The Mail headline is linked below. This article has been edited to remove links to the photographs showing nudity on Pinterest to comply with usedview.com editing. Originally posted May 31.
I have told myself I would keep quiet on this issue but tonight it just cannot be done. A couple of things first because once I start, it is not going to be pretty. Tonight I sent 18 names and links to a lady that is going to help me bill Pinterest users for using my files. The Tumblr photos that are being used I am working on and will let people know.
I need to make this perfectly clear. I am no prude. I am a photographer that has taken photos of nude women all my life up to a few years ago. I have no issues with adults watching whatever they want and whatever kind of sex and with whomever they want as long as it is consensual and age appropriate, which means keep your damn hands and other things off the kids.
I have heard about Pinterest allowing pretty blatant photos of children being used and with the private boards that is a big possibility. I have not said they do that, I do not know, but here is an article that clearly states it and the supposed investigators from Utah. I hate people who abuse children period. I cannot stomach them. My opinion and I am damn well allowed it. I have very strong feeling concerning it since it is usually a family member, male or female. I know about the female part as a member of an in-law group did that to young boys. You see people use it as a weapon to get what they want and they are as bad the abusers. You see people who know about it that do not —–ing care. They are just as bad as the scum that did it. Now I hope you get my position on this.
I think the art of photography and the woman body is a beautiful thing. It is an art to photograph it right and when done right it is a thing of amazing beauty. With that said, there is no place that should allow children to see men and women in all combinations performing sex acts of all kinds. As I said I am not a prude but explicit sex shots have no place on sites that children can and do go to all the time.
Being the investigating type of _ss I can be sometimes I just had to look. Now one thing straight I did not and will never look for child pornography. That is being sent to the police departments. And yes I did and the churches that are on Pinterest get the next batches. I may have to join just to pin some of this on their sites.
What I found was beyond belief. You can look them up yourself by typing in Pinterest sex, Pinterest naked, Pinterest –ussy and you will find all you want. If you use the f-word you will have to see the second page on Google to find it if all you use is Pinterest _uck.
I am putting the links here for adults to use if they decide to look. You need to understand that these images are freely available to anyone who even goes to Pinterest without an account by using the search.
Now these are the less offensive ones. Remember they say they are a fair use site. I hope someone that I bill or take to court has the guts to say they are fair use.
The thing that bites my === is that Pinterest is almost all women users, it is almost all women in these photo and the most explicit are women doing it knowing it is being used on site like Pinterest. I know it is very easy to get women to pose nude but allowing themselves to be exploited in front of children is sick. Some of these shots show women being degraded, being leased and paraded like dogs. I get real angry when women make a lot of noise about men when they are letting these other women show the daughters and granddaughters that they should be doing this and letting a place like Pinterest show it to them at any age. This is just beyond belief. Doing it in private if you wish is one thing, posting it where children can see it is another. Where are the religious women that are using and supporting Pinterest? Where are the ones that were abused screaming about the secret boards and the child pornography that is supposedly going happening on the boards? They are probably sitting on their asses looking and pinning on Pinterest or watching television saying I was abused once instead of being a strong parent or woman and getting involved. Guess what I am a man and I am involved and Pinterest is not going to like it.
I have to get off my soapbox or I will get more upset and write some letters tonight I need to wait and write in the morning.
The art of nude photography or art is a well defined part of our history. I have great respect for some of the work that has been done. I actually seen on on Pinterest I thought was a absolutely beautifully shot and modeled photograph. The art was wonderful. I had never seen one shot this way. It is a nude looking man doing a push up with a nude woman on his back. She was lying face up and it was shot in silhouette in black and white. Awesome shot. Still not right for young children but a wonderful shot.
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Disclaimer: I am not an attorney and this has no legal advice in it. This article is my personal opinion and not necessarily that of usedview.com and the parent company or affiliates. The article in the Mail is their opinion of the news they have uncovered and not mine. My opinions are mine alone and on the subject of child pornography and exposing our youngest children to things like this I could care less what anyone else thinks.