So a couple of days ago I posted a story about a beautiful art project that was done by Jade Beall Titled “A Beautiful Body”. It’s pictures of women who have had children and show’s their bodies in all their natural glory! These pictures are beautiful and untouched and I posted the article because I completely stand behind what this artist is trying to do, and guess what Facebook did because I posted this? THE BLOCKED FROM FACEBOOK FOR 24 HOURS BECAUSE OF THE NUDITY. The pictures show women’s breast.. GASP.. how dare you display a woman’s breast or nipple in a public forum!
As someone who suffers greatly from Body Dysmorphic Disorder (http://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/related-illnesses/other-related-conditions/body-dysmorphic-disorder-bdd) I am constantly comparing my body to every other woman I see and frankly, the images that the media puts out there makes this a set up for constant failure and hatred of myself even more. This woman is out to “heal” the damage that has been done. Here are a few of the pictures that Jade displayed in this project.
I think these images are pure beauty. They show the world what most women look like. They showed me that my tummy looks a lot like the women in this picture. I loved this so much that I couldn’t wait to share it. I didn’t realize that Mark Zuckerberg and his entire company are still in the dark ages where it’s completely immoral and poor taste to see a woman’s body. Well, not body but nipples. I mean seriously???? How many men post pictures of themselves shirtless in the summer time at the beach or pool side and frankly they have larger cup size boobs then I do!!! Why is it fair that we are forced to see some fat ugly out shape hairy guy with size D moobs with nips and all but we can’t see a woman’s? Is it because a woman can breast feed and because milk may come out of them it’s just to taboo? Is it because they are considered sexual? Or is it because these women don’t have perfect bodies with flat stomachs and no stretch marks and their boobs aren’t perky and saline filled? I think that this is just ridiculous that in 2015 we are still having this battle.
So to Facebook I say FU! Get over you’re 1950’s way of thinking. THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT A WOMAN’S BODY THAT SHOULD BE VIEWED AS SHAMEFUL AND HAVE TO BE HIDDEN.
If you’d like to check out the entire art project click the link below.