violated or hurt by the availability of images they wish were private.
Seemed a good day to reblog this.
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Asked by littlescratches
thanks so much!! :)
i clean house every so often and get rid of old stuff that i feel doesn’t represent what i do anymore or who i am, although i leave some of it. i got rid of all the Exalted art on DA a while ago, there wasn’t much there to begin with compared to the amount of work i did on that game, but i just got sick of it being there, it’s from a different time, and i was kind of resentful about how i got phased out of the game after doing work for them for like 10 years. so i deleted it! i know a lot of people like that stuff and i like quite a bit of it still, too, i’ll always have a soft spot for the stuff i did for the Abyssals book, but it was time for it to go. it still exists in those books, so it’s not like it’s gone forever or anything. i hope that makes sense!
Totally! I absolute understand that feeling, too.
Wasn’t a lot of the art for the Lintha family from you, too? (Going from memory here since sadly, my copy of Blood & Salt has been swallowed by the maelstroms of time.) If I had the money right now, I’d make it my goal to hunt down all your art in the old source books. xD
Oh… also… I don’t know if I should mention this… but your artworks of April as a black woman had a great influence on how my best friend and I depict her in our personal TMNT verse.