Public Nudity is Now Promoted?

Isn’t this public nudity? I thought there were laws about that in the US, North America? This is proof of the level of obsession with sexuality. Trump will have his 4 – 8 years. But, what does it say about us (the people) that this was created, displayed in public and has been saved for further public display elsewhere?

It’s not about Trump, for me. It’s about the fact that with all of this, people are only talking about Trump. That’s pretty screwed up.

A little more irony? This was posted to a site with (Not Safe For Work) in the headline. But, the fact is, there was no fig leaf on this when it was displayed in a public street. Not safe for work? At this point, does that really mean anything?

What are the standards for public nudity, sex and sexuality now? Are we just waiting for the government and legal system to catch up with an “anything goes”policy? Or, are we leaving it to them to set the guidelines and uphold some kind of standards?

If this doesn’t leave you a little confused about what our standards for public nudity are, why not?

Men in Women’s Public Washrooms

In support of the transgender movement people are now expecting public washrooms to be gender neutral. I disagree with this idea.

Men (claiming to be supporting transgender issues) have been entering the women’s washrooms/ restrooms and filming it. I think that’s going way too far and I am really surprised people support this. Common sense says this is just putting women and children at risk for more abuse. Removing what has been a safe place and turning it into an unsafe place.

In addition, the women’s washroom is often busier than the men’s. There will be a line up of women waiting while the men’s washroom is available. Why, with this new transgender issue, are there no women filming themselves going into the men’s washroom? Why is it all about taking away the privacy of the women’s washroom?

Some supporters of laws that restrict the use of public toilets said allowing transgender people to choose their restroom could lead to women and children being attacked.  They said they feared that men could pose as transgender people and use legal protections as a cover. read more at bbc.com

How can women and children be protected from sexual predators if they can’t even rely on having privacy while they remove their underwear to use the restroom? How many transgender people are there compared to everyday gender people? As a woman who was attacked/ molested by a sexual predator in a public place (when I was a minor), I’m really against this.

Public restrooms have been used as hookups by gay men. But, until now they have kept it to the men’s restrooms. Now, when you send your child into the washroom, watching the door for their reappearance, timing how long it should take in your mind and somewhat nervously trying to let them grow up and become independent… how can you not wonder what will children be exposed to now that men have free access to the washroom?

Why not leave the public washrooms for the women be for families and the washrooms for the men can be for those who are male or sexually fluid? I can only see washroom sharing as making women easier prey for men taking upskirt photos from under the washroom stall (and other activities which I really don’t want to have to protect myself from).

Why are transgender people being put on such a great pedestal? Why are their needs given so much importance and consideration? So much that women and children are being thrown out of the lifeboats entirely.

Nude Urban Self Portraits

You are what you wear? Clothing is an accessory (unless it is for physical protection) but our culture has become used to everyone being clothed. Less for women, if they are young and physically fit. If this photographer were older and over weight, disabled, or in some way less physically appealing, would her self portraits be thought artistic or would people protest having them displayed at all? Although, people with disabilities may be humoured and pitied rather than bullied and rejected right away.

Society and culture are interesting. So changeable and yet so firmly entrenched at the time.

New York-based French photographer Erica Simone is the person behind Nue York: Self-Portraits of a Bare Urban Citizen, which bloomed from an initial questioning about clothing and the importance of fashion in modern society. According to Simone, what we wear acts as a silent language allowing us to portray who we are or want to be.

The project’s slogan “Nothing Fits Like You”‬ (#thepowerofnaked) is a campaign about being comfortable with who you are as a person, with your body, your mind and your role in society. It’s about being free from the confinements of societal’s expectations and the media’s projections.

Simone added: “The point is not to be nude for shock value. I am simply an artist looking to humorously poke at some interesting thoughts about society and question who we are and embody as human beings inhabiting this home we call Earth. It’s now up to you to answer or raise these questions, as you like.”

nueyorkVia Juxtapoz