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Old 09-28-07, 09:31 AM
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How did we get so scared of nudity?

I have to admit that I truly enjoy watching naked tribes people on television. Not really because they are naked, but because it makes me think. Why are we as U.S. Americans so afraid of nudity? Why is the female breast more threatening than an AK47?

There was a tribal lady on tv last night that was feeding half of the tribe with one breast. That was so efficient and cool. As U.S. Americans it would take at least 30 trips and countless Big Macs to accomplish the same thing as that one breast'esis.
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Fat people. Thats what did it for me.
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US Puritan heritage
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Walk into a WalMart and see who else is there. Do you really want to see them naked? Self-inflicted blindness would be rampant.
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Originally Posted by squegeeboo View Post
Fat people. Thats what did it for me.
Yeah, me too.


Portis, you're asking something that dates back hundreds and hundreds of years.
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Old 09-28-07, 09:34 AM
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Walk into a WalMart and see who else is there. Do you really want to see them naked? Self-inflicted blindness would be rampant.
Yeah, but it would make shoplifting a lot easier. Think of all of the places those people could hide stuff.
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I'm going to have to disagree without of you perfect/pretty people who think they are perfect to gaze upon naked.


My guess is it was from some televangelist.
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Good old fashioned Right Wing Christian Puritanical values that make people ashamed of their own bodies.
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or Kathy Bates in "About Schmidt"


or the mirror.
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I don't mind seeing fat people naked. It's more honest than fat people dressing like they were Kate Moss. Now that's disgusting!
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US Puritan heritage
That says it all.
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I think that when small weasley guys began amassing wealth and wanted to establish the paradigm where they could be considered the alpha male, they invented the virtue of modesty. They couldn't have the women laughing at them and running off with some testosteroid, now could they?
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I think that when small weasley guys began amassing wealth and wanted to establish the paradigm where they could be considered the alpha male, they invented the virtue of modesty. They couldn't have the women laughing at them and running off with some testosteroid, now could they?
And for that I am grateful.
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Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer View Post
Good old fashioned Right Wing Christian Puritanical values that make people ashamed of their own bodies.
And the equating of nudity and sex. Sex is considered something for behind closed doors, and thus nudity becomes the same
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more importantly, why were so many idiots incensed by this piece of nothing.

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more importantly, why were so many idiots incensed by this piece of nothing.

It was a chance for the self righteous to behave accordingly.
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I think there's a limit though - I went to my country this summer and on the highway I saw a couple of HUGE billboard that I really didn't like - one was a close-up of a baby + the breast it was feeding from and the other was a model in very very revealing lingerie that to me just looked completely inappropriate. Also, I got sick and tired of all these girls (15 - 16) and women walking on the street, hardly wearing anything at all. Maybe I've spent too much time in the US but it just looked so cheap and tacky
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Did anyone ask you to dress like that?
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Funny how the majority of the time nudity in our society is discussed, it's in the context of female nudity. Not many people talking about how silly it is to demonize bareing your wanger to the world. Or is genetalia not covered under nudity?
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Originally Posted by peregrine View Post
I think there's a limit though - I went to my country this summer and on the highway I saw a couple of HUGE billboard that I really didn't like - one was a close-up of a baby + the breast it was feeding from and the other was a model in very very revealing lingerie that to me just looked completely inappropriate. Also, I got sick and tired of all these girls (15 - 16) and women walking on the street, hardly wearing anything at all. Maybe I've spent too much time in the US but it just looked so cheap and tacky
apparently.
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Originally Posted by pino pomo View Post
Funny how the majority of the time nudity in our society is discussed, it's in the context of female nudity. Not many people talking about how silly it is to demonize bareing your wanger to the world. Or is genetalia not covered under nudity?
I don't know how you can think that....I think male frontal nudity is as much if not more ostracized. How often do you see male nudity in the U.S. compared to female nudity?
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Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
I don't know how you can think that....I think male frontal nudity is as much if not more ostracized. How often do you see male nudity in the U.S. compared to female nudity?
I think we're in agreement. I just have a convoluted way of making a point.
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