The Nude Controversy

There’s nothing better than feelin’ yo self.

Those days where you wake up and your confidence is through the roof. And what better way to commemorate the occasion than a naked selfie. Just you, a mirror and some very good lighting.

As a plus size woman I have found that taking naked pictures helps boost my self esteem and lift me up on my feeling-frumpy days. So, it continues to baffle me that in today’s day and age there’s still such a negative stigma surrounding “nudes”.

Having naked photos of yourself is slutty, it’s egotistical and you’re just asking for trouble if you take/send them. Or so I am told.

But why the negativity?

There’s a long tradition of women empowering themselves only to be knocked back by the judgement of others. It’s perfectly fine if a woman wants to take her top off for Playboy or Penthouse, but as soon as she does it for herself it’s a big no no!

Even as you look in popular culture, famous women who share nude pictures are often met with criticism and hate. Celebrities such as Kim K, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Keira Knightly have all shared intimate photos to a barrage of backlash from the general public and social media. “You’re a mother show some fucking class” said one disgruntled male, who had been so offended by a naked breast that he then began a 12-tweet long rant on why women should “cover up” and “stay in the kitchen.”

Clearly, people need to chill.

The naked body is beautiful and if snapping a couple boob shots makes you feel good then just do it. Flick through my Ipod and it won’t be long till you see nipples and ass and I wouldn’t have it any other way. In a world where it’s so easy to feel shitty about yourself, who is it really harming to flash some titty.

What’s more, women who celebrate their sexuality should be praised and not be met with fear induced hatred. Confidence is key in just about everything we do nowadays so who cares if it came from a compliment, a good pair of jeans or a picture of your vagina looking super cute.

 

How do you feel about nudes? Let me know in the comments!

-L

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2 thoughts on “The Nude Controversy

  1. Love this and I couldn’t agree more. We all have a naked body, its how we came into the world and it should be up to the individual to show it in whatever way they feel comfortable. I think the old “If you don’t like it, don’t look” has never been more relevant!

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