Why can not nudists use pen names?
In a recent blog I addressed six practical things that naturists can perform to be http://videonudism.com in promoting naturism. The first suggestion was to come from the closet’ as a naturist to trustworthy people family, friends and co-workers. It is interesting that this suggestion is often matched with a reasonable amount of dynamic discussion. It really is after all a sensitive issue. It takes time to reach the point of taking your clothes off in public, and it takes even additional time getting to the point of telling others about one’s experience and alternative to practice social nudity.
One of the interesting responses we received (about the recommendation to come out as a naturist) was criticism of our FKK organization’s leaders for his or her use of pen names. The criticism, that was posted as public opinion, was cynical and judgmental (peculiar really coming from fellow naturists), indicating that FKK leaders are hypocritical to suggest that naturists come out’, while they themselves use pen names. The criticism was so far off balance that it deserves some attention, to ensure that new nudies, who may encounter such extremist attitudes, do not shy away from naturism and the joy of sharing our naked culture with others.
Let’s begin by noting the recommendation to come out as a naturist was balanced with decent advice. We advocated that the coming out be exercised with care aimed at sure folks in your life and with the understanding that there are some people you may never tell your nudie ventures to. This really is because, for many people, it can have serious consequences – in the work place for example. Use of pen names in national media is one kind of caution that many people pick for all kinds of legitimate reasons. Actually it is a standard practice in many settings other than only nudism.
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The idea of coming out is certainly not hypocritical with respect to using pen names on the internet or in the world media at large. There is an apparent and huge common sense difference between coming out to sure people within your real life family, close social groups and professional network vs. coming out willy-nilly to the entire world through on-line social media, film, television, etc. Graduating from the utilization of a pen name to the use of one’s real name can be an extremely big choice with far reaching effects, which for some people involves many complex considerations. Evidently, many celebrities and writers use pen names their whole lives. They even use their nom de plume when recommending for particular causes. Yet it appears like just in the nudie world do we have a handful of tyrannical naturists who vehemently and vocally claim that all their hard work will not mean much because they usually do not attach their birth name. Some rationales that nudie leaders who decide to come out to family and friends, but not to the world at large, contain things like: stalkers, intimidation, public slander, job related susceptibility, societal or extended family complications and the list continues.
The kind of immature, one-size-fits-all doctrine, that accuses naturist leaders of hypocrisy for the usage of pen names is thoughtless really. It smacks of extreme fanaticism and certainly which is nothing that our nudie movement needs in the hyper body-phobic culture we live in. Actually caring, loving attitudes toward fellow naturists about when and how a naturist comes out, the usage of pen names (or NOT) etc., means respecting other’s basic right for solitude. Arrogantly chiding some individuals for not measuring as much as an artificially contrived and fanatically enforced set of rules makes absolutely no sense. That’s the surest way to establish the wrong example to new nudies and may (understandably) scare them away.
I am talking about after all, what these critics of FKK are actually signifying by their thoughtless comments is that anyone who wants to get involved in naturism and desires to blog or advocate for this within the media, is a hypocrite if they aren’t willing or able to reveal to the entire world all their personal information?
At FKK we do not strive to establish such callous anticipations of others. The use of pen names by some FKK leaders and never by others is the FKK way of saying it is all about the love!’ We do not expect people to stop trying their privacy or personal liberty so that you can become a nudie if they don’t freely decide to do so. In addition, the FKK leaders cannot be accused of hiding as they are physically present at http://nudistpic.net , tell people their actual names, make no authentic effort to hide their identity and they use the names consistently so that folks understand who’s answerable for what. Hence, the utilization of a pen name, or not, by FKK leaders is highly consistent with our most important core values and in no way hypocritical in my viewpoint.
In conclusion, let’s trust that most nudies value each other (nudist leader or not) enough to enable one another the common courtesy to be as open or unobtrusive as they choose about their option to practice naturism. They should be enabled to flourish in an environment which allows them to progress to whatever extent of coming out’ that they’re comfortable with in their own time and own way without being judged for their alternatives.
Young Naturists & Nudists America
Labels: nudist community
Type: Nudist Website
About the Writer (Author Profile)
We are Steve and Susanne, leaders of the FKK Upstate New York Chapter. We enjoy the independence, rest, and healing power of naturism, and are interested in sharing our experiences with others. Please see our Facebook page facebook.com/FKKupstateny to get acquainted or join in any of our actions.
Why can not nudists use pen names?