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Call for naked art classes to benefit children in UK schools 

LABSN Editor’s Note: Here’s an interesting POV on teaching children about body acceptance.

 

Campaigners have called for nude art classes in schools to improve body image issues caused by social media, and teachers will decide if children can take part.

Source: Call for naked art classes to benefit children in UK schools 

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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Media’s Grim Addiction to Perseverance Porn | FAIR

LABSN Editor’s Note: I thought this take on how a news item is reported was very important. FAIR has a reputation for making news reporters think about what they write from a different point of view.

These stories are typically shared for the purposes of poor-shaming, typically under the guise of inspirational life advice. A healthy press would take these anecdotes of “can do” spirit and ask bigger questions, like why are these people forced into such absurd hardship?

Source: Media’s Grim Addiction to Perseverance Porn | FAIR

7 Reasons why you want to be a nudie – Naked Wanderings

LABSN Editor’s Note: I ran across Nick and Lin’s blog and found what they had to say very informative and interesting. Check them out.

Everyone can find a reason to become a nudist, whether it’s the connection to nature, the feeling of freedom or the equal tan line.

Source: 7 Reasons why you want to be a nudie – Naked Wanderings

Dress Code Sexism

LABSN Editor’s Note: Laci has a good point here, as usual.

And here’s another video from Laci that goes into more detail about objectifying women.

 

‘Spectacular’ Sea of Hull pictures as Spencer Tunick photographs 3,200 naked blue people | Hull Daily Mail

LABSN Editor’s Note: Someday I’ll participate in one of Spencer Tunick’s events.

Source: ‘Spectacular’ Sea of Hull pictures as Spencer Tunick photographs 3,200 naked blue people | Hull Daily Mail

Bodypainting Day 2016

LANSN Editor’s Note: This looks like a fun event for all involved. What a great way to introduce the public to the beauty of the nude body.

What it’s like to bike nude at Portland’s World Naked Bike Ride | OregonLive.com

LABSN Editor’s Note: Here’s a reporters inside view of the World Naked Bike Ride in Portland, Oregon.

Some 10,000 people rode naked through Portland on Saturday night. Oregonian reporter Jamie Hale was one of them.

Source: What it’s like to bike nude at Portland’s World Naked Bike Ride | OregonLive.com

Come Exercise Your Rights With Us

LABSN Editor’s Note: I hope some of the women who read my blog accept O.C.T.P.F.A.S.  invitation. O.C.T.P.F.A.S.  is doing very important work.

‘Undocumented’ HS valedictorian says viral tweet was misunderstood | New York Post

LABSN Editor’s Note: Two stories worth watching and reading.

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A Texas high school valedictorian who described herself as “undocumented” in a tweet touting her academic prowess said she should have been more cautious about her word choice — but

Source: ‘Undocumented’ HS valedictorian says viral tweet was misunderstood | New York Post