Monday, 21 March 2016

An Open Letter On Nudity...

While I'm not one for keeping up with Kim Kardashian the nude selfie she posted on Instagram sparks a topic of conversation I feel is important to address. Many celebrities including Bella Thorne and Ariel Winter commented along the lines of "Her body, her rules." while P!nk tweeted on International Women's Day with:
"Shout out to all the women, across the world, using their brains, their strengths, their talent, their "magic" that they were born with, that only they possess. It may not ever bring you as much 'attention' or bank notes as using your body, your sex, your tits and asses, but women like you don't need that kind of 'attention'. In the quiet moments you feel something deeper than the fleeting excitement resulting from attention, you feel something called pride and self respect. Keep on resisting the urge to cave. You'll never have to make silly excuses for yourself."

Both open the doors on important conversations we need to be having with ourselves and each other on self love, validation/attention, your body your rules, objectification, self objectification, sexualization, intentions, ramifications and social media. Perhaps though the most important conversation is the one we need to have with ourselves on are we living by our values?, what are the driving forces behind them? and understanding the pros and cons of them all. If you also happen to be a public figure then questioning how you are influencing and effecting your audience is just as equally important.

We are all different therefore our values will be too. Right or wrong will never be the answer but instead acting upon our values and understanding that sometimes others are acting from a place of their values and sometimes they aren't (just like we all do at times) and that sometimes people align with our values and sometimes they don't.  

With magic from me to you
Rainbow :) xoxo

7 comments:

  1. I agree that we must consider both views because in my opinion they mix , I believe your body does mean your rules because as long as you're not hurting yourself or anyone else then you should allow yourself to acept and be proud of your body no matter what . However it is also important to understand that your more than your body and that you have an amazing mind that you can do anything with :) There's an amazing spoken word poetry video by Mary Lambert that I think you'd love It's called body love,she's an amazing artist :)

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  2. P!nk's reaction really surprised me, I didn't expect such a, well, judgmental reaction from her. It really disappointed me. Kim Kardashian had two kids and worked her butt off and looks great. On top of that, she's got an incredible business empire that has nothing to do with her body. She's totally entitled to show off as much or as little as she likes. In this case, I don't think it's entirely relevant to consider her audience and her influence over that audience. She's done nude photoshoots, this is no difference. But that's just my opinion :)

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  3. Wow, I had no idea p!nk responded with that. Honestly, there's no right or wrong like you pointed out and as long as you're comfortable with what you're doing then we shouldn't be ones to judge.
    We need less hate on each other and much much more acceptance. The only reason people think breasts are taboo is because we're raised in a society that says so, essentially this is the same with slut-shaming. If a man posted a picture with his *manhood* blocked out it would be an entirely different reaction!

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  4. I think it's all just random, like Kim posted the selfie like "lol i'm nude" and people obviously were shocked because she's in the public eye idk I mean if you feel the need to post a nearly naked selfie then I guess that's your choice. Hah
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  5. This was so enlightening to read, Rainbow! We only know how too easy it is to automatically make judgements (even if it is Kim-K, right?!) But we really don't know the types of "battles" people might be going through, or what types of motivation and intention they are trying to display.
    Hope you're having a wonderful Monday!!

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  6. Totally agree with you and to be honest, I had no idea about that nude photo of Kim K. nor about Pink's tweet. I think that the best way is to mix these two different opinions, because there are no one the best way - as you mentioned, we all have different values and if we feel comfortable with ourselves, there is nothing wrong with our actions. Personally I don't like Kim K., but on the other hand I respect her, because she has build empire, so she showed that she has great body, but brain and strength as well.

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  7. Great post! I think all people should be free to do what they want, as long as they don't harm others - after all being a feminist is having equal rights, and I'm sure if it was Kanye West putting up a nude selfie, there wouldn't be this much commotion...

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