100 Days of Art – Day 32: Women’s Unnaughty Bits

The media has long been fascinated with female nudity. Now, I could craft you a fairly convincing set of arguments to explain why, in terms of the beauty and grace of the female form and the like, but it would be disingenuous. The truth is simpler. (Mostly men) use nude females in art, advertising, and theater because men like looking at naked women. The reasons are prurient and I daresay if a man tells you differently, he’s lying, embarrassed, or not heterosexual.

Now, before you jump all over that, of course it’s an exaggeration. I’m pushing the envelope for effect, but I’m not far afield. Men like looking at breasts, vaginas, and buttocks, so people who want to make money from men show them images of them–sometimes with faces attached. It’s that simple. Don’t believe me? Well, flowers are beautiful too, so how come car companies don’t display their adverts with their new cars surrounded by floral arrangements? Hint: flowers don’t make men horny, and therefore, their brains don’t excrete dopamine. No dopamine, no euphoria. No euphoria, no purchase.

So, since I’ve declared 2015 The Year of the Non-Naked Woman, I’ve decided to kick off my 2nd month of this series with some shots of a woman who is actually not naked. What a concept.

Legs and Footses

Legs and Footses

Racing Stripes

Racing Stripes

Frills, Thrills, & Chills

Frills, Thrills, & Chills

Shoulders & Arms

Shoulders & Arms

No licks for You!

No licks for You!

Oh, and they have faces too! Who knew?

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See? No nudity, and they’re still sort of artsy aren’t they? So tell me why is common to see listings for actress jobs with “Nudity required” when they’re offering pay as low as $500/week (the equivalent of $26,000 per year)? It’s because we’ve allowed our women to be so devalued by nudity that the only one who have value are those who get to keep their clothes on. Now, I like breastsesess as much as the next bloke, and pretty legs more than the next one, but I’m not keen on seeing women reduced to tits and ass masquerading as beauty.

You know what I think is beautiful, besides Maria above?

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This lady’s arms …

The way she dresses her daughter so that she looks like Mommy ...

The way she dresses her daughter so that she looks like Mommy …

Her smile, after losing a leg in a war she didn't start, is warmer than yours ...

Her smile, after losing a leg in a war she didn’t start, is warmer than most of ours …

And her strength, because softness has never been weakness.

And her strength, because softness has never been weakness.

Now, get you summa that.

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