More than a century after the artists of the Vienna Secession declared “to every age its art; to art its freedom”, the Austrian capital has found a new site for artistic expression free from censorship: the adults-only platform OnlyFans.
Vienna’s tourism board has started an account on OnlyFans – the only social network that permits depictions of nudity – in protest against platforms’ ongoing censorship of its art museums and galleries.
Censoring nude paintings from some of the greatest painters in human history is peak pearl-clutching.
It’s ironic then that just a couple months ago the news was reporting that onlyfans was going to ban adult content. They only reversed course after protests that they were banning the very people most responsible for onlyfan’s success. Turns out the owner didn’t want it to be for porn, but he earned a fortune because of it.
Any one else thought adult entertainment meant something completely different?
A lot of prohibitionist and discriminantory behaviour at the political and international level is driven by people like US right wing politicians and card and payment processors which are mostly in hock to US domestic politics..
As I’m almost certainly likely to be the only person on this site wearing a pearl necklace (I’m wearing one now) the pearl clutching analogy gets very tiresome when the entire crisis is driven by interests which are mostly male dominated. Yes, right wing wome who fit the trad wife anti-aborionist etctera model do kick up a stink under the guise of representing women and they can be very vociforous and use their positions in academia or the media ruthlessly but they don’t speak for all women.
For anyone with a general interest in the area the book “A Billion Wicked Thoughts” is as good as any a place to begin.