|The wickedness that is women's nipples
||[Jan. 8th, 2010|08:28 am]
Just a reminder that women's nipples in art should be covered, lest we head down the slippery slope towards the death of civilisation as we know it.
Personally, I'm in favour of the death of civilisation as we know it.
But nipples and areola are things of evil. So if you cover them, it reduces the evil.
Oh, but they're only evil on women. Male nipples are pure and good.
Yes, our evil evil nipples, that feed and nourish our young. WTF?
Male nipples, useless decoration :)
Actually, no, not useless.
Various bits of research show that men can and do lactate. In fact historically there was cases of men who lost their wives who went on to breastfeed their infants successfully.
The big issue is cultural. There's an tribe where the men do the breastfeeding and child-raising while the women do other work. Compare this to our culture where you still get guys who refuse to change a nappy.
I didn't try it with Lex because the research I'd found suggested that male milk wasn't as good for the child. Further looking into it suggests that it's actually got a lot more protein that female milk.
So no, not useless, just bound up in bullshit and cultural issues.
Oh I get it...
If something is for a functional, useful purpose (like feeding babies) it's evil. But something that is for show (like pasties and male nipples) is all good.
Sounds like Las Vegas thinking!