Random Rant About Nudity and Art

I’m going to go a bit more free-flowing than usual because I have this sudden idea about art, and conservative minds, and oh-my-god-she’s-naked!! The only reason I could think of at the moment for people to not like nudity in art is that it’s supposedly obscene to show one’s private parts for public viewing. Like dressing in barely anything when outside one’s house (ex: booty shorts, and a cropped top, and flip flops). I don’t understand why it’s a crass thing to show and appreciate the body. I mean, sure, there’s some objectification going on here, but I don’t think it’s always a necessarily sexual kind of objectification that’s involved. The body is a sacred vessel that must retain the sanctity of certain parts that must remain private. Honestly, I find that compared to the purity of the body, the purity of the spirit would be much more important. The use of the body by the spirit, or mind, or being for the sake of appreciation, or expression of beauty, raw, natural, celebratory, to me, is not something that should be called dirty—unless that was the aim of the art work: dirty, evil, disgusting themes (like that one artwork of Lucifer hung by cables in a church, if I remember correctly, being widely spread in the interwebs lately). Why should this kind of expression be viewed as “bad”? It seems to just escape my mind. Why can’t we appreciate the beautiful vessel in which we have been born? As far as I’m concerned, the only “bad” thing here are the symbols people attach to the body; the fact that others see a naked body, and think it obscene to see it nude because the body is usually seen sexually—that they can’t see its beauty because they cannot be seen objectively, as contradictory as that sounds.

wobawoo:

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wobawoo:

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Desireé Dallagiacomo - “Thighs”

"You’re gonna need a pep talk sometimes. That’s okay. For now, remember this: You’re awake. You’re awesome. Live like it.

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cyndipop:

Morning GIF made in AE.

cyndipop:

Morning GIF made in AE.

foreversearchingforanswers:

toxicteardrops:

l-ovelynialler:

from left to right;
I am afraid to hold my boyfriend’s hand.
My friend’s parents sent her away.
I found death threats in my locker.
I submitted to electroshock therapy.
I lost half my friends after coming out.
My grandmother sends me hate mail.
My school won’t let me take my date to prom.
I am not here anymore.
My dad tried to beat it out of me. 
No one is proud of me.
This showed up on my blog again. Forever reblog.
The “I am not here anymore.” 

Oh my. This hit hard.

i don’t even care that this isn’t black and white.read this

foreversearchingforanswers:

toxicteardrops:

l-ovelynialler:

from left to right;

I am afraid to hold my boyfriend’s hand.

My friend’s parents sent her away.

I found death threats in my locker.

I submitted to electroshock therapy.

I lost half my friends after coming out.

My grandmother sends me hate mail.

My school won’t let me take my date to prom.

I am not here anymore.

My dad tried to beat it out of me.

No one is proud of me.

This showed up on my blog again. Forever reblog.

The “I am not here anymore.” 

Oh my. This hit hard.

i don’t even care that this isn’t black and white.
read this

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lacigreen:

sexetc:

Fight HIV stigma by knowing the facts. HIV can only be transmitted through blood, breast milk, semen (cum) or vaginal fluids. Reblog and raise awareness!

^ that includes precum & menstrual blood <3

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scorpioh:

Adrien Brody, Gary Oldman, Tim Roth and Willem Dafoe for Prada fw 2012

Whew. Some other date some months ago. I kept forgetting hats aren&#8217;t allowed in malls, but, eh, I like my hat too much.

Whew. Some other date some months ago. I kept forgetting hats aren’t allowed in malls, but, eh, I like my hat too much.

Some date some moths ago…? Ate DQ, tried to copy Ben Stiller, and fed ice cream to the Spartans and Xerxes. Lazy ass outfit is lazy ass, man.