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Why do you think this is?
If you feel so strongly about it
tell your Masonic lodge that it needs to be clothing-free since the gov't is obstructing your right to be nude.
Originally posted by Afterthought
reply to post by Rockpuck
No, it's not a political matter. It's a personal choice. Just like abortion.
2. As a private organization I suppose we could be nude. However, you have never been to a Masonic lodge. The average age is about 65-80. I would prefer we keep with the suits, thank you.
The fact is, it is a political matter, but it SHOULD be a personal choice, just like abortion!
As WM this year, I suppose I could conduct the whole meeting in nothing but my apron, hat, and "jewel(s)"!!!!
"Pennies Make Good Sense Jar" isn't full before the next meeting, I will refuse to wear pants!!
You know, saying "I don't want to see people's wrinkled ______" is similar to saying "Well I don't want to see his ugly face."
They're just body parts. To be honest, it's not sexually oriented. It's not like people are walking around rubbing up against things.
I see nothing wrong with nudity at all. Maybe if we taught our kids that the styles/brands of their clothes don't matter by just not wearing them.... maybe if we taught them to accept the beauty of every individual.... the world would be a much better place.
Maybe we all need to be more comfortable with ourselves and each other. Really, the clothing industry is a complete scam. If you're cold, put something on. If you're not, why bother?
I love to hike naked. ("Zomg she's a weirdo.")
Um, no. I like to sleep naked, too, and swim naked. Because we don't really need clothes.
I bet half of you would be really lucky to have the self esteem of most nudists. Stop thinking about what others would say. It doesn't matter what you look like, it matters that you have the right mindset to not be afraid to walk around the way that you really look.
Fifthly, clothes are an expression of oneself. Just like hair styles, tattoos and piercings. Isn't someones personality and style part of what attracts you to someone in the first place?
Do yourself a favor & express your political rights in the comfort of your own home or join a nudist colony.
No one is saying that you CANNOT wear clothes? Express your style however you see fit!
As for a dirty scumbag getting an erection looking at you, that is probably already happening, and if someone is 'leering' at you or making obscene gestures, then address that issue, not the nudity!
And, if you have ever spent any time around nude people, after the initial shock, it actually becomes more difficult to be aroused. Do you get aroused every time you see your significant other naked? You become desensitized rather quickly!
As for hygiene and pubic hair, what is the difference between coughs, sneezes, arm hair, leg hair, or any other number of nasty things people touch daily? If you 'soil' something, it is your responsibility to clean up after yourself. I don't think nudity will add any significant issues, plus, it will more than likely still be a small amount of people that choose to be totally nude! I would imagine toplessness would become more common, but bottoms are probably going to still be prudent! Don't want anything caught in a door, pinched in a seat, or waffled from sitting on a metal bench!
They are "privates" because of "sin" and "religion" and "awkwardness." Some religions require people to cover up their hair. But when you walk down the street you don't go "Ew omg hair."
We are animals, you know. You don't see any other mammals walking around with pants on.
Rights can go two ways. You preserve your right not to see another human being without their clothes on, but take away the right of someone to not wear their clothes. I think it's more important to be able to do what you want, than to not see what you don't want.
It's called tolerance. I know it's a stretch in this case, but I stand by the fact that I think it is a basic human right to be naked.
Rights can go two ways. You preserve your right not to see another human being without their clothes on, but take away the right of someone to not wear their clothes.
I think it's more important to be able to do what you want, than to not see what you don't want.
I know it's a stretch in this case, but I stand by the fact that I think it is a basic human right to be naked.