Nudity and Rape in Western Culture

Rape Culture, Misogyny and a Misguided Mayor

Social media has been abuzz with Mayor Tim Kee’s initial address regarding the death of Japanese native, Asami Nagakiya, who was found dead in the Queen’s Park Savannah while still clad in her carnival costume. His address encapsulated the very essence of our rape culture with brief highlights of his own personal views on Carnival and ‘wining’. …The worst of his utterances however, came when he stated that “women have the responsibility to ensure that they are not abused.” This, of course, is as ludicrous as telling someone that they are responsible for experiencing racism because they are colored, and in order to avoid racism, they should immediately take responsibility by no longer being colored.

There are tribes in the Amazon and Africa – you know, the ones we call primitive – that live in perpetual nakedness, yet rape is not an issue there. Why? Because for them, masculinity is not defined by violence, aggression,

Source: Rape Culture, Misogyny and a Misguided Mayor

Curator’s note: This writer raises some important questions about society’s connection between nakedness/nudity power and a rape culture that is worth exploring from a clothes free perspective. I encourage you to read the full post.

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  1. pipermac5 February 14, 2016
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