Its a idea. Let’s think about it for a moment. And yes, I am being serious here. Maybe we should start protesting. It would give us great visibility and help spread the word about naturism/nudism. But maybe protest is too strong, too angry. Maybe the idea of a Naturist March would be a good idea. Yeah that’s the ticket.
Since the gays, the non-binary gendered. and the Social Justice Communists have been holding rallies, protests, and out right riots as of late i started thinking, “Why don’t we stage a peaceful march in support of the Naturist Community?” We are definitely a minority, and maybe we could claim some kind of victim status (although personally i do not want to do that). We could start a peaceful march during one of the Naked Bike Rides and spread from there. Now i know what the next question is: “What do we protest/march for?”
More Nude Spaces. I suggest when we march we claim that we are asking for more nude beaches, trails and parks where we can go nude. Since we are paying our tax dollars to maintain these areas, we as naturists should be allowed to enjoy them in the nude as well.
Change the Indecency Laws. Right now a number of laws say you can be arrested for being seen nude via the window inside your house or being seen in the nude on your own property. These laws need to be changed.
Speaking Out. We need to speak out and talk about being nude and the health benefits of it. The march/protest would be the perfect chance to do so.
Body Positive Outlook/Movement. This one is totally optional. While it will probably garner support from the SJWs and feminists, I am not sure I want their help since they are a bunch of communists and special snowflakes. They’ll make us look more like loons then sane people.
Well that’s all i can think of for right now. But i do wonder would any of us be willing to actually protest in the nude?
I have to admit this topic has been on my mind a few times, but i avoided writing about it because the logistics of it kind of drove me nuts.
I have been thinking about the more or less complex definition of the Naturist, the Nudist, and Naturism and Nudism.
The way i am beginning to see it is that Naturism is much more of a lifestyle, a choice, something that truly helps to define a part of the Naturalist’s personality and being. While the Naturist does not abhor or hate clothing, they believe that clothes are not part of the natural state of the human being and so therefore they should not be used or needed unless the temperature or environment calls for it. The Naturist believes being nude allows for freedom of one’s self, one’s body, and one’s mind. That to be nude invites healing one’s self and promotes heath. Naturism calls for a commitment in many ways, but does not demand. The Naturist lifestyle can be returned to whenever one chooses. Naturism is not a cult nor does it worship the Sun or the human form. Naturism is apolitical and generally doesn’t choose sides. Although it will support legislation that would allow for the Naturist to be in the nude the public. Naturism is non-sexual, but it not prudish or hateful of sex.
Nudism is different in my opinion. Nudism is personal and in many ways private. The nudist prefers his/her nakedness to be more of a private affair. Many Nudists are at-home Nudists. They usually do not wear clothes are home, but will remained clothed when company comes over. While Nudists do visit naturist resorts they go mainly to express their nakedness in a more public setting. They generally do not have a desire to become members or regular visitors to any clothing optional resort. The Nudist generally has no problem wearing clothes and see the wearing of textiles as just a normal part of life. While clothing is still considered optional, it is also something of a necessity. Nudists often mix their being nude with politics and social movements. They support a cause if it seems to portray the nude form as something good and normal. Often the nudist may link Nudism with social justice causes. The Nudist is often very shy about his/her nudeness and generally would not share that they are nude at home even with close family and friends. The reason for this is the social stigma that comes with being nude in a open or public setting. The Nudist fears being shunned by others even for being nude at home.
Now all of this is just my opinion on the difference between Naturism and Nudism. I am not stating that anyone is one or the other.
Twitter. We all know twitter. We all love it. Many others love it too. There can be people who pretend to be naturists and follow all the naturists they can round up. Only… these yokels aren’t naturists. Not nudists either. They’re out to collect images of nude people. Sometimes they are easily detectable because they…
A person once said a picture is worth a thousand words. And he was right, it is. But this picture is supposed to help support the argument for women being topless in public in Sweden. This is the same nation that fucking bends over backwards to accommodate the Muslim refugees that are swarming the country. And with the number of rapes, and murders, tripling in the country due to Muslim refugees, why in God’s Holy Name would you want to push for topless equality at a time like this? Do you want to give the Muslim rapefugees a easier way to target who they can rape? Priorities here people of Sweden. Get them, and then get them in order.
