heres ur reminder to not support omocat and their artwork/products because they profit from the normalization of a term associated with #child pornography (which puts plenty of children in danger), and when confronted…
Huh. I have some really uncomfortable mixed feelings about shota and loli stuff, both the sexual and romantic kind. I feel like pedophilia and behaviours that encourage it are wrong, naturally. But I also feel that biologically speaking an attraction to persons who have attained secondary sexual characteristics but are not what our society considers ‘adults’ is natural, and art reflecting this attraction isn’t inherently wrong, it’s just acting it out that is wrong.(and plenty of shota and loli stuff is of teens, not actual kids) And that’s also not the case in all societies, though it is in mine. And I am left wondering, is it wrong to have art that fulfills a fantasy that’s ‘wrong’ if you’re not planning on doing it in real life? If we took away all art about the fantasy would a person with such leanings begin acting out their frustration? I feel like it’s a complex issue and I’m always left wondering what to think or do. Because I like the artist, I like that ‘prettyboy’ comic, and even if they’ve done something distasteful, do I have to stop looking at art I like because of that?
Nobody’s perfect and everyone does problematic things, so for this issue and others like it, I’m personally going to keep looking at what makes me happy, and if I felt like patronizing the artist I would do so unless they had committed a crime. I feel like the focus needs to be on the larger culture that normalizes the sexualization of young people, not attacking people who are affected by that culture. It wouldn’t make the artist change anyway, so why not focus instead on the cultural changes we need to make to our attitudes to sex, consent, and what is considered attractive, rather than attacking artists who won’t learn from the experience anyway, or guilting people who just want to look at pretty pictures.
Just my thoughts, but if you disagree you are probably right to do so. I have no truly strong feelings one way or the other, because I’m still working through the fact that seeing an older shota doesn’t bother me but even an older loli does. Internal prejudices and whatnot.