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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

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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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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.

 

C-SPAN Guest’s Amazing Response to Caller Who Asks How to Confront His Own Racism, Intolerance

LABSN Editor’s Note: A C-Span “Washington Journal” caller admits racism and guest Heather McGhee of DEMOS thanks the caller for admitting his racism and gently advises him on how to improve his view of black people.

Both sides of this discussion should be commended.

Source: C-SPAN Guest’s Amazing Response to Caller Who Asks How to Confront His Own Racism, Intolerance

‘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