Conflicted About Nudity

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Once again I prove that I don’t learn from my mistakes. Taylor Bigler at The Daily Caller:

Ashley Judd, potential U.S. Senate candidate, sure has done a lot of on-screen nudity

Ashley Judd has been making the political rounds as the Democratic actress reportedly contemplates a run against Republican Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014.

As she considers a run against McConnell, the Senate minority leader, Judd has reportedly been meeting with deep-pocketed donors in her home state of Kentucky. She also made a trip to Washington, D.C. last week.

We are used to knowing just about everything there is to know about serious political candidates. But will Judd be the first potential senator who has — literally — nothing left to show us?

The actress has bared her breasts in several films and has had some raunchy sex scenes in others.

According to, which bills itself as “the largest free nude celebrity movie archive,” Judd has flashed just about everything on-screen.

It seems like she was particularly liberal with nudity early on in her career.

In both 1996′s “Norma Jean and Marilyn” and 1999′s “Eye of the Beholder,” Judd went full frontal and bared her behind.

She went topless for 1996′s “Normal Life” and went topless and bottomless in 1999′s “Double Jeopardy.”

Judd did a lesbian sex scene in 2002′s Oscar-nominated “Frida” and has nine other films categorized as “sexy” by Mr. Skin, meaning that there is at least one racy scene in those films.

Last time I took on the topic of female nudity I outraged a bunch of feminists who said I was slut-shaming. Apparently feminism is all about approving of ALL the choices women make, even if you wouldn’t want your daughter to make the same ones.

First of all, this is a cheap shot at Ashley Judd. But it’s also true. Young actresses get pressured into performing nude but doing so can also get them rewarded with fame and fortune. Much of the nudity is really gratuitous rather than artistically necessary.

I’m not a prude. I am a rather normal heterosexual male which means I find the sight of female nudity sexually stimulating. That’s just the way God made me. But He also gave me the power to control my urges. He also gave me a daughter that I love very much.

We live in a culture where women are paraded as sex objects. Many of those women are willing participants. There is an entire fashion industry based on helping women be sex objects. There is also a porn industry that merely exploits them as sex objects. And then there are 50 shades of grey in between.

Is it relevant to her qualifications as a US senator that Ashley Judd posed nude? Not to me, but others might disagree. So what is the answer?

What should we tell our daughters and other young women about things like posing for nude pictures, sexting, porn, and lingerie modeling? Should we encourage it? Condemn it? Ignore it? If it’s okay for Ashley Judd to do it, what do I tell my daughter and granddaughter? What do I tell my sons and grandsons?

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84 Responses to Conflicted About Nudity

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Ironically it’s the people who are most opposed to pornography and nudity that are most often accused of hating women.

  2. HELENK says:

    I worked with a lady that to me made the best comment on today’s films and TV. they leave nothing for the imagination, and I have a really good imagination.

  3. HELENK says:

    Puffy Faced Feminist Extremist Who Has a Habit of Likening Things She Doesn’t Like to Rape Likens Coal Mining to Rape

    You have to accept two propositions:

    1. Rape is a heinous moral crime, in a separate category from every other trespass except murder.

    And simultaneously:

    2. Everything you disfavor is kind of pretty much rape.

    I can accept one of those. I guess I’m not enlightened enough to see the simultaneous truthfulness of both.

    this is from ace of spades place.

    my problem with the woman is that RAPE can be an life altering experience for women and to compare it to everything you do not like whether big or small is just wrong

  4. piper says:

    Personally, I could care less about her acting roles and nudity but am concerned about her ability to think and speak succinctly without a teleprompter or cue cards. Is ‘find your pig’ the latest democrat message.

  5. bluestate says:

    an instance of female nudity could be good, bad, or indifferent, in a whole host of ways, but it isn’t feminism, like some insist

    • wmcb says:

      Exactly. Sexuality isn’t a power play in a gender war, whether taking it off or covering it up. It’s a lot of things, but not that.

