[Commons-l] Fwd: [Gendergap] Photo of the Day on Wikimedia Commons

Ryan Kaldari rkaldari at wikimedia.org
Mon May 16 13:04:35 UTC 2011

On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 10:56 AM, Chris McKenna <cmckenna at sucs.org> wrote:

> Am I alaone in completely failing to understand what the fuss is about?
> The image is not pornographic, exploitative, illegal or otherwise
> inapropriate for featured picture status.

The image is also not artistically, historically, or culturally significant,
unlike all the other examples you cited. The only reason it's featured is
because it's sexually arousing to anime fanboys who happen to dominate the
culture of Wikimedia Commons. I don't need to crawl into a semantic
rabbit-hole to defend this observation. I think its obvious to any
reasonable person. If the image would be embarrassing to pull up in front of
a classful of students, it shouldn't be on the Commons Main Page.

Ryan Kaldari
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