Lavender Rose has wrapped and I feel a peculiar letdown about that. It was great fun sharing the story with you, and I’m sorry it’s over.
I was on G+ last night, and someone posted a photo I wanted a better look at, but when I clicked on it, I got the white bar. This means the photo was censored.
I contacted the poster, who directed me to his tumbler where I grabbed the full-sized photo. Take a look at it.
I wasn’t able to do my usual Photoshop magic on it (it’s on my desktop and I’m on the laptop), but it’s still a nice photo. But what is there about it that anyone might find objectionable? I see a nice chest, nice arms, and the genitals are strategically covered by his pants. Is there anything here that needs to be censored?
I was born overseas. I could have had dual citizenship, and when things like this happen, I wish I did because Europeans are not weird about bare flesh, not the way many here in this country are. Nude beaches, commercials that push limits… it all happens in Europe.
When are people going to get over their aversion to bodies? We each have one. Some are classically beautiful, some are less so, but we all inhabit a construct of flesh and blood and seeing it shouldn’t make people nuts.
This puritan aversion to bodies has become so pervasive in our society that we can’t even grin at a small child’s naked butt without it being attributed to perversion on our part. We are made to feel guilty about the most innocent things.
America, what is your problem?