May 2012: Nudity is such a natural thing
- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On May 7, 2012
- 26 Comments
- Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar
May 2012 is here. The photo for the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is that of Sonya JF Barnett who also designed the calendar.
She joined the ‘Scream’ and Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar because:
I felt that women needed to stand in solidarity with Aliaa. It takes a lot of guts to do what she did, and the backlash is always expected and can quite hurtful. She needed to know that there are others like her, willing to push the envelope to express outrage. ..
For me, nudity is such a natural thing, and I find it abhorrent that in this day and age people still attach such a stigma to it. We are given certain allowances on what is acceptable, and cannot use our own bodies as a form of expression, simply because others have a shortsighted and narrow view of what should be permissible. A nude body is not a dangerous weapon, yet it’s treated like one…
We have to try and propel society forward, to fight against the ridiculous oppression of our own bodies. The calendar is one form of that expression, and if we don’t do things like this, nobody will.
By the way, here is the censored photo for Facebook since it doesn’t permit nudity…