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jessica-anya-blau's picture
Apr.01.2013
Gina Frangello is the author of the novel My Sister’s Continent  and the story collection Slut Lullabies.  She is one of the most bold, fearless, unhindered writers I’ve ever read. After reading the manuscript of My Sister’s Continent, one editor was quoted as having said, “I couldn’t...
farzana-versey's picture
Jan.18.2013
Kang Yi stripped down to a thong while a young woman gave him love bites. Performance art is almost always controversial. What was the significance of this one staged on a podium at a Guangzhou auditorium? He said:  “It's a critique of the concept of chaotic love. I hope that my art...
farzana-versey's picture
Mar.10.2012
  I’ll peel off my clothes protest with you cup my breasts let the collar bone stand out defy defy defy   (This is a response to 'My body, my choice': Exiled Iranian women pose nude for video in protest against sexual oppression in their native country. The video hopes to boost sales of...
beth-mann's picture
May.23.2011
[In the hopes that this piece will create some healthy discourse on the topic of all women's bodies.] When I read Patti Davis’s recent article in More magazine, where she “bares all” at 58, I was poised in my seat, prepared to feel inspired.  My body, like hers, has been built from scratch. I too...
sam-barry's picture
May.14.2011
This year is the 100th annual Bay to Breakers run in San Francisco, the oldest consecutively run footrace in the world today. Founded five years after the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906, the race is named for the fact that the course runs from the Embarcadero, on the bay side of the city...
farzana-versey's picture
Apr.11.2011
    The Church of England got into a bit of a tangle when its website spoke flatteringly about nudity in the Spirit of Living section on its website. Under a section headed ‘New Age’, the item said airbrushed models created “an unhealthy, unnatural model of perfection”. In contrast,...
farzana-versey's picture
Mar.07.2011
I do not agree with the recent Arundhati Roy persona. Does it follow that I would support an artist who paints her in the nude? And if so, what would be my reasons? Last year he painted M.F.Husain in the nude. His reason for doing so was to protest against his use of women as objects. Thus far...
susan-browne's picture
Jun.11.2010
The other day, I went for a walk at the Lafayette Reservoir, and among the bounties and beauties of nature I saw a man with his shirt off.  He was about sixty years old with a healthy muffin top.  His breasts flapped.  They were approximately cup-size B.  He said, "Hi," and I said, "...
farzana-versey's picture
Dec.20.2009
Do I have the right to walk around naked in my own house? Yes? No? Does someone who happens to see me in this state of undress have a right to file a case against me? Erick Williamson, a resident of Virginia, has been convicted because he was packing up some belongings in the buff in what is his...
jessica-anya-blau's picture
Nov.02.2009
When I was growing up, my parents had a fairly loose policy of not driving me, my sister, or my brother around town.  We biked to the dentist and doctor.  To go anywhere else-school, the beach, the movies-we walked, rode the bus, roller skated, and hitch-hiked (the method of choice in high school...