As a life philosophy, I actually disagree with this statement. Every culture in the world has a myth about some hapless person who gets seduced and destroyed by following a beautiful path and not asking enough questions..
On the subject of censorship, I do agree with this statement. I feel that the mental process behind censoring pictures of the human body is not only American puritan ideas about privacy and modesty but also "where oh where will it lead next?" As if hiding our naked human skin will make us forget it exists? Even after centuries of fashion has proven that the best way to showcase the human body is to put fabric over the top of it and thus make everyone even more aware of what lies underneath.
To prove that point, I posted a different picture on IG today where I’m mostly clothed and it’s gotten faster likes in the past hour than anything I’ve posted all week.
But this picture above I won't post on Instagram because it shows my nipples. Even though they're shadowed and not prominently featured, chances are good this picture would be pulled. One could ask why. The picture is beautiful, the human body is beautiful, every unaltered human on earth has nipples and yet they're not ok on social media. At least, they aren't ok in naked form.
I thought of this conundrum this morning when a woman posted close ups of her breasts in a sheer bra and her pictures popped up on my feed. I'm curious whether her pics will get deleted but because she's following the letter of the IG censorship law, it's possible they won't.
But ultimately, if the letter of the censorship law can be twisted to negate the spirit of the censorship law, what's the point of censorship?
7/17/2018 06:15:17 am
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