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Elizabeth Mandy Lynn
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Hi! My name's Elizabeth Mandy Lynn, but you can just call me Ezzie. I'm an artist, a writer, and every once and a while I make videos. I am an official member of Slytherin House with the mentality of an air bender. I have my own art style, but I will occasionally do fan art as well. I am a firm believer that we are put here for a purpose and that we are all worth something. :D

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It is NEVER Okay to Say That Someone Deserved It

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 20, 2014, 4:20 PM
Okay, let me just clarify something right now: this is not a rant. It's more of a question ... in rant-ish form.

Let me explain.

I have been so crazy busy lately with school and work (only 3 more weeks 'till the semester's over-thank God!) that I haven't really had a chance to check my page except for the occasional comment here and there.

So, yeah, I had a LOT of deviations to catch up on from all the people/groups I watch (a little over 5,000). Anyway, I noticed a trend in these submissions that .... really bothers me in a way.

I noticed that a good majority of the submissions/comments/journals were very violent. 

Let me explain what I personally define as violent. It's not so much your basic trolling such as "This sucks!" or "You can't do art!" or "That character isn't supposed to look like that or be paired with that character." I also don't really define artwork like a soldier shooting a gun or the Joker blowing up a factory as violent. While these are violent acts, I don't feel the uncertainty or sense of being attacked when I look at these images.

No, I don't define violence in this particular setting like that at all.

I define violent as in:
"Go **** yourself!"
"Shut up, you whore!"
"This is bull****! Why the ****in' hell would you do that!!!!"
"Do the world a favor and kill yourself!"
"Suck my ****, you ****. It's the only thing you're good at anyway."

Or graphic imagery such as:
A baby being torn out of a mother's womb
An icon that features a man swinging around his genitals
Bloody women giving men blowjobs
A man beating a child
A child clawing out the eyes of its mother

The list goes on.

I am no stranger to explicit imagery/content. This is the internet after all and I quickly learned to tread lightly. However, I have never had so much graphic exposure like this in one sitting before. Nor have I ever been so disturbed and sickened by what I am seeing.

I feel that when people think of art, they think they can do anything and that the best kind of art is the kind that shocks people. While that can be true in some cases, the matter of the fact remains: there is art and then there is tasteful art.

Tasteful art sounds like a really prissy term, but I don't mean it in that context. While I do respect an artist's opinions and freedom to express their ideas/emotions, there is a line.

I don't suppose it is so much the violence that disturbs me (and it does), but it's who the violence is being directed towards and the message behind these comments/artwork:

Women and children.

I am not a hardcore feminist and I do not believe that men are inferior to women. Nor do I believe that I am stronger or weaker than a man because of my gender. I have come to lose pride in the term feminism because it is often treated as a personal vendetta against men. I personally have known a few females who saw it that way, but the truth is that the majority do not. It's a stereotype that has been around for well over a hundred years and I don't expect to go away anytime soon.

I consider myself more of an equalist (no, not a anti-bender fanatic). I believe in free opportunities and expression to everyone regardless of sex, race, ethnic orientation, etc. 

So what does this have to do with the comments? The artists were either female or were labeled as being "white-knight feminists" (a.k.a. male artists who are slightly more vocal about gender equality). 

What does this have to do with the art? Well, the art and descriptions for them imply that women are subservient and should remain subservient to men. That the female subjects deserved the beatings and degraded state they were in. The children were all badly beaten or being attacked by dark male figures whether it was an older brother or father or just another adult male. Most of the children were little girls with a few boys here and there. All of the art I saw with explicit violence directed towards children implied an abusive relationship with the occasional implication of sexual violence.

Let me be clear-I am not asking for a "Let's Clean Deviant Art!" campaign. I am not asking for these artists to have their profiles taken down or to have their pages covered with comments telling them how belittling these submissions are. I don't really want to ask anything from you guys. I have no immediate course of action or a plan to fix everything.

I just want this to stop or at least appear very little.

It is never okay to beat or harm a person or a child, regardless of their sex. It is never okay to say that someone deserves to be hurt or neglected. It is never okay to degrade a person to something less than human.

It is unacceptable and inexcusable for anyone to do these things to another human being.

That's all I have to say. Thanks for reading.

P.S. Please do not leave any comments calling me a man-hater/feminist crusader. All comments will be ignored/hidden and I will block you. I don't need any of that crap and, sadly, it only proves my point even more.

P.S.S. Furthermore, please feel free to state your opinions in a respectful manner. I really feel like this an important topic to discuss and I would love to have conversations with you guys about this. 

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Maheen-S 21 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav! c:
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EzzieLynn 21 hours ago  Student General Artist
No prob! :D
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ms-wabbit 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi,friend!!!! thanks for the fave!!!!!!!! :D
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EzzieLynn 1 day ago  Student General Artist
No problem-you're very good :D
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MotiNeco 2 days ago  New member
Thank you for the fave!
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EzzieLynn 1 day ago  Student General Artist
De nada
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thanks a lot for the watch/comment and all the faves on my Zelda FA/Comic.
I'm glad you enjoyed them so much     ヾ(´▽`)ノ   

About your question regarding the Minish Cap comic:
I didn't make that part about the hat up, I think it was in
the game : )  
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EzzieLynn 2 days ago  Student General Artist
Didn't know that :iconcuriosityplz:

And no problem-I think you're really good
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borockman 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave.
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EzzieLynn 2 days ago  Student General Artist
No prob!
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