Violence vs Nudity

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  1. c.dub

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    First off, let me appologize if this has been posted earlier/somewhere else, or if this isn't the venue for this topic. That being said...

    What I've always wondered is: Why do we as Americans find it more appropriate to see violence and murder (check prime time TV or a PG/PG-13 movie) but OUR OWN BEAUTIFUL BODIES are something to hide and be ashamed of? Where the hell did we go wrong? More importantly, what do we (as progressive thinkers) do to change that?

    A change is in order...
     
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    carolinacurious: I think it will have to come in small steps, first step, MORE NAKED FIGHTING!

    Sorry, it's a great topic, I'll try to come up with something more serious later/tomorrow.
     
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    Thanks, naked fighting huh? I have mixed feelings on that one. Are we talking about fighting eachother naked or fighting those who dislike nudity naked? Either way, how do we go about televising it??
     
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    Call FOX news and let them pixalate it.
     
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    The nudity, but god forbid violence being pixelated, we'd have hell to pay. Makes no fuckin' sense.
     
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    But I thought that the rise in right wing 'christian' family values in the U.S. was all about destroying anything that didn't fit it with their narrow way of thinking. Surely violence is the only path to heaven for these people?
    As for nudity - the States has a history of puritanical ways. I can't see that changing for a long time yet.
    Come to think of it - the U.S. has a history of puritanism and violence - isn't it the 'natural' way over there? :p
     
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    My girls are 9 and 6. If I had to choose, I would show them nudity all day long before letting them watch violence and mayhem. This being said, irresponsible behavior or lack of consequences color both of these issues as presented in entertainment and the media.
     
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    Absolutely rope, either can be very harming. That being said, I think that our society would be less agro if there were places in mainstream media (ie the news, or prime time TV) that celebrated our beautiful bodies the way they were created rather than the after effects of some violence against those same bodies.

    Can you imagine how much more safe and sane our lives would be, not even going into the positive self images that our youth would have, or the tolerance that would come naturally, rather than having to be taught, and retaught...

    Someday, hopefully, we can get there.
     
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    That's true. Americans have a history of being simulataneously fascinated and repulsed by sex and violence. I've never thought it was all that healthy. :glare:
     
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    Naked fighting? Like the Celts?
     
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    No more like Summer and Honey, the strippers!
     
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    No more like Summer and Honey, the strippers!
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    Or like Jacinto and Dirk on Thurday nights a couple of years ago: Naked Jell-O Wrestling. (There's always room for Jell-O!)
     
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    Especially naked jell-o! :eyes:
     
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    As long as it's not the Jell-O with the fruit in it, yuck... well, then again...
     
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    Watch who you call a 'fruit'! :grr:
     
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    Watch who you call a 'fruit'! :grr:
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    I was literally talking about Jell-O that has pieces of fruit in it! Wasn't talking about a mo & Jell-O bowl! I'll try to be more clear...
     
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    Actually, I got it, but I was making a funny. Mo?! There's a term that I haven't heard in years!
     
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    Thought so, but then the flaming head threw me off! Now back to the topic:

    What about being comfortable while nude infront of your children? At what age do you think this could be inappropriate? Why should it become inappropriate? Let me know...
     
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    My dad was nude a good amount of the time, both in and around the house. My mom was often around the house topless, not for long durations, but she was, none the less.
    Neither, my brother nor myself were effected negatively. Contrarily, I think that it showed us that our bodies are beautiful, no mater the shape, size or length for that matter. Point of fact, Im tall, thin and hung nicely (thanks dad), where my brother is tall, a sandwich away from 350, average sized dink at best and he's the first to point out the discreptancy between us and make light of himself. He has two beautiful daughters, so obviously it works!
    Cheers to the positive self images from the parentals!
     
  20. D_Humper E Bogart

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    Well, naked chemical warfare might be my thing.

    Of course, me melting might just put people off sex AND violence forever!
     
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