PROTEST: Taking a stand against pornography
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This rose is dedicated to all the JPG members who are willing to take a stand against the pornography recently posted by foxharvard and his ilk. (http://www.jpgmag.com/photos/2435342). JPG was, and should remain, a family-friendly site where photographs can be posted and enjoyed by all.
I will be leaving this site - as will many others - if JPG does not change their current choice of allowing unacceptable images.
I have written to JPG, and hope others will as well, asking them to please rethink their acceptance of smut and porn on this site, especially since their rules specifically state: "We're okay with artful nudes; however, sexually explicit work is not appropriate."
I am still traveling, so Internet access is very limited, but I felt so strongly after seeing a spotlighted photo by this person, I had to act!
Update: The filter system has been changed.
Also by Susan Littlefield
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