The power of nudity: How exposing the naked body changed the world

No less than our ancestors, psychologists have understood the startling effect of exhibiting one’s genitals in public. In many ancient cultures, the phallus — the male member in erection — was publicly employed as a weapon in life-threatening situations. The act supposedly had a favourable effect on the …

Source: www.dailyo.in/arts/nudity-genitals-thangjam-manorama-history/story/1/21445.html

Seriously, all nipples need to be treated the same at this point

In the five years since #FreeTheNipple started, has anything actually changed? Though Men’s Health notes that “only three states — Utah, Tennessee, and Indiana — have laws explicitly forbidding female nipple exposure,” a woman who appears topless in public (except at nude beaches or resort areas) can still find herself subject to questioning by authorities because of grey …

Source: hellogiggles.com/lifestyle/society-treatment-of-nipples-male-female/

Book Review: How nudity and concealment can affect the body politic

In her new book Naked Or Covered, Mineke Schipper convincingly lays bare the commercial, social and political impact of nakedness on the contemporary world, writes Anshika Ravi. Naked or Covered: A History of Dressing and Undressing around the World. By Mineke Schipper. Publisher: Speaking …

Source: www.sundayguardianlive.com/books/12077-book-review-how-nudity-and-concealment-can-affect-body-politic