Commission of a royal portrait
One of the lesser addressed questions about Down With Molestia that I’ve seen is “Why now? Why, after this blog being out for more than two years, are people suddenly against it?”
The answer is that a good amount of people have ALWAYS been against the blog, it’s message, and it’s portrayal of rape and/or molestation.
HOWEVER whenever someone would actively speak out against it they would instantly get bombarded with messages telling them to “take a joke” “get over themselves” and tons of other asinine comments from the blog’s diehard fandom.
The fandom for Ask Molestia is so ravenous and large that when the blog WAS taken down by Tumblr staff they managed to bombard them with enough messages and complaints to bring the blog back.
- Just let that little tidbit sink in for a while.
- You got it in your head yet?
- Feel a little dead inside?
- Okay good.
At any rate, most of those who opposed the blog went quiet for a bit, stating their disdain every so often but never actively waging a campaign against the blog.
It’s only until recently that someone had enough courage to say “fuck’em” and decided to rally others to speak out. Thus Down With Molestia was born.
And even NOW people who are for the movement are too afraid to voice their support due to having been harassed by fans in the past. They see others getting anon hate and rape apologists who are telling people to “take a fucking joke.”
Keeping it quiet, forcing others to do the same, telling you to “get over it,” these are all things that rape culture has been enforcing.
However keeping quiet about it won’t stop it and I can assure you that it will not make you feel better about anything.
Speak up against it.
And never let anyone silence you.
I love JJ and his art and the way he portrays Luna and the rest of the characters, but can we please get rid of the rapey bits.
I know I’ll lose followers, I know I’ll get hate mail, but I’m tired of my voice being silenced. I want to be heard. This is not a joke. Sexual abuse and molestation is not a joke. I’m a victim myself, and to see people taking it so lightly, is sickening. Rape is not a joke. Rape is not sexy. Stop glorifying these acts. I recently babysat a child who entered my room, and upon seeing my massive My Little Pony collection, she ran to my Friendship is Magic shelf and started naming them, and once she got to Celestia, she told me she rapes people. She simply googled images of Celestia, and that little girl now knows what rape is. That was the last straw. I haven’t told many of you, but I had a terrible rape experience and My Little Pony is my passion. This needs to end.
I want to make a difference. Im willing to fight. Down with Molestia! We need to take a stand. Who’s with me?