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Here’s What Happened When A Woman Walked Around Topless In Montreal (PHOTOS)

LABSN Editor’s Note: This is from 2014, but I just found it and thought it was interesting. The writer, Lili Boisvert,  argues the right of women to go topless in public in a very logical, calm manner.

If we combine heterosexual women and homosexual men, there’s a large percentage of the population that is attracted to men’s, not women’s bodies.

So why is it OK for men to go topless, but not women? Does it mean that women’s and gay men’s desires are worth less than those of heterosexual men?

Source: Here’s What Happened When A Woman Walked Around Topless In Montreal (PHOTOS)

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Introducing the Real Nude Beach: A Body-Positive Photography Project

LABSN Editor’s Note: Since Felicity Jones closed down the Young Naturists America blog last year, she has started a personal blog on “naturism, censorship, topfree equality, body image and other fun topics.” Here’s one of the first she posted and the follow-up interviews can be found on her blog.

 

Introducing The Real Nude Beach: A Body-Positive Photography Project by Felicity’s Blog. We photographed & interviewed people at Gunnison this summer – here’s why!

Source: Introducing the Real Nude Beach: A Body-Positive Photography Project

The pros and cons of social media for the future of nudism – Naked Wanderings

LABSN Editor’s Note: Nick and Lins, a Belgian naturists couple, have a wonderful blog, Naked Wanderings, of their travels to naturists venues around the world. This post tackles some social media issues I’ve been thinking about also.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of online nudism? Especially on social media. Does it help us or will it harm us?

Source: The pros and cons of social media for the future of nudism – Naked Wanderings

Night Shift.

LABSN Editor’s Note: When I checked out Josephine R. Unglaub’s blog I found some wonderful art. I wanted to share her work with everyone.

lemanshots - Fine Pictures and Digital Art

lemanshots_cityDesigned and created by Josephine R. Unglaub

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Apprenticeships: do we want them and do they still exist?

LABSN Editor’s Note: Having served a six-year apprenticeship in letterpress printing, I found this article interesting. It speaks of the willingness of today’s society to accept less than top quality.

Bookish Things to think about

I have to perform this week: I am making two books for two experienced bookbinders. I need to be better than my best. But I feel like a beginner.

I was just saying to my students last night that I wished I could do an apprenticeship, a “stage” or internship with a bookbinder somewhere. However at just over 50 years old, who would want me?  I don’t mean it to sound bad; I am being realistic. It costs money to train someone.   I consider myself  an advanced beginner. Although I learned much of my skills at the bench, I have gotten to where I am by teaching myself, by reading, by attending the occasional workshop. I need more bookbinding hours under my belt.  And I am the sort of person who needs a teacher at hand. It’s not that I wish to be younger, it’s about having more time.  What…

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How To De-Objectify Women in Comics: A Guide | Heroic Girls

LABSN Editor’s Note: I found this interesting just for the sense of making me aware of how we objectify women in culture. We can all learn from this.

As an artist, what can I consider if I want to de-objectify and add power to female characters? A visual guide by Eisner nominee Renae De Liz.

Source: How To De-Objectify Women in Comics: A Guide | Heroic Girls

Could dinner parties bring hearts and minds together? This Muslim woman is giving it a try. | Public Radio International

LABSN Editor’s Note: “All we need is love.” –John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

 

Amanda Saab was the first Muslim woman in hijab to appear on a reality TV cooking show in the US. Now, she is inviting total strangers to her home and cooking them meals. She says it’s one way that might help bring together people from different sides of the political spectrum.

Source: Could dinner parties bring hearts and minds together? This Muslim woman is giving it a try. | Public Radio International