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Posted by: anybody ( )
Date: March 13, 2018 08:44AM

Sorry, lads. It's over.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/03/13/national-geographic-confronts-its-past-for-decades-our-coverage-was-racist


"As for the bare-breasted island women the magazine regularly featured in glossy, full-color photos: “I think the editors understood this was frankly a selling point to its male readers,” Mason told NPR."



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Posted by: jay ( )
Date: March 13, 2018 08:36PM

I missed it.

I read every National Geographic cover to cover for a good decade. I don’t remember taking it to the bathroom—

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Posted by: koriwhore ( )
Date: March 13, 2018 08:51PM

jay Wrote:
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> I missed it.
>
> I read every National Geographic cover to cover
> for a good decade. I don’t remember taking it
> to the bathroom—

I read/saw every issue since it began and never thought of naked Primative women as sex objects. They were kind of like part of the landscape.
I wonder if they asked tribal women to get naked for their cameras, not understanding theyd be famous because of it.
I see the exploitation there.
Its good theyre coming clean.
Which is interesting, given new ownership.

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Posted by: paisley70 ( )
Date: March 14, 2018 06:46PM

Nat Geo represented what would happen to your wife's boobs if she went braless. Nothing sexy about that. I remember feeling sorry for those women as a twelve-year-old, as I flipped through the pages. I still do. But of course, I've never worn a bra. Perhaps it would be the greatest feeling on earth to be a woman running around topless in the tropics!

https://www.gettyimages.ca/photos/topless-tribal--women?sort=mostpopular&mediatype=photography&phrase=topless%20tribal%20%20women

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Posted by: GNPE1 ( )
Date: March 16, 2018 03:24AM

there's (was?) a strong women's 'top-free' movement in North America with some strong leaders.

I understand (true?) that going top-free is more frowned upon than strictly illegal in a couple of U.S. cities....


Washington State supreme court ruled that in spite of State ERA that women's breasts were (para) part of the reproductive systems, and not covered (PUN!) by the intent of our ERA.


It might be time for a review of that decisions (60's ?), but I'm not gonna hold my breath.

btw, I think a nice pair helps make a woman / women very attractive, but then again, I'm a guy, so Why Not?

imo, wearing a bra doesn't necessarily keep 'The Girls' from sagging; also, some women claim they contribute to the incidence of breast cancer...

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Posted by: ificouldhietokolob ( )
Date: March 13, 2018 08:45PM

By the time I saw my first NatGeo, some other kids had already shown me Playboy.

NatGeo didn't compare :)

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Posted by: koriwhore ( )
Date: March 13, 2018 08:52PM

ificouldhietokolob Wrote:
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> By the time I saw my first NatGeo, some other kids
> had already shown me Playboy.
>
> NatGeo didn't compare :)

No shit.

Its gateway racist porn.

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: March 13, 2018 09:18PM

They were mighty fine Until Playboy became available bc they were in school library; I for one can't remember whether or not I became aroused looking at them or not, but I sure got a charge from PB, especially after the air-brushing went bye-bye.



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Posted by: koriwhore ( )
Date: March 13, 2018 09:27PM

GNPE Wrote:
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> They were mighty fine Until Playboy became
> available bc they were in school library; I for
> one can't remember whether or not I became aroused
> looking at them or not, but I sure got a charge
> from PB, especially after the air-brushing went
> bye-bye.


My Mom's Nevermo Dad got my Mormon Dad a subscription to PB for his wedding gift. He always had a huge stack of PB next to his bed my whole life.
I found out at an early age what they were good for. So did the whole neighborhood, whose Dad's mostly all had subscriptions too.
Kinda odd to think of now.
But that was pretty normal



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Posted by: catnip ( )
Date: March 14, 2018 02:36AM

didn't wear blouses or shirts.

She replied very matter-of-factly that people wear different things in different cultures. Puzzled, I asked, "But isn't it bad for them, to go around looking like that?" She said, "Not at all." She pointed to various topless ladies and said, "See? They all dress like that. It's their country, so they can wear what they like."

One of the most important lessons I learned from my grandma was not to be judgemental about things like that.

Having been bi-cultural herself (born in Germany, lived in the U.S. for most of her life), she gave me a number of tips before I went to Mexico as an exchange student. She gave me a small notebook, and told me to write down words I didn't understand, and to ask questions. I still have that little notebook. I learned a LOT when I was in Mexico.

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Posted by: Kursaal ( )
Date: March 15, 2018 08:58AM

Your grandma was right. This sudden turn around has more to do with Western Puritanism, which is currently dressed up in a feminist and liberal garb.

Most societies don't have rampant promiscuity, and in many of them nudity is not automatically sexualized.

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Posted by: Lethbridge Reprobate ( )
Date: March 15, 2018 12:37AM

Dad subscribed to it for at least 15 years in the 1950's-60's. As I approached puberty I enjoyed the bare breasted native girls but what really got my attention was the sciences I immersed myself in. Geography, biology and especially astronomy. And never once did dad ever tell me what or what not to read or believe. He was enlightened.

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Posted by: Heartless ( )
Date: March 15, 2018 09:43PM

Some of the best editions were in the 60s with the space program. I had every issue that had a cut away of the spacecraft.

There was even a full page display of the mercury control panel.

Lots of good memories.

The nudity seemed natural. I don't remember it affecting me one way or the other.

The barber shop had playboys. I remember brousing through a few and thought wheres the good articles? No space ships? No animals?

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Posted by: Lethbridge Reprobate ( )
Date: March 15, 2018 10:45PM

I built rocket models. Loved anything related to the space programs.

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Posted by: tumwater ( )
Date: March 15, 2018 11:45PM

Neither NG or PB, it was the Sears Roebuck catalog, ladies lingerie.

Lived a sheltered life.

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Posted by: baura ( )
Date: March 16, 2018 12:06AM

I recall in the late 50s and early 60s being particularly
impressed by the articles on Bali.

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Posted by: paisley70 ( )
Date: March 16, 2018 01:40AM

Bali is on my bucket list! However, a video surfaced this month and burst my bubble. At least for Manta Point. The water is filled with plastic garbage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArYLGNe-jCA

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Posted by: Free Man ( )
Date: March 16, 2018 12:31AM

I prefer they end the racism by showing all women topless.

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Posted by: paisley70 ( )
Date: March 16, 2018 01:48AM

It's not just racism, it's misogyny. Go to gotopless.org -- making the world a better place one pair of breasts at a time!

"We are a U.S.-based organization founded in 2007 by spiritual leader Rael and we claim that women have the same constitutional right that men have to go bare-chested in public.

"As long as men are allowed to be topless in public, women should have the same constitutional right. Or else, men should have to wear something to hide their chests" Rael, founder of GoTopless.org and spiritual leader of the Raelian Movement.

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