Now the next thing i have to say about this picture is how off putting the two people in the picture. The both of them look very androgynous and like hipsters. Why not use two older people like a hairy chested male and a average looking female? Why does the picture use two young and somewhat ugly looking, androgynous hipsters. When i first saw this picture i looked at the male and my first thought was, “Why do they have a flat chested woman and not so flat chested woman in this picture? It makes no sense.” In other words the androgyny of the male completely throws the picture off and obscures the message. Sadly enough the Northern Europeans tendency to want to be SJW and PC destroys their own message in this case.
And so to get to the final point about this one must remember that the Topless movement does not support naturism . It is a feminist movement that only supports WOMEN BEING ALLOWED BY LAW TO BE TOPLESS IN PUBLIC THE SAME AS MEN. While we as naturist can support the Topless movement, do not expect the same Topless movement to come to our aid. Remember most of the Topless movement is populated by young feminist, liberal types who flit from one social justice topic to the next with no care for the wreckage they leave behind and many of them are so body shy they’d never go totally nude in public, let alone at a nudist resort or beach. So i say why bother supporting them unless it truly benefits us. These same women would be the first to protest public nudity on the basis that it may trigger a transsexual or some body shy person. After all these are the same people who think a naked, flaccid penis is some form psychological and physical aggression. So these people will never be okay with the law allowing men to walk around naked because penises trigger them. But some of them may be okay with women walking around nude because female body privilege and “muh patriarchy oppression” and all.
After looking at two articles that I recently reblogged; I thought back to my experience at Carolina Foothills. I came to realize that I got a very good dose of what was described in both of those posts when i went there. The feeling i got there at CF was somewhat stifling. I still remember how my guide answered a lot of my questions with a sense of distaste. I remember her saying that a number of their members wanted to keep the fact that they were naturists a secret because of their public lives. I may be wrong about this; but the feeling i got from the staff and people at Carolina Foothills was that new people weren’t wanted unless they fit a very specific criteria, i.e. straight and straight laced married, white couples in their 40’s or older, preferably with their children being grown, out of the house and not with them.
My experience and the feelings i got from that time has led me to the conclusion that there may be a number of naturist clubs like this. The clubs are where people come to be naked and get away from the world. They see these secluded little nude venues as escapes and as their private little place in the world; and that no one else should enter and disturb the peace they feel. Believe me when i tell you that i understand those feelings, but it doesn’t help the club very much if new people are made to feel like outsiders unless they fit some stringent criteria.
I now wonder if people like this could be considered at true Naturists? I doubt they are nude at home unless it’s in the shower. But i am not being judgmental, just wondering about these. Are resorts that are much more open and well known, more welcoming of people. Or is it just because its in the South and people are still so prudish. I doubt i”ll find a answer any time soon.
So after all these years this revelation finally hit me. All of you have been to the standard beach and as you look around you see the usual young girls in their skimpy two piece bikinis correct. And yet when you look at the old and fat you see this:
I never thought about it, i never even realized that yes we still discriminate against the old and the fat on the beach. You see the old and fat have been told, weather openly, through the media, and through going to the beach as well that they don’t own their own bodies the moment they hit the beach. They need to cover up because no one wants to see their fat and/or wrinkled bodies.
Now this is something that I could say that we as Naturist can point out and use it to encourage people to frequent nudist and topless beaches. But there is a problem. The problem is that young people still react harshly to seeing the old and overweight in the nude or topless, and many will stop coming to nude beaches and nude resorts if they feel they have to look at old bodies all day. Of course this is just egotism and youthful arrogance speaking, but it is a problem when we want to attract more young people to the Naturist lifestyle.
Suffice to say i don’t have any grand solutions to this. But i will say that by now you’d think that the fat and elderly women would have broken this mold of shame about their bodies and have strode onto the beach in a two piece bikini without any shame and ignoring the stink eye given to them by young people.
The question is, “Am i truly a naturist?” I know I can say that I am a At-Home-Naturist, but as a naturist shouldn’t i have visited a naturist resort at some point over the last 18 years? Yet i never have. I could claim that money and time was the major problem. But to be honest i just forgot about it. And whenever i thought i about visiting one i was usually short on time or gas or money, so i put it off another month or year. So now, this year i have a chance to visit a naturist resort and I am at least going to visit and see what this one that is close to where i live looks like. Then from there i will decide if i want to spend a day or weekend there. Then i can finally answer the question, “Am i truly a Naturist?”