What are we trying to stop anyway, and why? The American judge, Potter Stewart, famously remarked of porn, "I know it when I see it." Fair enough, but do children know when they see it? The Daily Mail might reasonably argue that the topless shots of Madonna they published are art rather than pornography, but does that make any difference to a child? Do the boobs do the damage, or are children more or less affected by boobs in certain contexts?
Supporters of Miami’s own nude beach in Haulover Park claim that it attracts more tourists dollars than the county’s three pro-sports teams combined. Pasco County has contemplated using to tax dollars to promote itself as a haven for nudists. Clearly more buttocks, as smooth and exposed as our governor’s head, are the path forward for Florida’s economy!
Allan Barnes is no longer leading photography classes at Santa Monica High School, but he hasn’t stopped teaching.
After his removal from the classroom in December amid controversy over semi-nude photos taken of and by his students, he has helped them churn out a new art new project about censorship and “overprotection.”
When you stay in a hotel or motel adjacent to a town with a nudist club, let the front desk know that the availability of the nudist club brought you to the area during check out. Doing this creates allies for the nudist club within the local Chamber of Commerce.
They want women to feel they should be a toy. That’s why we have so many insecure women getting their breasts made larger. Usually nudity is portrayed to make us horny. But our bodies are beautiful and we are missing so much in life if we only look at nakedness for sexual reasons.
From the group that identified themselves as “highly straight” a subsection emerged—about 20 percent of them indicated a high level of same-sex attraction. Further, those that self-identified as highly straight but exhibited homosexual impulses were “significantly more likely than other participants to favor anti-gay policies; to be willing to assign significantly harsher punishments to perpetrators of petty crimes if they were presumed to be homosexual; and to express greater implicit hostility toward gay subjects (also measured with the help of subliminal priming).”
Yet even though 47,000 British women are affected by the PIP scandal and live with the terror of wondering whether their cosmetic surgery could make them ill — or even take their life — it seems they can expect little sympathy. ‘Serves you right’ seems to be prevailing attitude.
One could also argue that the series’ creators are only trying to communicate Westerosi society’s disregard for the lives of women or trying to establish a connection between the way they are objectified and the accompanying, constant threat of assault, but the show’s softly lit and erotic staging of any scene involving a naked woman evokes Playboy of the 1960s and ’70s more than it underscores sexual politics or a culture of violence. “While readers wade through sex, violence, and even sexual assault as part of the ruthlessness of Martin’s fictional world, television audiences can seemingly only handle two out of three,” wrote the Daily Beast’s Jace Lacob last June.
In my opinion, it would be far healthier to teach children and address issues early on in life. What if children were first introduced to nudity through nudism and not through porn? Wouldn’t there be a higher chance of that child forming a more respectful mindset towards the naked form? It goes without saying that if children are exposed to nudity through pornography, then the chances that child would link the two together are almost unavoidable.
If someone pays for a product or service with a two dollar bill this Memorial Day Weekend, it just could be a message from a member of the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR), who wants you to know that nudists are your neighbors, and that they have economic clout.
Nudists (or naturists) are good citizens. They are doctors, lawyers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, members of the clergy, educators and just about any other profession you can think of. The only difference is that they enjoy the freedom that comes from nude recreation, one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry, where people enjoy swimming, hiking, sports, sunbathing and socializing without the discomfort of wearing clothes.
Because two dollar bills are uncommon, AANR members hope to make themselves “visible” by spending them in local retail establishments and restaurants, demonstrating how important nudists are to the economy. It’s also an opportunity for anyone who enjoys nude recreation to strike up a conversation with someone who might be curious about nudism, but was perhaps reluctant to ask.
There are some urban legends circulating about this unusual paper note, such as some people believing that it’s counterfeit (it’s perfectly legitimate and legal), or that it’s worth more than face value (it’s not). There is also an old story about a coastal town which was upset with some rowdy naval recruits, but when the Navy began paying sailors with two dollar bills, the merchants in the town quickly came to realize how important these men were to their local shopkeepers.
On Memorial Day, we solemnly honor those who have fought and died to make possible the freedoms we all cherish. We are proud to live in a country where people are free to pursue their own personal liberty and happiness. What better way to celebrate freedom than to spend a two dollar bill with President Thomas Jefferson on the front, and a reproduction of the John Trumbull “Declaration of Independence” painting on the back?
From a historical perspective, the current size of the two dollar bill was introduced in 1929, the very same year that Kurt Barthel began the American League for Physical Culture in New York, thus beginning the American nudist movement. Since then, the numbers of nudists and naturists have continued to expand under the philosophy that every body is beautiful. In an increasingly stressful and artificial world, a return to a more natural way of living is the ultimate relaxation.
With roots dating back to 1931, AANR has served 213,000 individuals throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and beyond. It’s members enjoy clothes-free living in their own backyards, in pools with family and friends, and take their “nakations” in over 260 nudist resorts and affiliates.
AANR is committed to fostering wholesome, nurturing environments which promote body acceptance and respect for all persons, and recognizes that physical health and mental well-being are enriched through social nude recreation.
If you would like further information on AANR, please contact Carolyn Hawkins, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407- 933-2064 or 1-800-879-6833