There is a new photography collection by artist Katrina Barker Anderson of Mormon women posing nude (google at your own risk, which some of you will because you’re pervs). It’s done in the name of the women reclaiming themselves from a culture of shame about their bodies. Come on, ya’ll. I know you have good intentions, but that is ridiculous. Posing NAKED?! How are your children gonna feel knowing there are naked pictures of their mothers online? (hint: super awkward). Listen, the female body is beautiful and divine. Yes, throughout history there has been shaming of women’s bodies and sexuality. These types of behaviors and attitudes are unacceptable. But that does NOT mean ya gotta show us all you got! Because it’s sacred, keep it covered (except for yourself and for your husband, who will totally love it!). Not because it’s ugly or shameful, but because it’s personal! Goolly, this REALLY is inappropriate (understatement). Go on and say I’m judgmental if you’d like. Some of you undoubtedly will, and that’s ok. But an exhibit of Mormon women posing naked? No way, Jose. I’m not saying it’s pornography, but I AM saying that it’s extremely inappropriate.
Oh, and if any men deem this collection to be wrong, the artist and her models will cry of oppressive patriarchy. So take it from a fellow Mormon woman:
PUT SOME CLOTHES ON!
And when in recent history has something good coming of posing nude? Pretty much NEVER. Some of you might say, “but it’s art!” That’s a slippery slope, and I really believe we’d all do well to avoid it. Taking naked pictures of yourself is never a good idea, ESPECIALLY in our digital age.
You can be pretty and feminine and STILL keep your clothes on. I am living proof of that 🙂
(hope that doesn’t sound too terribly cocky!)
Mormon women posing nude?
Come on ya’ll, that’s SUPER crude!
are children of God, too!
If you don’t believe in/care about God, then telemarketers are people too.
Children of God/people can be annoying and inappropriate.
Children of God/people deserve some level of kindness, respect and decency.
It’s likely that they don’t like their job
JUST as much as you don’t like them calling you!
More to come on this idea.
*Haven’t quite decided yet how I feel about portraying Renaissance artistic nudity in this blog. Ms. Wilkinson’s thoughts are still evolving concerning this matter.
But BACK TO MY ORIGINAL TOPIC (bookending)
To choose one scripture (because there are certainly plenty!) to embody my thoughts on the subject of telemarketers, allow me to borrow from the words of the Savior:
“Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,
you have done it unto me.”
Now good luck disagreeing with THAT!
PS. I am very aware that there are telemarketers who harass, are annoying, and overstep personal/ professional boundaries. I know that fact all too well. Like I said: More to come.
The reason your “Wrecking Ball” video has 100 million+ views on YouTube (and in such a short time, too!) is not because of your emotional vulnerability or expression of utter heartbreak, as you have recently indicated. I presume that you already know this on some level or another, but Miley the real reason people are watching your video is because you are naked on a ball and are sexually licking a sledgehammer. Girl, come on now. You can do better than that.
Love, Ms. Katherine
*Readers– you better believe I have lots more to say concerning this young woman.
In the following video, I discuss the problematic word “naked” pertaining to a few of its common connotations (although I emphasize the idea of emotional nudity and only briefly allude to the reference of literal nudity). I also quench my thirst for knowledge. Literally! As is true for
pretty much everything I publish, the video is safe for all eyes and ears!
Readerz, what do YOU think of the word “naked” ?
(Be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord D&C 133:55)
my naked soul exposed
I’m cold and I’m ashamed lying naked on the floor
I’ll soon be naked lying on the floor, lying on the floor, I’ve come undone…
Sure hope the boys of Weezer and Ms. Imbruglia are not on the same floor.
Or how about they don’t “destroy [that] sweater” and instead lend it to a freezing, distraught woman.
Sorry if this is inappropriate.
Thunderbolt of blasphemy.
(time to wrap it up, Kate…)
“Naked” is a very sensitive word. And one that I hardly use at all because I
try to avoid sex appeal in my writing. And in my living. Don’t want it. Don’t need it.