And Boner resists this 100%! Oh Tumblr, our old friend. Men around the world have been lovingly using you as a wank bank for years. We’ve spent many happy days and nights together scrolling and jerking, and then you turn on us with the puritanical enthusiasm of one of those crazy people at Pride events with the misspelt Bible slogans on a placard.

Not even a fully-clothed David Beckham is safe. The autobot censorship wagon has been trundling through everyone’s content marking all kinds of content ‘explicit.’

Porn is important

However utterly ridiculous this all seems, it has serious consequences for all aspects of our LGBTQ+ community. Porn is an important art form and mode of self-expression for many thousands of people around the world, and they’ve been using the Tumblr platform as their home for a number of years. Having this taken away with such little warning is diabolical.

It seems utterly unfair that a huge community of law-abiding creatives have been marginalized by the acts of a handful of paedophiles.

Some of the most marginalised members of our community, including sex workers, porn actors, actresses and directors have used Tumblr as their base of operations. Tumblr’s banning of their content brands them as dirty, obscene and unvalued. Fuck you Tumblr. We celebrate and cherish all of our brothers and sisters that diversify and celebrate human sexuality through their myriad of many wonderful art forms.

Why did it happen?

After the discovery of images of child abuse was flagged by Download.com. It seems utterly unfair that a huge community of law-abiding creatives have been marginalized by the acts of a handful of pedophiles. Child abuse imagery is not porn made by consenting adults.

 

Tumblr was quickly banned from the Apple store. Banning all adult content seems to have been the way that Tumblr intends to get back into Apple’s good books. Although who now – apart from right-wing extremists and neo-nazis – wants to be downloading such a draconian content platform?

What’s the alternative?

Well there’s an online petition going on for about 18+ version of Tumblr , but this would probably get it in trouble with Apple. Anyway, do we really want to cling on to a platform that has just spat on us? You could always make your own blog, using WordPress. Or, there’s an alternative hosting platform like Sharesome , that in an open letter, said; “Sharesome is a site that welcomes all the people you just kicked off your platform… we will develop an import tool, so they can move to us.

 

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