did u kno DEVIANT ART HAS A FUCKING BUTTON THAT DOES ALL THE SOURCING WORK FOR YOU
CLICK THE TUMBLR BUTTON (or whatever site you wish to post it to) AND LOOKIE HERE ASSHOLES
LOOK ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK WHICH BLOG YOU WANT IT TO GO ON AND CLICK PUBLISH POST YOU CAN EVEN QUE IT IF YOU GO ON ADVANCED POST
SO IF YOU COMPLAIN THAT SOURCING IS TO MUCH FUCKING WORK LOOK HERE DEVIANT ART HAS A BUTTON FOR IT YOU FUCKING LAZY CUNT
WAS THAT SO FUCKING HARD
Men’s Rights Activists, why do you think people are laughing at you?
It’s not because we think you shouldn’t have rights or that your problems don’t matter. I want men to be able to wear pink and drink fruity drinks and wear makeup and engage in other perhaps unfairly stereotypical “feminine” activities without getting harassed. Custody battles should be decided fairly without defaulting to the mother because she’s stereotyped, because of her gender, as a better caregiver. I hate that men are raped and don’t report it because it makes them feel emasculated. I think that the concept of masculinity that’s being pushed by our society is really messed up and extremely harmful to men.
The thing is, instead of spending five minutes researching what feminism is actually about and realizing that it actually would help ALL of the above issues, that we’d actually be on the same side here considering you give a crap about women (which is, well, in question), you’d rather start your own counter-movement (often IN OPPOSITION to feminism) about how your own problems matter more. “Why are we not talking specifically, exclusively about ME, right now?”
Feminism IS NOT and NEVER HAS BEEN about hating men. It’s not about women taking over the world and stripping men of all their rights. If you believe that, you’re operating under a faulty understanding of the issue and should do some research.
When you force your way into this discussion with an intense focus on men’s rights (or rights, as society would call them), you misunderstand the issue at best and belittle the systematic oppression of women around the world. When the issue you bring up is, “But I’M always expected to pay for dates!” then yes, people will laugh at you.
In almost all the interviews and rare publicized asexual things, the interviewer often poses the question, what’s the point of speaking out as an asexual? How can you be fighting for the right to do nothing?
Well, we’re not fighting for the right to do nothing.
We’re fighting for the right to say no and not spend the next thirty minutes being grilled in a line of questions we’ve heard before trying to tell us about our own likes and desires when no we really honestly don’t have them.
Art isn’t something that people typically base on real life. To get annoyed by someone’s choice of coloring a nose a little pink or not and then explaining why it isn’t possible pretty much takes out the fun of a “cartoon.” If cartoons were based on real life then there would be nothing much unique. Some people draw characters with no noses and even impossibly large noses. It’s just what people want to draw, my god this is the same thing as the person complaining about how people draw arms without joints. Maybe nose blush isn’t your cup of tea, but there’s no need to make this big of a deal out of a stylistic choice. No one is a lesser artist for doing so, maybe they’re not going for realistic, but something cute and let me tell you, most people who draw cute stuff do put blush everywhere. Knees and Elbows are a common place, are we going to make a big deal about that too?
First off, friend, I wasn’t taking the fun out of anyone’s time! I was explaining the details behind why this is a trend, and offering alternative solutions to the issue.
Problem solving is a good thing, embrace it! I know everyone’s probably nice and tired of this debate, but I feel like I need to made a quick addendum here. And this is going to branch off from the whole “how red is that nose” issue. I’m going into art as a whole here, and the act of stylization as a whole. I really don’t like to be this blunt or this frigid about the issue but:
“Art isn’t something that people typically base on real life.”
I need every artist who follows me to understand not only how completely upside-down dead wrong this statement is, but that this train of thought is a quick and easy way to hurt yourself as an artist. The entire point of stylization is to take what occurs in real life and simplify it. It’s taking actual things and turning them into easily recognizable symbols, and applying them to a fantasy setting. If your audience cannot immediately recognize that symbol as a nose, or an eye, or an arm, you are going to have severe issues keeping your viewers in the loop with you. Even the craziest, most whacked-out fantasy cartoons are going to have one foot in reality. You can’t afford not to have that. Something has to be recognizable here, or your audience has nothing to latch onto.
KNOWING THE RULES WILL HELP YOU BREAK THEM MORE EFFECTIVELY. And I want you to break the rules! Break them hard! Make them cry! I want to see whacked out noses and noodle arms and crazy angles. But the best way to make that look good is to KNOW WHAT YOU’RE STYLIZING. KNOW EXACTLY WHAT RULES YOU’RE BREAKING, AND WHY. KNOW WHY YOU ARE BREAKING THE RULES THE WAY YOU ARE. Does it fit better with the rest of the drawing? Does it help get across the theme or mood you want it to? If you have a solid reason for it, your drawing will show it! Confidence and knowledge affects every part of a piece!