Anonymous asked: I noticed you haven't been posting as much the past couple days...?
I assume this is an ask inquiring where I’ve been? I read it as Explain yourself! haha. ;-)
I’ve actually been around but my computer bit the bullet (it was on its last leg for a while), and I’ve been freaking out about it. I obviously want to be able to post more and regularly, but I also need a computer for work, so, yeah… kinda fucked right now. Been trying to keep up on here a bit through my phone, but it’s obviously not the same (not even close). Not sure what I’m gonna do. xx
Anonymous asked: I don't agree with you on the not being able to walk naked down the street issue. I am not a nudist at all. It's not for me but I would whole heartedly back up someone being able to do so (in the same way I would with women wearing the burqa if she so chooses). The excuse 'think of the children' is horrible to say the least. The naked body is not anything to be ashamed of or should be hidden. As for sexual assault survivors, I can't answer that as I don't have enough knowledge to approach it.
I really don’t like the comparison between being a nudist and wearing a burqa. Not the same thing.
But before this gets out of hand and even further from the important point I was making with the original post, I want to say that what I was writing, once again, was about street harassment and rape culture. It was a commentary about how we blame women.
(Yes, the whole “think of the children” thing was way out of left field for me too. That’s not what I was talking about.)
Anonymous asked: While I no doubt agree with that message, still, NO ONE should be walking down a public street naked. Think about children. Think of victims of sexual assault who may be triggered at the sight of a naked stranger coming towards them. Just because I am body positive and anti-slut shaming doesn't mean anyone can just expose themselves to me whenever they'd like (a heads-up would be nice). Nudity should still have to be consensual with *everyone* in ANY given space. (Thank you for this blog btw)
The text/thought process I added was in no way written to support the whole becoming a nudist colony. Hopefully that’s to what people are getting out of that. I’m not telling women to go around naked (or anyone else for that matter). That post was strictly about uncovering the layers behind the “logic” of blaming victims for their assault based on what’s covering them up.
"If I’m a woman and I’m walking down the street naked, you STILL don’t have a right to rape me"-Dick Gregory
I think most guys in response to this would be like, No shit I’m not going to rape her, but she shouldn’t be walking down the street like that.
So what we learn there is that the logic does not stop with an agreement at being horrified someone would think of doing this. It reaches that point, but passes on by, turns around and quietly justifies something happening to her. Maybe not rape, but something might happen, and if it does, it’s her fault because she was naked.
So move forward with how much apparel does she have to wear before you’re no longer justifying it, and what do you think she deserves to have happen to her at every layer of clothing?
Now contemplate what a gross person you are for trying to find logic in a woman’s assault.
If I could grow a bush this full and bountiful I would totally make fun shapes like this one out of it.