So, I for one am sad that Molly was shut down.
Let me tell you all why, and my reasons why I am not and never will be a ‘Down with Molly’ person.
First of all, I enjoyed Molly’s comics. They were nothing more than adult humor. Molestia herself was playful, coy, and a seductress- things that make an adult comedy an adult comedy.
Is anyone a fan of Oglaf? Molestia was basically that- only ponies.
The reason I think that so many people are against her is because of the fact she’s a character from My Little Pony.
Let me explain a thing to you.
There are other children shows that have gotten way worse footage of sexual themes, ranging from Barney to Kim Possible to anything Disney. What are you going to do about that? Seriously? Nothing, because no one really pays attention to them.
So here’s what I don’t understand. Yes, the DWM campaign was about rape, molestation, and general violation rights. But really the question is; do rapists really look at Molly and go ‘hm, I think I’m going to rape someone’ ? No. No they don’t-unless they’re that fucked up- and even then if that were the case then it could have been only a matter of time with or without Molly for them to strike.
I am not for rape. I am not a supporter of rape whatsoever, and for those who actually know me know why; I myself am a victim of abuse- sexual, emotional, and physical. Does this mean that Molly upsets me? Get’s me off in any sort of way? Fuck no- I enjoy Molly’s comics because they’re fucking hilarious.
But because I find them funny doesn’t mean I support it. When you watch America’s Funniest Videos, and you laugh at an old lady falling down the stairs due to a prank, does that mean that you’re going to push your granny down to get a laugh? If you make a dirty or dark joke does it mean that you’re going to laugh at it one moment and then act on it?
Let’s talk about the media- because that’s the main issue here. The media likes to make disputes and focus on things that cause drama. One of these reasons is because they’re excited to exploit something the wrong way- that’s what makes the green fill up their fat wallets more than anything.
If you think about it, you can actually make a huge fiasco out of the slightest things. ‘Oh man that person used God’s name in vain.’ Well shit, looks like we have to stone them now because he’s done wrong in the sight of religion.
RELIGION IS A CHOICE.
OH SHIT YOU GUYS. THAT PERSON HAS A CHOICE. A FUCKING OPINION. WATCH OUT, BECAUSE THAT MEANS THAT THEY’RE A BAD PERSON.
…I don’t think anyone thinks things through. Yes, I did think all of this through, but even I accept that people will find flaws in this rant and use them to hurt me further.
Oh yes, further. I had posted on Molly’s DA page about how I was sorry that half my gender (because it was a feminist group that led the DWM campaign) and was sad that they shut down, but to keep drawing because they’re fabulous. (And he is.) In response, I got a comment saying that SHE should apologize for ME because I’m just as bad as Molly. Those aren’t the exact words, but it’s the basic jist. What I’m posting here is more or less the long version of what I told her.
It is your choice to read NSFW comics, let alone view the artwork, fanfiction, or otherwise. Regardless of it being MLP- as I stated before it could be anything- the only way it can harm someone is if they let it harm them. I am a rape survivor, and I choose to not let it harm me anymore.
No I don’t want people to feel sorry for me, no I do NOT want people to overlook this. What I want is people to cool their jets- Molly is just a comic. My Little Pony is just a show. Art is long, life is short. Focus on the more prominent things- like helping ACTUAL rape victims, and raise little boys and girls right- because if you raise them to think rape is okay then that’s how they’re going to grow. Focus on life, and the things that truly are problems- not art.
Art is passion
Art is an escape
Art is long.
Life. Is. Short.