What I May Do With My Naked Body: A Reply to Azar Majedi About the #NudePhotoRevolutionaries Calendar | Greta Christina's Blog "It pisses me off that I’ve spent decades being told by other feminists how to be a good girl. It pisses me off that, because I said, “Hey, here’s a photo of my naked body [...]”… other women are presuming to chide me for being a bad feminist.
Yes, we live in a sexist culture, in which women have no good choices when it comes to our bodies. We live in a sexist culture in which women are valued primarily as sexual objects, and at the same time are shamed for our sexuality. It seems to me that we have two choices as to how to respond to this. We can try to navigate the narrow, essentially impossible shoals of these contradictory expectations, and try to find that perfect, socially acceptable line between slut and prude.
Or we can say,“Fuck it. There is no way I can win — so I’m going to do whatever the fuck I want.[...]" And in saying, “I can’t win, so I’m going to do whatever the fuck I want to do,” we can create the beginnings of a victory."
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