By Kendra Holliday | March 15, 2014
Can you guess which nipples are allowed to be seen in public, posted on facebook, and are socially acceptable? Which nipples are to be feared and reviled? Which nipples should be jailed and punished by law? You be the judge! (All photos are from Wikimedia Commons unless otherwise noted).
Tip: Here is the definition of the word “obscene”:
1.offensive to morality or decency; indecent; depraved.
2.causing uncontrolled sexual desire.
3.abominable; disgusting; repulsive.
Here we go! First, let’s warm up with some very SFW (Safe For Work) pics of human mammals:
This is a woman from Afghanistan. Is this obscene?
This is a Victorian woman and man. Is this obscene?
This is a statue. Is this obscene?
Here is a painting of me by Elaine Swanger. Is this obscene? If I want to post it on facebook, do I need to crop the bottom?
This is a baby. Never mind the shoes. Is this obscene?
Here are some indigenous women. Is this obscene?
How about non-human mammals? Here is a female dog. Is this obscene?
Here is a cow. Is this obscene?
Back to people. Here is a man on the beach. Is this obscene?
Here is a woman’s back. Is this obscene? What if she turns around?
Here is a woman who has had one breast surgically removed. Is this partially obscene, or completely obscene?
Here is a breastfeeding baby. Is this obscene?
Here is Buck Angel, a man who was born a woman. (Photo from Buck Angel Entertainment). Is this obscene?
Here is a Burning Man with a hairy chest. Is this obscene?
Here is a Burning woman. Is this obscene?
Here is a male biker. Is this obscene?
Here is a woman doing a backbend. Is this obscene?
Here is a woman wearing pasties. Is this obscene?
Here are Before & After photos of David Wraith (provided by David Wraith). Is this obscene?
Here is a pic of me (photo by David Wraith). Is this obscene? I posted a cropped version on facebook, but David could post the photos above without a problem.
Be sure to check out my feature on Phoenix Feeley, a woman who won a boob-related lawsuit in New York but is currently fighting for Topless Equality in New Jersey. Same woman, different states, different rules. Why are female breasts so feared? I ask her that and more, so stay tuned and stay topless!
(See also: The World is a Better Place Because of My Breasts!)