The Weekend Newds 1/24/09

  • Laure Redmond explains why life is so much better for women who feel good naked.
    It's about knowing and accepting yourself at your core. We don't get to choose Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt as our parents, so we have to come to terms with the shape we take and the skin we're in. And when we do, it's very powerful.
  • "Exquisite Corpse", a theatre production in Providence, features two scenes involving nudity.
  • A 19 year-old assistant scoutmaster has been charged with "possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child" after posting on Craigslist that he was looking for "young teen naturists."
  • A woman ended up marrying a man after spending some time in a coed bath house. in part because feeling comfortable walking around naked with a guy and his family "is a good sign you'll be able to handle anything that comes your way!".
  • There are good biological reasons that men like looking at women.
    "Like the masses of planets and stars, our bodies curve the space around us. We radiate signals constantly, radio sources that never go off the air. We cannot help being centers of attraction and repulsion for one another."
  • Designer Jessica Rey has designed a line of swimwear which hearkens back to a time when
    "women valued their bodies...You don't have to be half-naked to look beautiful... in fact, most of us look better when we're a bit more covered up!"
  • When asked what her reaction when a streaker ran out onto the court at the Australian Open, Serena Williams said, "I just thought, my eyes, my innocent eyes."
  • What's the reason why the Senate pool is for "men only". Could they all be skinny-dippers?
  • has announced Sunday March 8 and Sunday August 23 as National Go Topless Protest days.
  • 85 year-old nudism pioneer Muriel Howell still takes nude vacations.
  • In San Rafael, life-size cutouts of breastfeeding women have been placed in public locations with the message "When breastfeeding is accepted, it won't be noticed."
  • The widow of a man who drowned in 2007 at the Olympic Swim and Health Club near Pittsburgh is suing the nudist retreat for not supplying a lifeguard.