Free the Nipple & Why we’re discussing nipples when there are way bigger issues in society

In the spring 2015 issue of Bitch magazine (a feminist publication), there’s a review of the Free the Nipple movie. Like many other reviews of this film, it questioned some implausible plot points and bad writing.
But that’s not all. The writer of the content, A.A.I., starts off by ignoring Free the Nipple as a cause worthy of our attention.
She wrote that while she found it entirely irrational that women can’t go topfree wherever guys can,
Free the Nipple movie poster
it’s unfortunate that Lina Esco’s directorial debut, Free the Nipple, which tries to champion the power of grassroots activism, must focus on an issue which is of so little effect when compared with the violence, poverty and injustice that many face on http://partnerpost.net/post/post-world-family-nudist-pictures.php .
Yeah, why are we talking about nipples when there is homelessness and police violence and starved kids in 3rd world countriesright?
This line of http://0371sex.com/floop/hot-fucking-black-girl-beach.php is so common it has a name the Fallacy of Comparative Privation. It’s the argument that since dilemma A is more significant than issue B, we should consequently forget about B entirely and focus on A instead.
It’s called a fallacy because the argument lacks validity. It’s a thoughtless manner of attempting to shut down a conversation about a specific topic or issue.
Individuals, including feminists, attempt to use this argument on a regular basis as it pertains to topfree equality. I’ve been http://partnerpost.net/post/post-young-family-nudist-sex.php to Bitch for some time now and while I still believe they do great work, I was surprised and disappointed to see this obtuse way of thinking coming from a well-respected feminist publication.
So let’s talk about what is wrong with the fallacy and why topfree equality and Free the Nipple do matter.
You could implement the fallacy argument to any type of societal problem (feminist or other).
Anyone could assert that pregnant nudists in schools are not as important of an issue as domestic violence against women. Or that women’s representation in the media is not as important as ending female genital mutilation.
But herein lie the false premises that there is some objectively driven hierarchy of feminist dilemmas. And that to bring about change, we must address specific problems in a chronological sequence one by one and only when one problem continues to be redressed can we move on to the following.
The reality is that many individuals care about or are invested in distinct causes concurrently. There is no real or set hierarchy. When people talk about topfree equality, no one is saying that it’s the most significant problem facing women right now or that we have to ignore other causes to reach it. The reality is that we can all care about small and big problems at the same time.
The other difficulty with the hierarchy strategy is that it assumes that problem A and trouble B are mutually exclusive and not joined. But equality issues are oftentimes connected, even when they don’t appear to be.
In the instance of of topfreedom, it should not be difficult to see the direct connection this problem has to sexual objectification, road harassment, slut-shaming, issues around public breastfeeding, and how it’s part of a long history of society’s effort to police women’s bodies and sexuality.
Free the Nipple: same arguments, distinct decade meme
To give women the right to go topfree in people is a powerful affirmation. It means desexualizing the female body and seeing women as human beings rather than sex objects. It means giving women autonomy over their own bodies as well as their sexuality and how they decide to express it.
It means deconstructing conventional patriarchal gender roles that say women must be modest and chaste. Topfree equality means challenging the notion that a woman’s state of dress or undress determines her consent, sexuality or even her worth as a person.
The Free the Nipple movie may have done a less than stellar job of expressing these notions, but that isn’t any reason to discount its whole campaign or message.
Anyone who believes in equality should be aware of that there’s value in fighting inequality on every level. You can make a difference in fighting for whatever cause(s) they are enthusiastic about. There’s loads of room for everyone, notably at the gender equality table.
Even if you don’t feel drawn to the cause of topfree equality or do not care to go topless in public yourself, ever, you can still join the discussion without dismissing others’ ideas, thoughts and feelings.
Free the Nipple also touches upon a variety of other issues. Anyone can put it to use as a starting point for launching their own conversations about equality.
This article about Free the Nipple and the Fallacy of Comparative Privation was printed by – Young Naturists & Naturists America

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