Today we had a really good discussion in one of my classes about artwork featuring female nude figures. It was something that I’ve been wanting to talk about for a while now, especially outside a women’s studies class. My classmate’s piece sparked the discussion, which actually turned out to be quite lengthy. Despite this, he was a good sport through it all. I’m very proud of him. I’ve tried to have discussions like this with people in the past, and have been mistaken for attacking someone and questioning their character. So I do fear pointing things out to people, though my teacher told me today not to be because it’s my duty as a feminist.
I’m warning you right now…. This is really long. But it is also something I’m passionate about. So there’s that.