Tag: gender

Gender and Gender Identity Based Issues

Check out YNA articles and blogs about what gender is, gender expression, transgender issues, gender discrimination and more.

Below you can read our Gender articles and blogs about Gender based identity issues:

Nudism, Gender and Single Male Policies

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nudism and Single Male Discrimination: Yay or Nay? A few months ago on my blog, I talked about “why naturism has a lady problem.” The problem being that women don’t show up to many nudist places and events in nearly the same numbers as men. I’ve observed that men (of all ages and sexual orientations) …
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Topless Men and the History of Male Topfree Rights

| June 9, 2016 | 4 Comments

Topless Men – How Men Won Topfree Rights in the U.S. Men’s freedom to go topless is often taken for granted and is perceived as a normal part of American society. Thus many people do not realize that bare-chested males running around in public is a relatively recent thing in American Society. For decades, public …
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Artists Wanted For NYC Bodypainting Day 2016

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Artists & Body Painters Wanted For NYC Bodypainting Day on July 9, 2016 The 3rd annual NYC Bodypainting Day is officially scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 9th at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. Last year’s event was a great success! Over 100 people were painted by a diverse group of talented artists. This year we’d like …
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Meet the Activist Establishing Women’s Topfreedom Across the Northeastern USA

| May 2, 2016 | 8 Comments

Interview With Chelsea, Topfreedom Activist & Author of the “Breasts Are Healthy” Blog Topfreedom is technically legal for women in most U.S. states and in many big cities. This is often due to the absence of any written law against it. That said, it has yet to become socially acceptable or commonplace for women to …
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Nudist Women And Why Does Naturism Have a Lady Problem?

| February 22, 2016 | 41 Comments

Why Aren’t There More Women In Nudism / Naturism Today? It’s no secret to most in the naturist community that naturism has a lady problem. While men tend to flock far more easily to social nudity, as though it’s their life calling to be naked, women tend to be far less open to the experience. …
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Interview With Creators of The ‘Breast Bikini Ever’: The TaTa Top

| November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

YNA Interview: The Story of The TaTa Top With Robyn & Michelle Lytle Though more and more women have been challenging discriminatory topless laws, I think it’s going to be some time before topfree equality becomes the status quo in America. It is still basically illegal for women to go topfree in public in most …
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Are Transgender Nudists Welcome At Nudist Resorts?

| October 13, 2015 | 4 Comments

Reader Question: Transgender Nudists & Nudist Resorts We got this email recently from one of our readers asking about how or if transgender people are accepted at nudist resorts: “I am a 65 year old transgender MTF [male to female] woman who is also a nudist and a member of AANR. I’m just starting to …
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Free the Nipple and the Fallacy of Relative Privation

| October 2, 2015 | 9 Comments

Free the Nipple & Why we’re talking about nipples when there are way bigger problems in society In the spring 2015 issue of Bitch magazine (a feminist publication), there’s a review of the Free the Nipple movie. Like many other reviews of this film, it questioned some implausible plot points and “bad writing.” But that’s …
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The Dick Pictures Dicture Gallery: Talking Dick Pics With Artist Soraya Doolbaz

| September 8, 2015 | 3 Comments

Dick Pics Interview With Artist Soraya Doolbaz About Dicture Gallery & Dressing Up Funny Dick Pictures Artistic and Funny Dick Pics by Soraya Doolbaz Artistic Funny Dick Pics – I’ve talked about the dick pic phenomena before and speculated on why so many guys are sending pictures of their penises to lovers, friends and strangers on …
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Fifty Shades of Gender Identity

| May 1, 2015 | 19 Comments

Fifty Shades of Gender Identity – Nudism From A Gender Misfit’s Perspective Guest blog by: Pat Heffernan As nudists and naturists in a textile-dominated conservative society, we deal with acceptance battles individually and as a group daily. I’ve certainly had my share of personal acceptance battles in social circles and especially in the workforce. I’ve …
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Clothed or Naked Online, Women Are Still Not ‘Asking For It’

| March 15, 2015 | 18 Comments

Sexual Harassment & Women Being Naked Online I’m a naturist, and I’m naked a lot… Most of the time in private or secluded places, but once in a while I’m topfree in public, or naked and covered in body paint in Times Square. This is how I live my life and how I express myself. …
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Evolvefest Community Flips Out Over Founder’s Transphobic Comments

| February 9, 2015 | 13 Comments

Evolvefest Founder David Bryson Calls Transgender People “Unnatural” and “Mentally Ill.” Has He Lost His Marbles? Evolvefest is one of the biggest annual yoga and music festivals in the U.S. It started 9 years ago and has most recently taken place on a working farm in Pennsylvania. Hundreds of yogis, modern-day hippies and spiritual people …
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Women’s Naked Yoga by Isis Phoenix

| December 3, 2014 | 10 Comments

Women’s Naked Yoga: Why I’m Taking the Women Away From Mixed-Gender Nude Yoga Classes by Nude Yogi and Naked Shaman Extraordinaire Isis Phoenix Why Nude Yoga For Women Only By Isis Phoenix “Why are you taking the women away from us?!” exclaimed one of my most devoted male yoga students. He was a man in …
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Why Naturists Should Support Gender Equality

| October 17, 2014 | 4 Comments

Why We Should Promote Gender Equality As Part of Naturist Values In the search terms for the Kingston-Frontenac Free Body Society, we include “Gender Equality” and “Feminism.” Why? The Culture Lags the Law In Canada, complete legal equality of men and women has been part of the highest law of the land since 1981. It’s …
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Nudist Videos by ClothesFree.com Sparks Naturist Video Discussion

| May 16, 2014 | 32 Comments

Nudist Videos by ClothesFree.com is Naturist or Voyeuristic? ClothesFree.com Nudist Videos – The Debate begins: Nudist Video – For those of you who might not be familiar with it, there is a website called clothesfree.com that cranks out “naturist” related and what they deem to be true nudist videos. I tend to find very few …
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