El sitio http://www.nakedprotesters.com/ se especializa en recopilar desnudos de activistas por el mundo ciento de manifestaciones bajo la lente de los fotógrafos de varios países extractan esta forma particular de llamar la atención para sus ideales .
French Nude For PETA
Here’s a French version of the “I’d rather go naked” poster campaign, this one featuring Eva Angéli:
are Breasts At The Dyke March
A reader send these photos to me, identifying them as coming from the 2008 Dyke March in Toronto:
Duct Tape For Publicity
Anti war protester figures duct tape is better than clothing, for getting on TV:
Piss On The Riot Police…
…or at least, piss them off. That seems to be this woman’s plan:
Of course, this picture came to me without any attribution, so it could be from a movie or a spoof. There’s also no reason to suspect (beyond the presence of riot police, which is suggestive but hardly probative) that there’s any protest context to the picture.
One-Woman Naked Protest Against Harassment
You’ve got to admire this kind of courage:
Chained To Protest Rape
The signs tell you as much as we know:
“Bend Over Baby, I’ll Make You Protest”
If you’ve ever run any sort of adult-oriented internet site that’s open to comment, you’ll be familiar with a certain sort of Beavis-and-Butthead trollery, typified by short, crude comments like the title of this post. It’s reactive to the material (usually pictures) being commented on, but it’s usually leering, crude, and brief to the point of being sub-literate.
Needless to say, Naked Protesters attracts a lot of that sort of commentary, but it almost always gets caught in moderation and silently deleted with the penis pill spam.
Today, however, the Naked Protesters moderation queue contained an astonishingly focused burst of this raw troll energy. A man going by the handle of DudeWithPants, and offering a fake URL suggesting hostility to nudity, posted an astonishing thirty five comments in just fifty minutes. The comments, as you will see, portray an incredible mental mixture of lustful leering, misogyny, homophobia, authoritarianism, body judgment, and good old-fashioned crudity, all delivered in that sharp-elbow-to-the-ribs fake-jocularity style that’s designed to allow the speaker to retreat into “hey, I was just joking” at the first sign of criticism.
Silently deleting this fluxus would have been the normal moderation response, but it just seemed wrong, somehow, to do so. The comment set, taken together, feels like an an accidentally artistic artifact, an unselfconscious self-portrait of some widely-known but rarely-photographed internet beast.
Accordingly, the comment set is below the cut. These comments will not appear on their respective posts, because such material is a sort of sludge that not only contaminates what it comments on, but also tends to invite copycat commenting from likeminded others. And now, today’s zoological exhibit:
Comic Strip Naked Protesting
This panel is from a Dirty Duck comic strip:
Pregnant Nude Protester
A reader emailed me the following photo, sans info:
PetaEurope had the story:
Would it be unseemly to make an appreciative “shakin’ that bacon” comment?
Naked Protest Of Scientology
I don’t understand everything I see at this link, where there are many more photos. But this particular photo, of a bare-breasted woman standing in front of a Church Of Scientology building, carrying a “Get A Real Phoney Religion!” sign, and concealing her face with a V For Vendetta mask, meets any reasonable definition of a naked protest:
Thanks to the alert reader who emailed me the link.
Update: Here’s an article from Radar Magazine which may help explain what’s going on with respect to this protest.