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STAMP: Enough Sexuality Stamps by Emotikonz STAMP: Enough Sexuality Stamps by Emotikonz

EDIT AGAIN: Thanks for the DD.

Now here's a main point for the most of you (nice and mean both):
Check the title of the stamp.
Now the first two (scrolling) lines.
And the description.

This isn't about letting people making the next KKK or whatever illegal/etc decisions they make, this is about people not making any more damn sexuality stamps. We wouldn't 'need' them if people didn't keep making such a big deal out of something that isn't necessary info for the average Joe. :| I understand that people consider sexuality a major part of their identity, but I am a tomboy PC gamer and consider this a greater representation of 'me' than my asexuality. I also live my life in and through music - singing, humming, listening to it to calm down and playing my own music to help me fall asleep. Anyone who knows me can tell you that not an hour goes by I'm not singing, humming, or listening to music. Yet I don't introduce myself as such to everyone and make a hundred freaking stamps about any of it and I certainly don't get offended when others don't do the same or make stamps about liking Xbox games or just reading in silence more.

To clear up additional confusion the "I detest" is not there to say you should allow hate. It is there for these reasons:
:bulletblue: So there are three prefixes to four qualities, meaning they all match up eventually
:bulletblue: Because I have seen stamps such as these, and
:bulletblue: because people making these stamps are the ones that should be doing the decision-respecting.

As for my use of the world 'decisions':
:bulletblue: The 'respecting decisions' applies to more than just sexuality (although sexuality is the focus of this stamp). This is, in fact, my mantra.
:bulletblue: Whether I say 'decisions' or 'natures', someone will complain (can't please everyone), and
:bulletblue: the line would be too long if I said decisions/natures - it's going fast enough already. Plus
:bulletblue: your sexuality may or may not be a conscious decision. But look at it this way - your choice to ACT ON IT is. ;)

And, uh, before I get in more comments in like (don't worry, you previous guys are forgiven :cookie:). I did not want this to be featured. I still don't. Of all my stuff to be DD'd, this would be among the last. So please do not accuse me of wanting publicity, because I'm having trouble dealing with what this stamp has garnered already. Thanks. :)




EDIT:Doubled its length to allow for slower (and therefore easier to read) text. And before any idiots complain that it now supports/detests something they detest/support, note that there are three prefixes but four traits, so they all end up matched with each other eventually. It's just this time you can actually READ them because they move at the same speed.

Ironically I used a stamp (about sexuality, more or less) to say how seriously, I get way too many sexuality stamps in my inbox. (Both support and detest stamps, interestingly enough.)

I had to overlap/warp frames so you are still reading the third line when the first reappears, but I redid that section a couple dozen times and this was the best I could get.

In fact, even after uploading this (but before hitting 'submit') I redid the bottom line, and recoloured it.

Sorry, then, for the swift reading and super-eyesight required.

Be grateful I didn't put the shine animation on this one. That would have been too far.

TEXT AS FOLLOWS:
    I support / I detest / I'm proud of my
    homosexuality / asexuality / bisexuality / heterosexuality
    Does it matter?
    Just respect other people's decisions
    whether or not you agree with them.
DON'T comment just to list things I 'missed'. There a at least a dozen different things I could put on the second line: -sexuality, -romanticness, and all those combinations. I just picked the four most common. Deal with it.
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Given 2011-02-18
Not only is STAMP: Enough Sexuality Stamps by =Emotikonz flawlessly animated with smooth scrolling, but it also portrays an important message. All in all, a worthy stamp to put in your shoutboard or journal! ( Suggested by stuck-in-suburbia and Featured by BurgerBunny )
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TheArtFrog Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Student General Artist
"We wouldn't 'need' them if people didn't keep making such a big deal out of something that isn't necessary info for the average Joe."

