I am glad you are taking a new perspective on the human body. As a student in college, there have definitely been nights where I will go out with my friends and dress a little racier than normal. It's not that I am a whore, or a slut, because I am not by any means. But sometimes it's exciting to go out of your normal comfort zone and wear something you wouldn't usually wear. However I understand where you are coming from. There are times where I will look at a girl and say, wow, shes really not leaving anything to the imagination is she.. but then I realize that hey, if I could pull something like that off, I would probably wear it too! If you've got it, flaunt it!
As for your camping experience, what an awkward situation to be put in! I am not against nudists, but I really can't think of what I would have done in that situation!
Friday, May 29, 2009
My second Eureka moment occurred when I read the knowledge check to chapter 5. The four statements in the beginning of the chapter literally made me laugh out loud. "I now pronounce you man and wife." I never took the time to notice how society truly does designate a man as an individual while a woman is only seen by her relationship to the man. This sentence never seemed off to me until Wood brought it to my attention in the text. I think that now, it is becoming more common to say "husband and wife," but I just thought it was interesting to see that "man and wife" never sounded wrong to me until it was pointed out. The same goes for terms such as freshmen, policemen, and firemen. Sure, fireman sounds better than fire-person, which just sounds like some sort of mutant, but why hasn't the term always been firefighter, or police officer, rather than designating the position to a man only?