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

Chris McKenna cmckenna at sucs.org
Mon May 16 14:24:20 UTC 2011

On Mon, 16 May 2011, Ryan Kaldari wrote:

> The image is also not artistically, historically, or culturally significant,
> unlike all the other examples you cited.

Please cite your sources for the (lack of) artistic, historic, or cultural 
significance for this image and all the other examples 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.

Citation needed for a /very/ offensive remark.

> I don't need to crawl into a semantic
> rabbit-hole to defend this observation.

Why? Please be objective, preferably include references to reliable 

> 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.

Please define "reasonable person" in an objective, culturally neutral way. 
Please list an objective set of culturally neutral criteria that would 
allow any image to be safely displayed to any given group of people in a 
way that does not introduce censorship or cultural bias.

"Not censored" means just that. If you aren't happy that some images that 
offend you (or you find offensive on others' behalf) might be displayed 
then you should not use Wikimedia Commons.


Chris McKenna

cmckenna at sucs.org

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