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Where Are Her Organs?

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"Where Are Her Organs?" (also "Ouch, Her Back" and "Have You Seen a Woman Before?") is a popular argument used to criticize artworks that depict unrealistic or barely realistic proportions of a female body, often with the purpose of sexualization. The argument has also been a subject of online critique due to its frequent use against artworks that are not meant to be realistic and being used to pressure the freedom of artistic expression.


The formation period for the trend is estimated to be Summer of 2019 when comments such as "Where are her organs?," "Her poor back," "Have you seen a woman before" gained notable popularity among Twitter users, used to criticize artists who chose to draw female characters with unrealistic or barely realistic proportions (i.e. having extremely large breasts). During the same period, critique of these arguments also began gaining spread on Twitter.[1][2]

The trend reached its viral point when on September 7th, 2019, Twitter[3] user @SidneyTucker666 posted an artwork of Marvel superhero Medusa by Nacho Arranz and Fran Duque. The post received over 1,100 retweets and 4,800 likes (shown below, left).

In the replies to the post, multiple Twitter users highlighted that a real woman could not have Medusa's body proportions, using arguments such as "Where are her organs?" For example, a tweet[4] by @EatTheRichlero received over 460 likes. On September 9th, 2019, Youtuber[5][6][7] Shoe0nhead posted a collection of similar responses from the comment section of the post (shown below, center and right).

shoe @shoeOnhead olly missss loki @imcul@hostilekyle · 22h Replying to @SidneyTu @SidneyTucker666 have you ever seen a w een a female before- before? O 15 273 ♡ 153 Lance And Keith Live | @fearsdown · 1d Replying to @SidneyTuto @SidneyTucker666 Gross... ever even seen a woman in real Have you ever seen a v 27 446 3:17 AM Sep 9, 2019 · Twitter for iPhone shoe @shoeOnhead losing it at that last reply linah @ridemeleigh · 16h Replying to @SidneyTud is she ok?? she breathin digesting her food?? I'm baby @MatildeColel Replying to @SidneyTuc Do you know what,, org then where are they ??? Q 21 O11 275 Where are ner organs? Han-Tyumi @Paloalt066 Replying to @SidneyTucke Her organs would not phys to fit in her body 124 adam @sleepydev_ · 5m I MUST SEE THE ORGANS SIR I MUST SEE THE ORGANS I MUST SEE THE INTERNALS LET ME SEE YOUR ORGANS SIR SHOW 0 1 ME THE ORGANS Q1 3:35 AM Sep 9, 2019 · Twitter for iPhone


Starting in September 2019, the counterargument saw a significant spread online, with multiple tweets criticizing the "Where are her organs" argument being posted. For example, on September 9th, 2019, user @_Vs_The_World[8] made a tweet that received over 1,400 retweets and 7,600 likes in eight months (shown below, left). On September 19th, 2019, comic book artist J. Scott Campbell made a response to a person who used the argument, gaining over 5,700 retweets and 34,300 likes (shown below, right).[9]

* Kat @_Vs_The_World It must suck being an aspiring artist in 2019. You're learning, developing your own style then you post something and because its not photo realism "Where are her organs" "Someones never seen a woman' "P--- exists you know" Why don't you just shoot their confidence in the head. 11:28 AM · Sep 9, 2019 · Twitter Web App J. Scott Campbell @JScottCampbell .When the person who's ripping on your art on twitter.. HAS your art as their Avatar without even realizing it.! all the men are property proportioned and the women have no organs okay j scott campbell B00 AMAZIN awen M In Reply to and he is confused as to why we think men shouldn't draw 6:32 PM - 19 Sep 19 via Twitter for iPad 1 like Reply Retweet More 9:44 PM · Sep 19, 2019 · Twitter for iPhone

The debate saw another viral surge when on November 7th, 2019, Twitter[10] user @DANVERSCOVEN posted a fan art of Captain Marvel by @PabloRomero, writing "how fucking hard is it to like… NOT FUCKING SEXUALIZE WOMEN??? WHERE THE FUCK ARE HER ORGANS???" The tweet received over 9,400 retweets and 52,200 likes prior to being removed (shown below, left). In the following days, multiple users on Twitter criticized the tweet; for example, a November 9th, 2019, tweet[11] by @nakanodrawing received over 1,300 retweets and 6,500 likes (shown below, right).

how f------ hard is it to like… NOT F------ SEXUALIZE WOMEN??? WHERE THE F--- ARE HER ORGANS??? nakanoart @nakanodrawing Please think before you make a "where are her organs" comment on a drawing of a sexy girl. Art is meant to be fun Body image issues stem more from edited pictures of REAL women, not drawings. Art is obviously not real but a photo can fool girls like myself when I was little 9:16 PM - Nov 9, 2019 · Twitter Web App

The viral discussion received further spread outside of Twitter; for example, on November 22nd, 2019 YouTuber[12] Shoe0nhead posted a video "THE ANIME TlDDY POLICE" that received over 1.6 million views in six months.

Various Examples

wWW.KUKURUYO.COM - PATREONCOM/KUKURUYO TRIGGERHAPPY OH MY GOD, WHERE ARE HER ORGANS? AND OUCH HER SPINE! W... WHAT IS HAPPENING TO HER?! BOP IT'S A DRAWING; HER FORM IS ONLY LIMITED BY THE AUTHOR'S IMAGINATION SHE DOESN'T HAVE ORGANS, SHE DOESN'T HURT AND SHE CAN'T HURT YOU! ANYWHERE Tierdra @Tierdra "Her back must hurt" "lol where are her organs?" "Hello? FBI?" 11:46 AM - Sep 10, 2019 · Twitter for Android Prax @LewdPrax "Check out this fan art of an anime girl with big tiddies!" "Whoa, she has thicc thighs too." "I love lewd fan art of my waifus." "WHERE ARE HER ORGANS?!" Traduire le Tweet 8:28 PM-16 oct. 2019 Twitter for Android 850 Retweets 3 k J'aime

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External References

[1] Twitter – @Virescence

[2] Twitter – @BeachEpisode

[3] Twitter – @SidneyTucker666

[4] Twitter – @EatTheRichIero

[5] Twitter – @shoe0nhead

[6] Twitter – @shoe0nhead

[7] Twitter – @shoe0nhead

[8] Twitter – @_Vs_The_World

[9] Twitter – @JScottCampbell

[10] Twitter – @_Vs_The_World

[11] Twitter – @JScottCampbell


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