- THIS! :D

Stop Making Irrelevant Things Seem Important! by TheArtFrog

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IrishBecky Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I agree, I'm tired of sexuality stamps too. :P
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MisgivingsX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
I disagree with homosexuality. Yet I am the one who is called "hate-filled." I accept homosexuality, doesn't mean I have to agree with it. I am called "homophobic." It is really hypocritical.
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CreepyEmotionalRantr Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god, I hate that. My mom is the same way, when people call her homophobic it's really annoying.
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DaBair Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm probably in the minority in that I don't consider my sexuality a major part of my identity.
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Vulpes-Exogenesis Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing stamp. I'm putting it on my profile.
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FeralFlamespirit Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
what the fuck relation have this, with pc gamers? xD 
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:iconemotikonz:
Emotikonz Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If you found this by searching for those words, it will be because they are in the description.
I understand that people consider sexuality a major part of their identity, but I am a tomboy PC gamer and consider this a greater representation of 'me' than my asexuality.

Ta-da! That's dA's search engine for you.
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FeralFlamespirit Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wiii!! thank you then ^^
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AkatsukiAndBloodstar Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree.
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ChaoticDarkAngel Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014   Writer
This stamp was misleading to me at first as well XD But I get it so it's all good ^^ I care more about personality rather then someone's orientation or if they're asexual. If you're a nice person then I'll befriend you :3 Has nothing to do with your sexuality.
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RadioactivePills Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I understand this completely. xD At first I was all "Wut." But now I understand.
Like, cool, be proud to be who you are, but when you have it all over your page.. o_o
Like, "C'mon guys, there's more to you than all that gay. Where's your personality?" xD
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Hikari-Tono Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I Am Straight, but i agree perfectly with it.
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:iconcrimsonoid:
Crimsonoid Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I just see the truth here =D *clap clap clap*
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IokoThePanda Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
itīs just the truth!
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CinematicScene Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student
Thanks for putting this, absolutely using. :3
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:iconbreakability:
breakability Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yet them love who they love ^^
Nothing wrong with it (i'm straight btw.. o.o)
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Oseltamivir Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
True but when people's "opinions" are only based on some animalistic hatred or the brainwashing of their parents, church, etc. I don't think they should get treated respectfully. Respect is earned. I say this because these people are egregiously hateful, aggressive and rude off the bat. You either ignore them or call them out on their character flaw.
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Motion-Music Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
I follow the same phylosohpy, but I also think people need to be more critical of themselves when making decisions.
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elfabella Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student General Artist
My favorite part of this stamp is all the thought that went into it. A lot of people would focus on the animation and colouring (which are quite beautiful :)) and not really think so thoroughly about the meaning behind it. Brownie points to you for putting so much thought into your creation!
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PheonixReaper Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Aww, awesome stamp! Both the aesthetics and message are admirable! And you're mantra's pretty awesome too. If more people subscribed to that philosophy, the world would be a much nicer place to live, eh?
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JazzBerriApples Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
then enough 'enough *INSERT-TOPIC-HERE*' stamps. how about that? :/
u cant have it both ways.
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LegendWeaver Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love how you put this stamp together. You did a really awesome job.:D
Plus I love how you respectfully explained yourself to try to avoid conflict and confusion.

Lastly, I agree with this stamp and your opinions 100%.
Instant fav.
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CanidCrazy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, but if we should respect the decisions of others even if we do not agree with them, that would mean we should respect their decision to make sexuality stamps. This reasoning would also mandate the decomissioning of the criminal justice system, as such is entirely devoted to denouncing, deterring, and punishing decisions that do not meet our approval.
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the-snow-fox Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
I think the implied meaning is, "We should respect the decisions of others even if we do not agree with them as long as they do not violate basic human rights." I don't know about in other countries, but in America the criminal justice system is based on violations of the right to life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness. By this definition someone's sexuality does not infringe upon the basic rights of others, so it would have nothing to do with criminal justice (:
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feffsquee Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
thank you
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Artemis-F-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an awesome stamp. :o Look at how smoothly all the words move! :lol:
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:iconpudding510:
pudding510 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait, isn't asexual plants??
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:iconemotikonz:
Emotikonz Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, plants don't have sexual preferences to either male or female, so I guess they are asexual. :lol:

