One of the biggest grievances I have with the mainstream media industry, is its ever forceful input in the shaming of the unretouched, unclothed human body. Quite frankly, I think it’s about time that we sorted this shit out. What I do find shameful is that the normalisation of nakedness makes so many of us feel uneasy. Naked human bodies are nothing to be ashamed of in my book. At least, not any more. Not now that I’ve learnt to reject projected apparent norms of beauty and acceptability. I don’t find nipples (on a person of any gender) to be offensive and certainly not vulgar. Cellulite and stretch marks aren’t something that should be hidden if you ask me. Nor are scars, colostomy bags, baldness, physical impairments or tattoos. It’s abhorrent that anyone in a position of influence would perpetuate the idea that any of these physical traits are something to be embarrassed of. Why on earth are we taught to despise the physical characteristics which are a part of our own beautiful physicality?
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