Naked News Roundup: NSFW Month

| March 3, 2015 | 2 Comments

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Lots going on this week in terms of social networks, nudity and censorship. Aside from that, we had a few naked art events to talk about, a nude beach victory, and why body-positive activists loved Leonard Nimoy.

Naturism

– 3 Mile Beach in Penticton, BC, Canada is saved! The Naturist Action Committee had recently asked beach goers to write to local council officials asking them to preserve the clothing-optional status of 3 Mile Beach. Yesterday the council voted unanimously to look into options for signage and visual barriers to designate the clothing-optional section of the beach. Thanks everyone who wrote in! [NAC]

– Louisiana’s only remaining landed nudist club, Indian Hills Nudist Park, is a story of perseverance as its new owners struggled to take it over and revive the business over the last couple years. We hope they can start seeing a profit and keep it open! [NOLA.com]

Naked Stories

– Here’s a new thought-provoking interview with actress Caitlin Stacey about her project, Herself.com. If you haven’t seen Herself yet, it’s an awesome series of interviews with a variety of women sharing their thoughts on gender, sexuality, body image, etc, which are placed alongside their own nude photos. [Jezebel]

Censorship

– Google recently made a controversial decision to censor blogs containing “sexually explicit images” and “graphic nudity” on their Blogger platform by making them all private. The exception would be content that fell into artistic, educational, documentary or scientific contexts. (As expected, the definitions of all these terms were vague.) The policy change resulted in a backlash from the community, so they reversed it. (Yay!) [Kioskea.net]

– While Google was busy dreaming up new forms of arbitrary mass censorship, Reddit decided to do something that’s actually progressive and helpful to humankind. They announced they were going to ban nude and sexual images that didn’t have the subject’s consent to be posted. This was a measure taken to help those who are victims of “revenge porn” and crimes like the celebrity nude photo hack that happened last year. The new policy has raised important questions and concerns, but it’s a start. [Reddit; Salon]

– And new social network Ello (still in beta) said Google’s Blogger censorship inspired them to designate March as “NSFW Month.” The aim is to celebrate freedom of speech and highlight Internet censorship issues. Didn’t get an invite to Ello yet? Now all who support their anti-censorship stance are welcome to join at https://ello.co/freedom-of-speech.

Body Image

– After the beloved Leonard Nimoy’s recent passing, many in the body-positive community are remembering his talent in photography with his book called “The Full Body Project.” This was a collection of nude photographs featuring a group of plus-size burlesque performers in joyful poses. The Militant Baker looks at Nimoy’s photos and views on body image issues and how he dealt with rude questions from interviewers about his work.

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“Matisse Circle” by Leonard Nimoy From “The Full Body Project” ~R.Michelson Galleries

 

Art

– At 6pm, March 24th in NYC, Andy Golub will be doing live body painting followed by an interview / discussion with Jordan Blum at the Gene Frankel Theater. We hope to see you there, and don’t forget to donate to our Kickstarter for Body Painting Day!

– Los Angeles-based photographer Blake Little has created eye-catching nude photos by covering his subjects in buckets of honey. The result is that the people look as though they were preserved in amber. Check out the video below about his project entitled “Preservation.”

– We’d mentioned the upcoming Canadian naked art exhibit at THEMUSEUM in a previous roundup. Now Bare Oaks Park has organized a where visitors can be as naked as the art.

– Swiss artist Milo Moiré actually made an art performance out of visiting a museum’s naked gallery while naked and holding a naked baby, in Munster, Germany. [artnet]

Extra Credit

– This uplifting PSA by Ad Council demonstrates how love transcends gender, age, race, religion and color. The “Love Has No Labels” campaign aims to shed light on our implicit biases.

– I don’t normally share this type of video here, but this naked man that turns himself into a bale of hay made me laugh out loud. It’s from 2010.

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