11/12

Not Fappy Jan

By Geisha Bar
AKIKA

Tumblr is banning porn. As of 17 Dec this year.
Sayyyyy whaaaaat?
Yeah. Tumblr now warns that material including “photos, videos, or GIFs that show real-life human genitals or female-presenting nipples, and any content—including photos, videos, GIFs and illustrations—that depicts sex acts” will be banned.
For the record, this move is the equivalent of McDonald’s deciding they are no longer going to sell burgers made from beef. You can’t turn around and delete the very thing that made you what you are! Tumblr wouldn’t even be a thing if it wasn’t for the amount of adult content shared there.
This is a huge thing. Tumblr is the last place online where a person with a hypershort attention span can have a decent scroll ‘n’ fap. And not only is it important for the most impatient of us, it’s a really important website for women and members of the LGBTQ community, who have never had as safe a porn space to participate in, and have their voices heard. Tumblr has provided marginalised members of society with a safe space to let their freak flags fly, and in removing any and all adult content, they are further marginalising the porn spaces of those who are not straight white males.
But Tumblr don’t curr bout that. And why should they? They sold out to Verizon back in 2013, and Verizon don’t make any money from Tumblr, seeing it as a giant thorn in their side these days. Some say the ban is because Apple refuse to facilitate the Tumblr app unless Verizon could guarantee there would be no adult content. Steve Jobs did famously say “if you want porn get an android phone”, and I guess his wishes are now being carried out. Well enjoy the hordes of nobody left on Tumblr is all I can say.
Congratulations to the puritanical fuckwits who are sanitising the internet and ruining all the female and queer-friendly spaces. You’re the problem, not the solution.
Without love, Akika xoxoxoxooxoxoxoxox