Monday, April 13, 2009

The Daily Newds 4/13/09

  • Organizer of the Glade festival in the UK are seeking legal advice over the request of 30 Germans who want to attend the event in the nude.

  • A man sneaked into a Ball State University life drawing class and snapped a photo of a nude model, and then ran away.

  • An article on the Bird Island nudist controversy approaches the subject in a fair and neutral manner, concluding that it's all basically a "non-issue" in the first place.

  • At Lolo Hot Springs in Montana, it's clothing optional after 9 PM.

  • The Singapore woman charged with indecent exposure for her nude public walk with a Swedish friend is a member of Mensa and is persuing a PhD in infection biology at Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

  • The Bare Buns 5K run is scheduled for 1 PM on Saturday, April 18, at Star Ranch in Texas.

  • "Calendar Girls" has opened in London's West End, prompting critic Michael Coveney to examine the evolution of nudity on stage.

  • Nudism seems awfully tame next to some social phenomenons, like fetish parties.

  • Sexting Roundup: Ohio introduced a bill to make criminals out of teenagers, while Vermont indicated that it would totally decriminalize consensual exchanges of nude photos between two people 13 to 18 years old. Warner Todd Huston of the American Daily Review says that rushing to enact new anti-sexting laws in the wake of the tragic suicide of Ohio teen Jessica Logan is bad legislation.

  • I think that child beauty pageants are a bit creepy, but one legislator wants the government to oversee the events, even to the point of regulating "excessive makeup".

  • Padma Lakshmi, Chelsea Handler Eliza Dushku, Lynn Collins and Sharon Leal have all posed for Allure's nude issue.
    ALLURE: Are you comfortable with nudity?
    ELIZA DUSHKU: "I grew up with three brothers, and I was never shy about covering up. It got to the point where my mom was like, 'OK, honey, it's time to put some clothes on now.'"

  • Joe Shuster, one of the creators of "Superman", drew underground comics in the fifties which contained "naked women with whips, brutish men brandishing red-hot pokers, exotic torture and politically incorrect spankings."

  • The New York Times studies the legal challenges facing communities that want to outlaw saggy pants in public.

  • A British poll finds three out of four adults are willing to pose nude for 6500 pounds. Everybody has a price.

  • This article is a bit satirical on the subject of topfreedom, but the point is serious.
    If we took away the taboo of the bare breast, it might allow us to unclench just enough that we realize that it isn’t going to kill anyone, or turn our children into depraved maniacs. Then maybe we can start focusing on things that are really critical to mankind’s enlightenment.

  • Finally, nudity comes to daytime TV in Great Britain as Channel 4 is broadcasting life drawing classes featuring nude models so people can sketch from home.
    John Whittingdale, the Tory chairman of the Commons culture select committee, said that, in principle, he would not object to nude life drawing classes before 9pm if they were in an “educational context” and avoided “gratuitous titillation”.

1 comment:

Jim H said...

Regarding the proposed Ohio law, no one seems to have asked what it would have done to prevent the girl's suicide. To the embarasmment of having her nude picture distributed, the legislators and prosecutors would add the embarassment of a court appearance and criminal record. Instead of preventing this suicide, the proposed law would actually increase the risk of suicide. Incredibly poor logic.