all images by Theo Gosselin
text by Sarah K.
Why is a women’s body so sexualised? Times are changing and every erea has its own issues. But this does not mean that I have to be happy with everything about the times I live in. Prude times have already existed before, where it was even considered a bad thing for women to ride a bicycle. And even worse, it was mainly other women who were pointing the finger at each other. And what I observe these days is that more and more people seem to be welcoming prude times again. They say that it´s time to stop the “sex-sells” stuff, it´s about time that women stop showing their bodies, because of course they always only do that for the pleasure of men, right? Commercials are being regimented and evermore rated as sexist saying that it´s a bad example for youth and even the Playboy after 70 years stopped showing nude images. On the other hand covering up for religious beliefs, which is also changing the role of the women and society´s converse with the female body, is getting more common. Changes are a normal and healthy part of life and society. In order to keep the balance of things. But my question is how far will our perception change in this topic now and how much is it encouraged by external factors, putting us back in a place where things become less free and less relaxed?
Being nude was something totally normally when I grew up. I even remember my parents laughingly running naked under the rain outside in our garden. An uncovered body was simply not always about sex. But nowadays it seems that immediately a female body is associated with something sexual and therefore labelled as something “bad”. And when I look into the future, it scares me to see a future where society wants to ban and cover up the most natural thing in the world. We were all born naked, right?