Is this picture obscene?

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-15-2007
Is this picture obscene?
10
Sat, 05-28-2011 - 7:35am

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Sat, 05-28-2011 - 10:16am
Very interesting article, Tom. I found it silly that Barnes and Noble wanted the magazine covered so people wouldn't see a shirtless guy who has the a beautiful feminine face, even though they have all sorts of other magazine covers of shirtless guys.
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-15-2007
Sat, 05-28-2011 - 11:19am

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Sat, 05-28-2011 - 11:50am
I've certainly had my eyes opened recently with regard to how some people think about transgender issues, so I think that, yes, there are plenty of people who are uncomfortable with people who don't fit the "norm," think they are freaks and whackos. I'm thinking it's likely the same thing with the magazine cover.

I never did really understand why people have a fit about women's breasts being shown in public, but all men (including men who have much larger breasts than mine) are free to go topless in public. Additionally, this heebie jeebie thing with women's breasts adversely effects such important things like breast feeding babies in public. Heaven forbid if a woman flashes a bit of breast or nipple while getting the child to latch. Oh, and a woman can wear a string bikini thing with basically just the nipple covered and that's okay, too. It makes absolutely no sense to me.
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-30-2002
Sat, 05-28-2011 - 4:06pm

I



iVillage Member
Registered: 02-15-2007
Sat, 05-28-2011 - 4:12pm

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-30-2002
Sat, 05-28-2011 - 6:21pm

I also never did really understand why people have problems about women’s breasts being shown in public and in a way I resent that men show their breasts and women don’t.***

Like I heard someone say once "Why is it



iVillage Member
Registered: 03-03-2009
Sat, 05-28-2011 - 6:35pm
In our culture, a woman's breasts are sexual organs. Never mind that their biological purpose is to provide nurture to our young.

So a woman who bares her breast in public in order to feed her baby is causing confusion and embarrassment because our programming doesn't acknowledge the natural and primary purpose.

Considering that there are still plenty of men who see women as primarily sexual objects, and considering the number of women who either use that fixation monetarily (and often without any awareness that there are negative consequences for the gender when they do that); or who don't question that programming, I doubt there will be a change in the status quo any time soon.

Jabberwocka

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-15-2007
Sun, 05-29-2011 - 8:58am

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-15-2007
Sun, 05-29-2011 - 9:28am

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-15-2007
Sun, 05-29-2011 - 9:30am