There are actually a few meaning for asexual, the three most common ones being:
1: Completely without gender as a species' feature. Most plants are without gender because they have both parts on each blossom - though not all, kiwifruit for example has seperate gendered plants. The asari from Mass Effect are an asexual species, for example.
2: Feeling sexual attracting neither female nor male (opposing homosexuality, heterosexuality, bisexuality etc). Asexuals can still feel romantic attraction to either or both genders, but feel no pull for a sexual relationship with either.
3: Refers to a form of reproduction that requires no second participant. For example bacteria split their nuclei in two, then fully separate into two complete organsisms on their own - this is asexual reproduction.

The definition you seem to be thinking of is (1), but in this context we are talking about (2), which is swiftly becoming the more assumed of the definitions.
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pudding510 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, OK that makes sense :) Yeah, I'm not very familiar with terms like that..
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Icouto Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
I never thought of this....and now that I have, I agree......Maybe I should unfavorite my stamps about that?
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:iconemotikonz:
Emotikonz Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Doesn't really matter. It's not like people get notified if you unfave something, but what you do is your choice.
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Icouto Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
True. -.-ll
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Icouto Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Just noticed the DD. Congrats!!
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SparklyDest Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Congrats on the DD! :D
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RMXTrailMix Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
There's a dam period :iconbawwplz: stamp that's just plain disgusting, with it's "bawwww i bleeds, i wants the blood to stop".
That is the most disgusting and annoying stamp on the site.

Hell, even Twiturd "Team Whatever" and that misguided "Pluto has feelings, I wants you to be a planets again, bawwww" are better to look at then that horrendous "I bleeds" stamp.
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NotAnAssassin Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
My main problem with this stamp isn't so much the message that it portrays, but the way that you seem to be phrasing your opinion. You state that sexuality shouldn't be a key part of somebody identity, and that everybody has a right to their own opinion about how they feel about that person's identity. Those are fair statements. Yet, when people are persecuting you for being what you are, it's going to begin to make up a more prominent part of your identity.

For instance, when Jack Thompson and political ideologues began blaming violent video games for crimes, there were people who made comics, forum posts, etc. discussing how they were gamers, and how they were proud to be gamers, and were offended by the actions of Mr. Thompson and his cohorts. They didn't just let people have a "right to their opinions", because the minority with that opinion was extremely vocal. That's exactly how it is with homosexuality, bisexuality, and transgendered (to a lesser extent) individuals. And those who have an interest in the same sex face far worse persecution than back when Mr. Thompson and Fox News were using video games and video gamers as scapegoats. And of course, those who are intolerant towards homosexual/bisexual/pansexual/what have you individuals viciously dislike the stamps created by said people, and therefore create stamps of their own. And thus the cycle begins.

Logically, when a characteristic is being persecuted against, especially when it becomes a political issue, you just can't expect the persecutor or the persecuted to just "respect" the other's opinion on the matter. I for one only wish that it could be that simple.

Also, I noted a response you made that bugs me:

"Perhaps people don't understand, but in many cases the very people that Western humans think AREN'T being persecuted....are. Take for example Christians. Over the world, Christians are being SLAUGHTERED IN COLD BLOOD for their beliefs. But so many people, even here on deviantART (never mind the internet's butthole, 4chan) detest Christianity and mock it."

This is a true fact. In the Middle East, Islamic Theocracy is prominent, and Christians are in danger if they actively practice your religion. Do you think that those on DA or 4Chan look at that and say "Hey, yeah, YOU MURDER THOSE CHRISTIANS?" I doubt that they do. The thing is that although that's horrible, it doesn't affect the user's daily life, and therefore it's not something they're going to focus on. Or they know about it, but know that given the colossal amount of geopolitical, and religious factors involved, as well as good ol' fashioned bigotry, there is literally nothing that they can do about it, and therefore don't bother bringing it up. (Myself being in the latter group.)

