Monday, January 21, 2013

Pondering Nudism on MLK Civil Rights Holiday

Here at the Platypus, we have often pondered the relationship between nudism and civil rights. We have also looked at the issue of racism in nudism.  On this, the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders, we provide some links to past stories:

In The Perils of Breastfeeding we have considered the basic human right to breastfeed children;

In Deal with Race or Become Irrelevant we discussed the changing demographics of the U.S. and what it means for nudism... especially regarding race and national origin;

In Nude Attitudes Reveal Raw Racism we ask why it is okay to show naked natives in National Geographic, but recoil when certain races appear in their birthday suits;

In Ramblings on the Naked Rambler we compare Steven Gough of Scotland with other visionaries like Rosa Parks;

In History Sanitized for your Protection we note that some cultures get shortchanged if they didn't wear shorts;

In Nudity - Therapy for Autism we suggest compassion and understanding for the naked needs of persons with this disability.