Following on from my last journal entry I continued my descent into the darkest corners of DA….there is some seriously, seriously fucked up shit here, created and followed by some seriously fucked up people.
I've even just reported a post…never thought I'd do that!
I'm actually even beginning to question my continued presence here…do I really want to be associated with this stuff?
I wrote this as a reply to one of the comments here; to save me writing the same thing over and over I post it here to let people know what I'm referring to:
'I have a young friend/acquaintance on here and she has shared with me some of the private messages she has been sent and they are truly horrific. I looked at the pages of the message senders, looked at their 'favs', went through the comments, followed the links to the 'artists' who's work they followed and what is apparent is that there are elements on this site with an agenda far, far removed from art. There are members here who specifically target young girls with not only messages that are sexually explicit but which are also often extremely aggressive and threatening. This is not art we're talking about..this is criminal! and if it continues unchecked and becomes public knowledge this site will either be closed down or will simply implode as people abandon it!'
Just to further make myself clear here. The member I'm referring to above is 14 years old; one of the messages she received was from a guy offering $75 to $100 for sets of nude photographs that he claimed he would then sell on to 'collectors' in Russia and the middle east!!