Public nudity, what is the issue? | nakedrant – www.nude-muse.com

Imagine a newspaper headline that read “People are forced to be nude.” A lot of people would be shocked. Now this is the headline that accurately states the current state of affairs “People are forced to wear clothes.” That shock is how I and many others feel.

“it should be remembered that wearing clothes is the norm in society and a court of law considering decriminalizing nudity needs to recognize the serious implications of such an act.”

That is what was reported in a Calgary newspaper in regards to a man who went through a drive through restaurant, while nude. It should also be remembered that wearing clothes was not always the norm in society and there weren’t any laws forbidding such, until somebody made it up. Such a law can be unmade and  decriminalizing the nude human body should be everybody’s right and is in their best interest. The very thought that my body in its most natural, normal state being criminal is repugnant to me. That every time I bathe, change my clothes or simply just be me, is a criminal act, depending on whether somebody can see me, even at home in my own house, is in itself a law that is incredibly un-just. Law makers, politicians and conservatists, forget that the nude human body in itself is NOT the criminal act, but what you do with it. That simply walking around and carrying about your daily life is not different when clothed or nude. It is exactly the same. If somebody makes a nuisance of themselves while nude, they can do the same while clothed. Are we starting to get the picture? In other words, there are already laws in place which protect people from other people who want to be trouble makers. Simply being nude anywhere, is not being a nuisance, it is being human.

Please also remember that there were many societies in the past (and few still remain) where nudity is normal. Many of the pacific islands were nations where nudity was normal. Many tribes around the globes all had the same nude community standard, from Africa, to South America. It wasn’t until religious missionaries came and forced them to get clothed, or made them feel guilty about their nudity. For countless generations in these places, found nudity as an idyllic way of life. No one was offended, no was harmed, no one was exploited. It was normal and natural.

It wasn’t until that “guilt” was introduced that their beautiful and idyllic lifestyles were taken away. In many of these societies where nudity is still the norm, you will find that sex crimes are pretty much non-existent.  Even the Japanese had communal bathing were men, women and children all bathed nude together up until 1890 when a law was introduced to ban men and women bathing together.

You may have read  what happened in America during the alcohol prohibition era. It was a total failure. So is the nudity prohibition of today. It is a total failure. Yet still they are calling for more bans, tougher laws, and more punishment. History has shown that any ban won’t make the situation better, but will just make it worse.

The article continues with “Nor does the argument take into account the fact that the overwhelming majority of people do not want to see their fellow citizens walking naked down city streets.”

 

With social networking and the large scale sharing of photos, it has become abundantly clear that community standards have either changed or where incorrectly assessed in the first place. It appears that people are far more accepting of nudity than the loud anti-nude lobby would have you think. They are screaming and complaining about nudity, but the fact that so many people are doing it just shows that people are not worried by nudity as first thought.  It also means that maybe laws should be changed to reflect the “new community standard”.

Currently people who are nude in public can at any moment be arrested (and usually it happens more swiftly than somebody stealing your car or robbing your house) and branded a criminal, all because they made a clothing choice.

People are so polarised by this argument.....

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