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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

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

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

Why I Choose To Live Naked. | elephant journal

LABSN Editor’s Note: I like how Mr. Mathis Kennington relates that being physically naked can bring out our emotional nakedness, which is a good thing.

I’m worried you’ll see where I stepped off my path and picked up that scar that serves as a constant reminder that I am a traveler and not the destination.

Source: Why I Choose To Live Naked. | elephant journal

Ballet Dancers Glide Their Way Through NYC — Naked — In Stunning Photos | The Huffington Post

LABSN Editor’s Note: I just thought these photos were so beautiful I had to share them. Hope you all think so also.

Dancers just seem to navigate the world a bit differently than the rest of us.

Source: Ballet Dancers Glide Their Way Through NYC — Naked — In Stunning Photos | The Huffington Post

Selfies – Nourishment For The Naked Soul | Naturist Lens

LABSN Editor’s Note: I always find the thoughts Skyclad expresses in his Naturist Lens blog interesting. I’ve found this blog expecially interesting. I hope you all also enjoy the blog.

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Emma was kind enough to send me a “selfie” she took in the not-too-distant past. Like many naturists or nudists, she takes selfies to record her life unclothed. I am no different. I als…

Source: Selfies – Nourishment For The Naked Soul | Naturist Lens

That one-finger selfie

LABSN Editor’s Note: Paul makes some excellent points with this post on his Zjuzdme.org blog. What do you think? 

One-finger selfies. You’ve probably heard about it, seen plenty of examples of it. The one-finger selfie. Apparently it started though an Anime character that demonstrated how to do it: I had…

Source: That one-finger selfie. – Zjuzdme.org