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Nudism and Feminism Component 2 - Closets are for Clothing!
  • Naturism and Feminism Continued:
    In my last post, I discussed a feminist website about nudism, Go Naked; it's great for everybody (but especially for girls) by CP Reece. Reece concludes her piece by discussing society's overall disconcerting malaise in reference to nudity and what we can do to change that. She says, Naturists in many cases are treated as homosexual folks used to be.. How's that for some perspective? Are naturists as repressed as women once were? As gay people once were? (Or still are in many ways.) Can we actually make that comparison? Homosexual people have for ages been dealing with discrimination, oppression and denial of human rights, and by no means do I wish to trivialize their battle with this type of comparison. But there are some similarities in how gay folks and naturists are seen by society. Naturists are scared to come out for their friends and families and feel must hide behind pseudonyms and individual profiles for their naturist identity. They fear employers or job recruiters firing or not hiring them because of it. They are treated unjustly by cops and the law. Some U.S. states would have convicted Nigel Keer as a sex offender for taking a bare amble out in a scenic rural area. Naturists are denied the right to go unclothed in public and even on their own property if observable to others, because someone might get offended or upset. They can be labeled perverts, swingers, and exhibitionists in addition to dangerous to children.
    If you are a naturist, you've got probably spent much time and energy attempting to dispel the misconceptions and puritan attitudes towards nudity (see: Shit Clothed People Say). But Reece says rationality and argument / sway mightn't be enough anymore. If we are eventually going to get equal rights like everyone else, need radical actions! And I think it's safe to say that we are way behind in America compared to many European nations. We freak out about a nip slip on television during the Super Bowl and maybe even waste time issuing fines. The Supreme Court is currently occupying itself counting how many seconds that a behind can be shown on cable TV. Most of our World Naked Bike Riders can't really be naked. Nudity is assumed to be allowed for the sake of protest or art, but arrests, fines and court dates are sure to ensue if you check it out. No topless beaches. Men attained the right to go topless in public in the 1930s. Over 80 years later, women still can't do the same in most states. (But even when it's legal, you can nevertheless get arrested. See: my Wall Street expertise.)
    Look at that awesome piece of jewelry she'd on!
    Nigel Keer says he plans to appeal the court decision of a 315 fine for his public order offence of hiking in the nude. And I really hope he does! (If not for a naturism win, then for the sake of fighting them basing his guilt from an unknown distressed female casualty.) Regardless, I think we need more activists like Nigel to push the envelope for naturists' rights! Some might say Nigel's actions were over the line, offensive and forcing his naturist beliefs on folks. (Aren't clothed folks pushing their beliefs on us?) I believe he's a great activist and will hopefully help naturists obtain the right to hike unclothed, which can ben't prohibited there in the first place! Of course he gets fined anyhow because he's breaking the rules (Nudity rule #518: Thou shalt not reveal thy manhood on a nature trail). Reece says she'll be going bare in her garden, at the strand and wherever she can. Within NY I Will be going bare or topfree wherever I will!
    In addition , I desire to share this quotation in the Nurba website:
    "It is funny, is not it? Amusing that we can promote the right to be nude, to love our body, to feel freedom, all from the comfort of our own house. And we can pretend to disregard the notion of shame, all the while we tuck ourselves away into the remotest corners, into the woods, into the desert, in our own house, where nobody will find us. We haven't fought for our rights, we've only found places where they aren't challenged. We haven't established that we feel no shame, in fact we've established the exact opposite, that we do not have the nerve to be outspoken, that we are complacent living secretly amongst everyone else: we've