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Feminist author claims nude art classes from a young age can make people more ‘relaxed’ about the human form – but GMB viewers brand the idea ‘ridiculous’

  • Author of How To Have Feminist Sex Flo Perry appeared on GMB this morning
  • Claims kids  being exposed to human form can make them less self conscious 
  •  Viewers weren’t keen on the idea with one saying the class could be ‘dangerous’

A feminist author has claimed that children seeing naked bodies from a young age can make them feel more ‘relaxed’ about the human body in the long run. 

Flo Perry and Mariella Frostrup appeared on Good Morning Britain today where they debated whether or not children’s art classes should include life drawing, in order to make them more comfortable with the human form. 

Flo, from London, believes it could be a ‘mind-opening experience’ while Mariella, 57, Somerset, said that while something needs to be done to address negative body ideals, she doesn’t feel this is the ‘most productive way’ to go about it.  

Flo Perry (left) and Mariella Frostrup (right) appeared on Good Morning Britain today where they debated whether or not children's art classes should include nude portraits
ITV Flo Perry (left) and Mariella Frostrup (right) appeared on Good Morning Britain today where they debated whether or not children’s art classes should include nude portraits

Viewers weren’t keen on the idea, with one saying most young children would ‘laugh their heads off’ at the sight of a naked body, while others were angry at the idea, with one branding it dangerous’.

Flo argued: ‘Naked strangers is this big word. Nobody is gonna be like, “Put my kid in form of naked strangers”. 

‘We have to examine our own reaction to that and think “Why do we have that reaction?”. 

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Source: Daily Mail

Original publication 10 January, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 2 weeks ago

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Facebook, the nipple, and the 17th century

Peter Paul Rubens was an enormously successful Flemish painter who lived at the end of the 16th and the first half of the 17th century. Like all men, he was fascinated by women. At the time, the ideal of beauty was slightly different from what we know today. Shapes were rounder, fuller, up to a level that in our image-obsessed society, we might call obese.

Flash forward to the 21st century. The age of freedom. Freedom from religious restrictions, freedom from absolutist monarchs, from the tyranny of one class over the other.

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Yet, Rubens’s paintings of full-bodied nude women were not banned in the 17th century. They were banned in the 21st. By Facebook.

I’m  not joking, but over the past few years, Belgians were outraged that the paintings of one of their greatest artists were banned, from Facebook, because they were showing too much skin. 17th century skin.

It is outrageous and silly at the same time that in a modern age, an age where Brigitte Bardot and Kim Kardashian are icons, when nudity in advertising and movies and at parties is all around us, that a place like Facebook should still hang on to Victorian concepts of nudity.

As the protesters in the picture – and they are breast cancer activists, not strippers or porn stars – rightly pointed out, the human body is nothing to be ashamed of, and should not be kept hidden at all costs.

Yes, there is a place and a style for everything, and nudity can be disrespectful in some instances. But overall, the nipple is an innocent part of the body.

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Source: The Nude Guru

Original publication 20 November, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 6th December 2019

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