Hello my dear watchers! Today I would like to share some thoughts that are on my mind forever as it seems, but I have never written a journal about this and also, I have no idea where to start. It is no rant, it is just sharing my thoughts and you may feel free to comment here if you have your own thoughts about this. I aplogize for my english, those things are complicated to write about in a foreign language. And I am still the uncrowned queen of typos.
It is about me being a woman and being confronted with boobies and skimpy outfits in the world of premade 3D content and pictures. It is about people feeling insecure about seeing naked men in this context while all those 3D dolls who wear nothing is totally fine with them. Yes, same old same old topic, but this time I would like to tell you my very poersonal view as a woman.
Please, feel free to just check out the newest items at the DAZ3D shop. Or also - visit renderosity, look at their newest works in the gallery. Or check out their newest items in their shop as well... I do this every day because I am a customer on both sites. Those are just example sites, there is many more and I am not intending to talk badly about them because without those, I´d be in trouble with my own work...
But what do you see? I see a lot of naked skin, female skin. I see the perfect bodies with the most perfect proportions that every REAL woman like me could dream about. I see VERY slutty outfits, I am sorry... but a real woman wearing those things would be called a slut and laughed about and pointed at and really would be in trouble. Men would take her as a woman that comes home with them easily and she would be in high danger as there is also criminals running around outside, so yeah, that is reality. We know that it is, no matter where we live.
So why is it that those things are so popular in the world of premade 3D content? While are the galleries everywhere spammed with all those dolls showing off their perfect curves, wearing almost nothing to nothing and holding their boobs and asses into the virtual camera? Because... this is NOT reality and the stuff works in a virtual world. There is the erotic fantasies of the artists included as well as a feeling for aesthetics and also the appreciation of the female form... oh so many things are included there and you know, I am totally fine with it. Totally.
But.... I am still a woman and sometimes I ask myself how my gender is seen in general in the world of 3D. I am very secure about me being female and also I feel very well in my skin (the way I look I mean), even though I am not having those perfect curves and this wonderful perfect skin. I am real. With all the real issues and imperfections that make me unique. I do not mind looking at those pictures and can appreciate them, even though my personal preference for motives is something else.
Talking about my personal preference when it comes to artwork, we now reach the old and well known topic of double standards. Because I show men, that have the perfect shape and also, they tend to show that they do have this perfect shape. I know that I am no way different than others here who show the ladies and also - I am fine with this. It is just that I got many reactions to this of people, who obviously have a problem with looking at my work while they are totally fine with looking at the 3D ladies, both showing the same amount of skin.
I do not want to go into depth about this now as we have had this discussion before and it is as it is, I just want to say here:
Please people, remember that when looking at a "perfect" (while this is of course a subjective view here) male shape makes you feel insecure, think about us women who are confronted with the beautiful and perfect ladies EVERYWHERE, not only in (3D) arts. If we were to feel insecure everytime we are confronted with chain mail bikinis, DD cubs, full lips and perfectly shaped asses, we´d be extinct in a few years as we all would commit suicide. Stay calm, enjoy the view or look away, it is in your hands.
Also, and this is something about the DA galleries here; please be respectful when commenting on pictures. So many times I read really sexistic stuff which bothers me especiallywhen it is posted on photos of real people... we are allowed to have the most naughty thoughts but not everytime we should write them down in a comment, using a really bad and dirty language. Yup, this includes my own work as well even though even the more naughty comments are usually well-written and not so much mean and sexistic.