The New York Times published five pictures of topless women recently. The New York Times.
How could they do it? The women depicted all had had double mastectomies and chose not to have breast reconstruction. So they didn’t have nipples.
This is a powerful story for many reasons, but an unstated one is to point out the ridiculousness of the rules of many media outlets against showing human bodies in their natural form. The idea that you could show the topless pictures of women only because their breasts had been cut off is beyond bizarre.
On the subway, watching a young couple together – and the young lady alone in the seat behind them, who keeps leaning forward and hugging them both. Good friends? A poly triad?
Why does it matter, really? Love is wonderful in whatever form it arrives.
Last year at the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit, I gave a presentation on how to woo recalcitrant legislators to your cause when they don’t like or understand it. Called it “Taking the Hill.” Got a few folks.
Gave the same talk this year. Hung out a sign titling the course, “Making Congress Your Bitch.” Got more than twice as many.
Gotta love those kinky sex-positive folks. (And all the rest of them, too.)