Regardless, that doesn't mean that Christianity can get a get-out-of-jail free card. Just as how, say, Flat-Earthers face ridicule daily, that doesn't mean that one has no right to mock somebody for believing in a flat earth. I'm not equating the two- I'm saying that if you find a belief rediculous, it should be ripe for mockery, regardless of whether or not in some region of the world it's prosecuted. Heck, by that logic, nobody could make fun of almost anything.

In addition, it doesn't excuse the massive amount of civil-rights violations and persecution that fundamentalist Christianity itself wants to impose on others. The moment that the persecuted becomes the persecutor, that group becomes open season to said mockery.
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VaselineCats Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
"For instance, when Jack Thompson and political ideologues began blaming violent video games for crimes, there were people who made comics, forum posts, etc. discussing how they were gamers, and how they were proud to be gamers, and were offended by the actions of Mr. Thompson and his cohorts. They didn't just let people have a "right to their opinions", because the minority with that opinion was extremely vocal."

Maybe...I misunderstood what I read or something but did you refer to gamers as a minority? I think that is an okay example but I do not see them as much of a minority.
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NotAnAssassin Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
No, I meant the Fox News and Jack Thompson crowd who was blaming video games for school shootings et al.
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VaselineCats Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Ah! Now I understand.
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:iconemotikonz:
Emotikonz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You have raised some interesting points in this. Thank you for your comment. :)
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NotAnAssassin Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
I appreciate your consideration. Your stamp did make me think about why I believe that these stamps have their place, so I would like to thank you for that as well.
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Ultima-Squirrel Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Nice
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EnuoCale Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Isn't it ironic to make a stamp about how people shouldn't use stamps?

But yeah. People who make a big deal about things like this are causing their own problems, and then wondering why these problems exist.
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VaselineCats Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
:thumbsup:
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:iconemotikonz:
Emotikonz Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The irony isn't lost on me, it's right there in the description :giggle:
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CalemKaiez Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Don't worry about the trolls this stamp is awesome and you know it's, just keep up with some awesome stamps because I am proud and support my Bisexuality and i respect people regardless much love to your stamp
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somuchluv Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I just realized something...
If you say 'I'm proud to be gay!' you get praise.
If you say "I'm proud to be straight!" you get criticism.
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Emotikonz Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Trufax. Perhaps people don't understand, but in many cases the very people that Western humans think AREN'T being persecuted....are. Take for example Christians. Over the world, Christians are being SLAUGHTERED IN COLD BLOOD for their beliefs. But so many people, even here on deviantART (never mind the internet's butthole, 4chan) detest Christianity and mock it.

Sometimes it makes me think of reverse support. As far as I see it, with many things.... let's use racism as an example.
Straight racism - clearly and evidently hates other races. (Note that for some reason, anyone hating whites - particularly blacks hating whites - is 'not' racism. Somehow.)
No racism (or support of equality) - genuinely no preferential treatment. Referring to people as black or white or Mongolian or whatever as you would blonde or brunette, as a genuine description. You know it has no effect on what you think of them, and as (honestly) skin colour, as an overall colour, is one of the first things people notice, description someone as tanned/pale/black/etc should be one of the first things you mention in a description, not avoided because you don't want to 'offend'.
Reverse support - people who are racist, or do secretly consider there to be differences, but are so overly zealous about showing it they set new standards for being PC. As someone once said "Believing in being 'politically correct' is like holding firm to the notion that it is possible to pick up a turd by the clean end".
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VaselineCats Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
:iconstraight-pride: has plenty of supporters along with the other heterosexual pride accounts and groups there are. There are not as many but they still exist.
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