nudity is a crime, part 2

27 04 2009

Appenzell clamps down on nudist hikers.


nudity is a crime

24 04 2009

Man arrested for nudity in Iowa

Naked wizard tasered at Coachella (Yes, tasered. Video NSFW.)


doctor who nude episode?

23 04 2009

Yes, it’s a spoof, but might be interesting, if someone other than Davies were in charge. (Yes, I know he’s done some good stories, but he’s also put out a lot of stinkers, and I’m still pissed about what he did with Rose and with Donna.)

nudist comedy group

17 04 2009

Nudist comedy group makes N.Y. debut:

But the show doesn’t aim just for cheap laughs. It exposes the universal feelings of insecurity and our society’s uncomfortable attitude toward the nude body, Ofiesh said. Many of the comedians’ jokes center around social attitudes toward nudity and body image. Often, the comedians encourage audience participation in the nude — the shows are always clothing-optional.

I wonder if they’ll ever make it to the Midwest?

nudity in prime-time

14 04 2009

Definitely not going to happen in America for a while, but:

This summer, [Britain’s] Channel 4 will broadcast a new series before the watershed featuring nude models. The show, provisionally titled Life Class: Today’s Nude, hopes to promote a return to elementary skills of drawing and painting, and spark a revival of more traditional, figurative art.

An artist named Alan Kane came up with the idea for the show, and apparently the TV folks had no problems with it: “Because it is educational and non-sexualised nudity, Channel 4 didn’t have any concerns with it at all.”

nudity at the airport

7 04 2009

A couple of years back, I remember hearing about a new type of scanner that was being planned for use in some airports, and which would use “backscatter x-rays” to penetrate clothing and, essentially, allow security personnel to view the naked bodies of airline passengers. (I wrote a brief post about it at my other blog.)

Now, it turns out that those tests were so successful, that “the Transportation Security Administration plans to replace the walk-through metal detectors at airport checkpoints with whole-body imaging machines — the kind that provide an image of the naked body.”

nudity illegal in north carolina

7 04 2009

Does anyone know if that assertion is true? Some local authorities are making this claim after a physician complained about seeing nude sunbathers at Bird Island.

The second most irritating part of this story, to me, is the statement that “officials are trying to stop sunbathers from flaunting it all on Bird Island.” This phrasing implies that nudists are exhibitionists, and that their is some sort of intentional exposure, akin to flashing or streaking, going on.

I wish people would pay attention and realize that naturism is not about being seen nude, nor about seeing others nude. It is about being nude, without pride and without shame, but with simple acceptance. Why, why WHY do people insist on not understanding this fact?!