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San Francisco Bans Public Nudity

The city’s public officials have a simple message to residents and visitors: “Keep your clothes on!”

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 READ MORE

AP/Sergey Ponomarev

Naomi Wolf on Kate Middleton Topless, Pussy Riot, and the Sexualized Female Body

According to the author of “Vagina: A New Biography,” we are undergoing an “unprecedented struggle” among women, their bodies and sexuality. Citing recent examples including the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, the frenzy over “virginity tests” in Egypt and recent efforts in the U.S. to legislate the female body, Wolf argues that female sexuality is being targeted around the world.

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 READ MORE


The Skinny on GOP Trip to the Holy Land

Despite a stodgy reputation, Republicans are capable of a little craziness. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was moved to scold a group of GOP congressmen who drank and went swimming—at least one of them in the nude (that’s him pictured)—during a “fact-finding” trip to Israel last year.

Posted on Aug 20, 2012 READ MORE

Nudity in San Francisco

Posted on Sep 18, 2011 READ MORE

What’s the Fuss With Badu’s Body?

A new music video by Erykah Badu is causing quite the tizzy. The video, which depicts the songstress walking nude down the street where President John Kennedy was shot in Dallas, has led to a charge of disorderly conduct and an interesting perspective on how we see race.

Posted on Apr 4, 2010 READ MORE

Prejean and Trump
AP photo / Bebeto Matthews

Donald Trump Spares Miss California

Looks like Carrie Prejean’s opinions about gay marriage, as well as various and sundry racy snapshots in a state of undress, aren’t going to end up costing her the Miss California title. On Tuesday, Donald Trump announced that Prejean was going to continue her reign—and, shockingly, that he thought some of the photos were rather fetching.

Posted on May 12, 2009 READ MORE

Jackson and Timberlake

High Court Still Sizing Up Ms. Jackson’s Assets

It was the “wardrobe malfunction” seen around the world, and for most it’s really old news by now, but Janet Jackson’s famous mammary flash from the 2004 Super Bowl has once again come to the attention of the top U.S. court.

Posted on May 4, 2009 READ MORE

AP / Irwin Fedriansyah

Tame Version of Playboy Hits Jakarta Stands

Islamic hard-liners called the magazine a form of moral terrorism, despite the fact that there are no nude photos in it.
This is reminiscent of what happened in Eastern Europe after the fall of the Iron Curtain when titillating material quickly appeared and then spread like kudzu.
Liberties will always rush to fill a vacuum, just not necessarily in the way favored by religious fundamentalists.

Posted on Apr 6, 2006 READ MORE

women in burqas

Holland To Vote on Burqa Ban

One of the most socially progressive European states debates whether or not to allow women to wear the garments in public. Can a fatwa be far off? | story
Also, The Guardian probes an Islamic debate over the place of nudity in, heaven forbid, marriage. | story

Posted on Jan 17, 2006 READ MORE

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