A month or so ago a visitor to my gallery sent me a slough of angry comments about my gallery, and then proceeded to alert DA about some of the content of my gallery after I told this person they can go screw themselves.
Feel free to criticize my art technique, but shut the hell up about WHAT I draw. If you don't like the content, just move along. There is a TON of content on DA that I find disturbing. My solution? I just don't visit those galleries. I mean, really, what are you hoping to achieve by blasting someone about *what* they draw? Do you honestly think your opinion is so important that you expect an artist to actually STOP and conform to your wishes? Are you THAT narcissistic? Just move along. It really is that easy. That's what I do, and it works pretty well and everyone is happy.
Anyway, the douchbag reported my drawing depicting Joanna wearing her Sarishi gown; a traditional garment that exposes the breasts. I explained that it was from a chauvinistic culture where most womens clothing were rather revealing, and that Sarishi's are worn with pride in her culture but other cultures find it offensive. In the explanation I also mentioned Joanna was 13 in the drawing, as Baklunish culture traditionally begins wearing Sarishis at about that age. Thus, DA removed the drawing since they considered it "child pornography". Really? Funny thing is...there are a few other drawings here on my gallery that depict Joanna showing some skin while under-aged (17 or younger), but wisely didn't mention it in the description. Can you tell which one they are? No, you can't. Because it's a DRAWING. Art. I bet that if I reposted that drawing that was banned and said she was 21, it wouldn't get removed at all. Censorship is inherently inconsistent because it is SUBJECTIVE. I understand DA has some guidelines to follow, but that drawing wasn't pornographic, any more than National Geographic is pornographic.
But that's just my opinion.