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I am a feminist, a vegetarian, a witch, an environmentalist, a pacifist political activist, an anti-sexual assault activist, and a woman of French, Native American, Italian, Irish, English, German, Spanish, and Jewish descent. I am ashamed of none of these and I will continue to write about issues that concern me, based on the above. I write from my own experience, my own personal research, and my own observation. I believe that reading is better than watching when it comes to education. I find that writing is a liberating experience. I'm sorry if anything offends you here, but since I refuse to take any of my work down if based on that alone, I recommend not bothering with my gallery if you disregard the need for feminism, hate vegetarians, refuse to recognize the Old Religion as a religion, don't believe Global Warming is happening, defend war, or are a rape apologist. Otherwise, feel free to let me know how I've offended you, and I'll see what I can do. :)

I enjoy discussion, I enjoy thought-sharing, but I will not be attacked on my page or on my deviations. Since some don't seem to get that part, directly insulting me constitutes an attack. Now that you know all this coming in, you can't say I didn't warn you. If you have a problem with my writing my views, here's a thought: write about yours and see if I waste my time coming to attack your work. I hope we understand one another. :)

A number of my writings now have the creative commons license. Please check to see before you distribute any of my writings. Other than that, I would be happy to see the things I have to say be spread far and wide if people find them inspiring or enlightening, so please feel free.

Current Residence: My grandparents' home
deviantWEAR sizing preference: small-extra small
Favourite genre of music: Celtic, Gothic, anything melodious and where the singers can actually sing
Favourite photographer: several people here
Favourite style of art: Renaissance oil painting
Operating System: PC
Shell of choice: Cowrie
Wallpaper of choice: Whatever works
Skin of choice: My own?
Favourite cartoon character: Edward Elric, Lust, Mulan, Mushu, Sloth, Maes Hughes, Izumi, Alex Louise Armstrong
Personal Quote: Not only did I not do it, but it never happened!
Interests
  • Listening to: fan and air conditioner
  • Reading: this site
  • Watching: laptop
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: Maybe pasta later. Or toast
  • Drinking: juice later
Woo! Haven't been here in a loooooong time. All my messages are deleted. :/ That's sad. Anyway, I guess I'll have to go through the comments of my deviations and be sure no new trolls shat in there. Speaking of trolls, I gotta update my commenting policy, and I'll include a link to this journal in said deviations. I also apologize for any comments I missed and for my absence in general. Just...gah, job loss and break up and sister pregnant and grandmother with cancer and sexual harassment at new job and another job loss because of that. Just. Stuff. I haven't really been able to write anything coherent for a long time, but I *think* I'm coming out of it.

Anyway.

First off, this is not a safe space. While I do give try to give trigger warnings, shit can still be grim.

I very rarely delete comments from trolls; I like people to see their dirty laundry.

I do, however, block deviants who say certain things, as below. You get one warning, that's it.

01) NO SEXUAL APOLOGIA. God damn, do trolls have a hard time with this one. No excusing the assault, no justifying it, no minimizing it. No suggestions that it was the victim's fault (even if you're saying only partly), that the victim was stupid, that the victim led the perpetrator on, or that the victim should have/shouldn't have done x in order to have avoided it.

02) Holy shit. No transphobia. You can call it "trans critical" if you want, but no. I'm not having that shit here. No misgendering, no suggesting that trans women aren't "real" women, no calling straight trans men lesbians, no suggesting that including trans women in women-only space means "men in disguise" will come to rape women, no bullshit about how wombs are what make women women, just fucking NO. I don't care if you're an MRA, a feminist, or just a transphobic joe, I will not have this shit here.

03) Should go without saying, but no death threats, rape threats, or justification of such comments. That shit will not only get you blocked, but I'll report you as well.

04) No bullshit about false accusations of sexual assault. If the piece directly talks about false accusations, then yes. If it doesn't, then don't bring it up. No exceptions.

05) No slurs. You can talk about slurs, but you can't use them against anyone. That includes racial slurs, such as n*gger, ch*nk, sp*c; gendered slurs, such as sl*t, c*nt, wh*re, b*tch; homophobic slurs such as f*ggot, d*ke; transphobic slurs such as tr*nny, sh*m*le; ableist slurs such as r*tard, and any other word commonly used to put down members of an oppressed group of people. Now, members belonging to a group a slur is used against are welcome to use that particular slur in a reclamative way, like black people using n*gger, and women using b*tch, but that's it. White people can't use n*gger reclamatively, and dudes can't use b*tch that way either.

06) No abortion-shaming, adoption-shaming, or choosing-to-raise-it-shaming. You can criticize parents for being bad parents, no problems there, but you can't call abortion murder, adoption abandonment, or choosing to keep it milking the system. You don't have to like any of those choices, and they don't have to be choices you'd make yourself, but you don't get to shame people for not making the same choice you did.

07) No sl*t-shaming. Yes, it's entirely possible to slut-shame even without using slurs. No suggesting that a woman who has lots of sex with lots of people (assuming she's not cheating on anyone) is somehow undervalued, more likely to cheat on a serious partner, immoral, amoral, should "suffer consequences" for getting pregnant, doesn't get to say no to anyone, or can somehow not be sexually assaulted.

08) No body-shaming. That includes fat-shaming, skinny-shaming, face-shaming, whatever. Anything physical that people can't help, or it would take a ridiculous amount of time and/or money to help? Don't shame them for it.

09) No pr*de-shaming. I don't care if they're religious; I don't care if they're uptight; I don't care if they only have sex with an "elite" type of people. Do not shame them for not wanting to have sex. That's their right; leave 'em alone.

10) Stay on topic. This is more of a soft rule because tangents happen, but if you're switching goal-posts and being disingenuous or just coming onto any random deviation just to spout off without even dealing with the content? Nope.

11) If I catch you socking in order to evade a block or make it seem like there are other people on your side, you're done.

12) No spamming. I don't care about little Johnny who saw a ghost and died and you have to copy/paste it to ten people.

13) Don't arm-chair diagnose are call assholes terms like "schizo" or anything else suggesting they have a mental illness. Most times they don't; they're just assholes. And for the record, mentally ill people are both less likely to commit violence than mentally healthy people, and more likely to be victims of violence than people who aren't mentally ill.

14) No disingenuous accusations of any of the above.

I think that's it for now. I might add more later; if I missed something, let me know.

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SunflowerInTheRain Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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dan-zigg Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Hey, sorry for that bit of nonsense a while back. I got a little a silly and resorted to fail trolling rather than actually debating your points. Lol
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WitchVine Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Hey, at least you were amusing. I can't say that for everyone. =P
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dan-zigg Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Thanks, to be honest I don't really care about any of this socio-political nonsense. At least not to where I would openly label myself as whatever 'ism' of the week is popular.
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Matakoura Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014

Thank you so much for the fave! If you have time, would you mind commenting and telling me what you liked about my piece? It would mean a lot to me. :D (Big Grin)

 

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cabcyco Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you fave by cabcyco
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Nightfall26 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Thank you for the fave.
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NuxlyStardust Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Happy birthday.....are you still alive? O.o
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Lamplighter1968 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Happy birthday, Magic Lady!
Looks like you haven't been on much lately, but hope you get the message and have a terrific day ^.^
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twistedbrushfx Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ty for fav!
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