Why is nudity taboo, Erotica taboo searching Why especially for nudity
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There have been many cases where women have been banned from social media sites for exposing their nipples or pubic hair, but when is the last time you heard of a guy being excommunicated from Facebook because of a dick pic? What's with this male and female nudity double standard?
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A lot of it can be attributed to gendered power dynamics, which assumes what's known in feminist theory as the "male gaze. Conger explains the difference between passive female nudity and active male nudity, which gets to heart of this issue" "Regardless of her actual state of arousal, a naked woman is considered an actual image.
Meanwhile, the men in this study viewed the naked images of men as being disgusting or unsightly and the images of women as arousing. In fact, she referenced a study that found 76 percent of female portraits that are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art are nude, but men were almost always covered up.
Going back to the question of why male nudity isn't shown much in film, there are a lot of power dynamics at work around both nudity itself and being portrayed as such. If you watch any movie rated above PG, it's not uncommon to see some forms of nudity The idea was spun off from a viewer question, with a YouTube user writing in to ask Cristen why women's breasts, butts, and sometimes even vaginas are shown in filmbut the same can't be said for guys.
By Erin McKelle. Conger points out out that this phenomenon isn't just present in film, but in all aspects of the media.
There's a lot more theorizing that needs to be done before we can fully answer this question, but in the meantime, watch the full video below to hear the rest of Conger's argument:. Probably because online media gives individuals power they don't have in mainstream media, this autonomy makes it taboo for women to assert themselves as sexual beings.
Another interesting way to look at this is with social media, where I would argue that the opposite is true: Male nudity is normalized and female nudity is taboo and shamed. In fact, I just wrote an article about two women who started an Instagram of vaginas to end a lot of shame that exists around female sexuality online.
The original coiner of the term was Laura Mulvey, who said that women are "the bearer of meaning and not the maker of meaning. When viewing the naked men, they felt some mix of lust and embarrassment.
Men, on the other hand, already are given permission to express their sexualities, so a naked picture doesn't imply anything bad about him.