Friday, September 13, 2013

Weekly Roundup: Nudity Week #1

We had two great posts this week on the subject of nudity, and we've got a few more in the pipeline for next week, so stay tuned!

Today is also our first in what will hopefully be an every-Friday feature: a Weekly Roundup of links to interesting blog posts, websites, and other miscellanea we've come across during the week (or had sent our way--please do share anything you find!) on the current topic:

  • First, this is a great short post by a masseuse titled "What Real People Look Like." With the subtitle of "Women have cellulite, men have silly buttocks," you know it's a must read! :)
  • Then there's this classic of the Mormon blogosphere, "High Priest Sauna Night." Written by a member of the LDS church living in Finland, it ends on this hilarious note: "It would be difficult to come to High Priest Sauna Night and say, sitting naked in a small room heated to 95C hip-to-hip with the stake patriarch and a deacon, ‘You know, the church is the same wherever you go.’" You know you wanna read it.
  • Finally, a recent project has started that showcases tasteful, artistic, nude photographs of Mormon women. It's called Mormon Women Bare (potentially NSFW, depending on where you work), and here's an excerpt from the introduction: "The women shown here are not paid models. They are your daughters and mothers, sisters and friends. They are different ages, shapes, and sizes. What they have in common is a shared history with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a tradition that seeks to both exalt the body as divine while treating its natural impulses as temptations to be overcome. These women show incredible bravery and vulnerability to share their stories through their words and their bodies. Together, we aim to show that bodies are beautiful and sacred, flawed and powerful, earthly and divine."
So that's a bit of what's been going on around the embodyed internet. Please share any thoughts, impressions, or responses to these links in the comments--and point us towards anything we've missed!

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