“But aren’t you freaked out about everyone seeing your body’s flaws?”

“But aren’t you freaked out about everyone seeing your body’s flaws?”

As a naturist, I actually freak out less about that stuff. It’s helped me cope with body issues – and it’s helped me accept the growing baby bump. As odd as it may sound, it was through revealing everything that I realized that people have nothing much to hide.

Words from a feminist. There’s nothing about feminism that inherently requires opposition to nudity. What feminism insists on, if I understand it properly, is simply that women should have as much control over their lives and their bodies as men do – no more, but no less either. This includes the right to enjoy nudity – without either disrespect or harassment. I can understand how it’s difficult for women to enjoy social nudity if they don’t feel secure about having control of their bodies.

Naturism is a great context in which to appreciate the importance of “equal rights for all”. Naturists, in particular, would be much better off if our society took this seriously as a guiding principle instead of just a slogan.

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5 Responses to “But aren’t you freaked out about everyone seeing your body’s flaws?”

  1. Happy Bare says:

    Excellent post. Thanks.

  2. You may answer it this way: What? Are you saying my body has flaws? And are you saying that if you do see me nude, you will laugh at me or point out my flaws or try to feel sorry for me instead of rejoicing in my freedom? Now who has the problem?

  3. naturalian says:

    Reblogged this on Naturalian's Blog and commented:
    My body isn’t “perfect” but whose IS?

  4. naturalian says:

    reblogged on naturalian.wordpress.com thanks!

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