Is going nude revolutionary within the context of feminism? Can women’s naked bodies present a challenge to patriarchal ideas and historic male control over female bodies and women’s sexuality? Is nude protest a radical way to draw attention to your cause? Or is it just exhibitionism? Does it merely replicate sexist ideas around the female body as a thing that exists for public consumption? In this show, The F Word asks these questions, looking specifically at a recent calendar put out called: “Nude Photo Revolutionary Calalendar”.
Meghan Murphy speaks with Azar Majedi, an Iranian writer, women’s rights activist, and lecturer about her thoughts on the calendar and about the idea of nude protest as a feminist act.
Majedi published an article responding to the calendar and claims that it was, in fact, revolutionary in March. You can read that article here.
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