by velvetrasputin
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If anyone else is interested here's the FA's policy as well as Weasyl's (which I prefer) and Pillowfort's.


"2.7 Content Involving Minors
Content featuring minors is prohibited when the minor is in the presence of sexual activity, sexual objects, or nudity, though exceptions may be made for non-sexual depictions of birth and breastfeeding. Presence is defined as being in the same scene, such as sharing a comic panel, contiguous image, reference sheet, or specific section of a story where characters are engaging each other.

Minors may not have detailed bulges or outlines of normal or hyper genitalia, clothed or otherwise. Minors may not have their pregnancies fetishized. Minors younger than 13 may not be depicted as pregnant. Minors are defined as real or fictional humanoids with a childlike body or younger than 18 years old, and any adolescent animals."


"Minors in Sexual/Mature Situations: Submissions and other uploaded content must not contain characters who are or are depicted as being under the age of eighteen present in sexual situations, whether or not they are directly involved. Additionally, minors may not be depicted with unacceptable nudity. "Depicted as being under the age of eighteen" can mean one of two things:
The character is referred to or implied as being under 18, whether in a visual or written piece, or;
The character in question has small child- or infant-like proportions (excepting stylized depictions of adults that incorporate childlike proportions, e.g. “chibi”). Canon is taken into consideration; however, if the character has the appearance of being under 18 or is not depicted “aged up”, the submission may still be removed.

Unacceptable nudity for the purposes of this article entails both of the following:
Genitals, buttocks, and/or mammaries with nipples are viewable.
Not depicted using non-detailed nudity or cartoon nudity.

Furthermore, photographs must not contain any improperly clothed minors regardless of the situation depicted."


"Sexual or sexually-suggestive content that appears to involve minors. This includes (but is in no way limited to) visual content such as illustrations, drawings, paintings, comics, digitally-generated images, and related visual content that (1) shows a minor engaged in sexual conduct or (2) shows a minor with exposed genitalia and lacks any legitimate medical or scientific purpose."
DISCLAIMER: I am 100% anti-pedophilia and I have actually done trafficking rescues. I have also reported actual suspected incidents.

However, as someone who used to have a girlfriend with a genetic disorder that stopped her growth at 4'10," two close friends with metabolic disorders, and my suffering complications related to CAH and eating disorders which caused me to look like I was 16 until I was 30, the whole thing about excluding perfectly legal drawings of adults that resemble "minors" is not only excessive, but it's outright ableist and body shaming.

It should be the viewer's responsibility to NOT disable the shota filter, especially in jurisdictions where this type of art is illegal, if they don't want to see shota.
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# Posted on 2020-08-25 @ 11:51 PM
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^ This
When I was 18 and out for lunch with my mother and grandmother, my mother was asked if I needed a kids menu (11 and under). This memory has been ingrained in me to the point of bitterness whenever my age is assumed. When I was in my 20's I was constantly beaned as a teenager. Even now I'm still only getting 20 to maybe 25 if I'm already visibly offended by "you're too young for [x]" which is ablest in itself.

My best friend took her cousin to her high school opening, they have around a 10 year age gap. While the cousin was checking the place out, my friend was asked what grade she is. "Oh, I graduated college some years ago, also I'm married."

When style is involved it blurs even farther. I have a colorful, cutesy-esque style; even my adults with older children look fairly young.
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# Posted on 2020-08-27 @ 8:00 PM
Thank you!
# Posted on 2020-08-27 @ 8:56 PM
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