Why the death of Tumblr porn is especially bad for women

City Women & co

December 06, 2018 at 10:10AM

Tumblr has announced that, starting December 17, it will ban all adult content, which it defines as “photos, videos, or GIFs that show real-life human genitals or female-presenting nipples, and any content—including photos, videos, GIFs, and illustrations—that depicts sex acts.” The move comes after Tumblr was removed from the App Store in November due to child pornography availablility, and though the platform has since upped its screening, and flagging, and content-removing practices, it has yet to be restored to Apple?s good graces. But this reaction by the site, which feels harsh to me, certainly doesn?t put it in my good graces.

For the uninitiated, Tumblr has long been a respite for erotica artists and folks who create, curate, consume GIFs from porn. And for women like me, the 11-year-old website has been a trusty destination for female-friendly porn that feels more so for me…

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