» Let me talk about the difference between “shota” and “shotacon”
Because I’ve been getting asks about it ALL DAY and I love some of you but you are really clogging up my messages between friends and I just want to have a clean askbox right now that isn’t about “shota.” And I’m going to be very brief because it isn’t difficult to comprehend. At first, I really put thought into it and thought ‘Well I rarely use the word shota, if I have to change my face tag, then so be it.” But the thing is, shotacon and shota are not the same thing??
i was gonna let this slide but these definitions are incorrect and this post is gaining reblogs so i figure i might as well say something. i know you meant well, op, but your definitions are actually why people believe the word is bad: they think the word originally referred to porn and that shotacon refers exclusively to porn. i defined the words here using the japanese fandom dictionary, but in summary:
- "shota" was originally a completely sfw word; it came from the name of a fictional character (called shotaro) who inspired onee-chan feelings in the readers
- later on, any underage male character was referred to as “shota,” in honor of shotaro-kun
- porn for 2D young male characters didn’t come until after all this
- "shota" does however also refer to a character archetype/a young 2D male character, as you said
- "shotacon" does not actually refer to nsfw unless you are making it specifically clear you are referring to 2D porn
- on is own, “shotacon” just refers to a person (generally a teenager/young adult, and generally female) who likes young boys, generally 2D. it’s normal slang. it’s short for “shotaro complex.”
- which means even the term “shotacon” is not a taboo word unless you’re making it clear you’re referring to nsfw content
- "shota" can be used as shorthand for “shotacon” but not regularly, and, again, you have to be making it clear you’re referring to porn otherwise it does not mean “shotacon”
in short: the meaning of the word “shota” never changed; it was a perfectly acceptable word to begin with, and it’s still in use in japanese media because its original meaning remains intact (that said, as far as i know you never use when referring to real boys). it just happens to have negative associations because there’s a lot of nsfw of it and people misunderstand the differing meanings and contexts of each term.
the reason i correct you is because your post is essentially like saying assuming touhou was originally a porn game just because there’s a lot of nsfw, which is, of course, untrue. however, you’re correct in saying people target the word “shota” unfairly but for whatever reason skip over the word “loli.” maybe because “shota” and “shotacon” are things made to appeal to women? very suspicious.
Usagi, Ami, Rei, Makoto, Minako
Lor’s first shoot! She appears to have eaten my heart. I think she might be my new favourite. Actually, she is definitely my new favourite. LOVE <3
Doll meet! #bjd #abjd #delf
being “cute” is really hard because even when youre angry people just kinda giggle at you and say “aw youre so cute when youre angry.” no. stop. recognize my power.
Two other women, also breast cancer survivors, said their husbands left them after they were diagnosed. Both had to have mastectomies (in case anyone doesn’t know, this is the surgical operation to remove one or both breasts).
The first woman said her husband told her that he would rather see her dead than see her lose her breasts. The second woman had her operation and waited all day to be picked up by her husband, who never arrived. By nightfall, one of the nurses offered to give her a ride, and she came home to find the house empty.
Obviously, these are extreme cases of a man’s reaction to his wife’s breast cancer, but this is what I see when I see the “I ♥ Boobies” bracelets. I see love of the body parts, not the person being treated—not the patient, not the victim, not the survivor.
Usually when people do that “you’re special” crap I tend to roll my eyes.
But when Mister Rogers said it…
That’s because Mister Rogers meant it.
Mister Rogers genuinely cared about everyone and that’s why he will forever be the best. All of my feels.
True fact: He was considered to be one of the hardest people to interview, because he would turn it around and ask questions about the interviewer with genuine interest. Asking about their children and spouses, their dreams of the future, etc.
Yes, Tumblr, please hivemind and collect a hatebase for Omocat because some sparkly pronoun SJW accuses them of “fetishizing pedophilia, abuse, and manipulation” for being into the shota genre, and making little comics about a bully coming to terms with his sexuality that you all fucking adored three months ago.
If you think this little crusade, one that’ll probably die out in less than a week once you assholes move onto your next unsuspecting target, will actually affect Omocat’s success and prolificness as an artist, you’re delusional.
On Tumblr, you can’t just dislike something. You can’t just disagree with how something is handled. You have to use bullshit SJ terminology to convince the world it’s “”“”“problematic”“”” so you can gang up and bully someone infinitely more popular than you over completely insignificant bullshit to fulfill your sense of self-righteousness.
(Remember, kids: kink-shaming is still okay if it’s about fictional characters in fictional situations based on fictional events.)
why are parents allowed to yell and scream at their children and call them names and just make them feel like shit in general…
but when kids try to defend themselves…. its disrespectful?
what kind of fucking shit parents do you have
is this a new thing to you