  6. 49erDweet (D) says:

    Well myig is in deep doodoo again, but it is a valid point. What do we tell our kids about selling sex appeal? If it’s OK for little Ashley’s to bump and grind and pretend, why isn’t it OK for junior to react normally?

  7. yttik says:

    “….What should we tell our daughters and other young women about public nudity, porn, and lingerie modeling?…”

    That women and girls have so much more to offer then their sexuality? That it’s really unfortunate that our culture exploits women’s bodies and teaches young girls that ALL their self worth revolves around the way they look and their sexual availability?

    We also need to teach girls/women that there is nothing edgy/cool or PROGRESSIVE about women’s sexuality and nudity. All over the world, all through history, women have been valued nearly exclusively for their sexuality. Taking pole dancing classes, joining slutwalks, is not rebellious or liberating, it’s the same old, same old.

  8. swanspirit says:

    I had no idea there was so much of Ashley Judd out there , so I went and looked . She was showing off lol , so there is a bit of exhibitionist there in her personality .
    I did some mod noodling in college when I was young and in great shape ,and my mother was an artist , so nudity and nudes are not a big deal for me ; so really I don’t care
    It doesn’t matter much that i care or not , but I am sure there are many people in her state that will object .I think there is a certain amount of dignity (try not to laugh ) that is supposed to accompany public office , and her history of nudity could be perceived as a lack of dignity , shocking , etc etc .I know, because of course I encountered some attitude just telling certain people I had posed for art classes nude.
    What I personally object to , is her self righteous vile prog attitude, narrow point of view , and her general lack of experience .

    • myiq2xu says:

      She’s famous so she doesn’t need experience.

      • swanspirit says:

        See, i just forget these important things , and why is she famous? because she got naked for a camera? It is a vicious circle !

        • myiq2xu says:

          She was a pretty good actress w/o the nudity.

        • angienc (D) says:

          She got famouse because of her half-sister Wynonna’s talent — let’s not pretend here. She’s a decently good looking woman and her acting was fair — if Wynnona hadn’t gotten famous, no doors would have been opened for Ashley.

        • Actually, it wasn’t even that. She is the famous offspring of a famous country singer, who started a famous singing group with her other sister, Winona. Winona grew up dirt poor, but Ashley got the full ride, including a free education before she decided she was going to go off to Hollywood and exploit her mother’s connections. Of course, this is Kentucky and nepotism is in the burgoo, so to speak. #LouisvilleBorn

  9. wmcb says:

    Women also have developed a weird relationship to pornography and skin. Nobody shoot me, but they often seem to be almost flaunting the whole slut thing, daring men to look, just so they can rain guilt on them for doing so. “YOU looked at my boobs, you PIG! (now watch me shake them at you some more)” It’s like they get this weird sadistic pleasure from it, from arousing then shaming the men. I’ve watched it play out, countless times.

    I don’t know where the lines are between sexual freedom and prudent modesty. Or between male privilege and rational acceptance of the reality that men are visual because they are wired that way, and ought not be shamed for it. I need to gather my thoughts better.

    I do know this: that whether it’s the mullahs in Iran insisting women be totally covered because they are dirty and shameful, or supposed slut-feminists telling men “I can walk naked in the street and dance on a pole, and you’d better not so much as GLANCE at me or you’re a dirty nasty misogynist” , the weaponizing of sexuality is always wrong, and sick, and causes problems. By either gender.

    Sex is a powerful drive. That does not give a shit for rationality. I think in the area of sexuality, men and women BOTH would be well advised to cut each other some slack, and be kinder and more accepting of one another about the whole thing.

  10. angienc (D) says:

    It’s easy to target her for nude scenes & it will be easy for the progs to attack those who target her nude scenes as SEXIST!!!eleventy!!! When really the focus should be on the fact that she’s an idiot with known (and widely reported on) mental problems, the least of which is narccisism.

  11. elliesmom says:

    I thought this was all worked out when Massachusetts elected Scott Brown.

    • myiq2xu says:

      As a guy let me say, “Please ladies, do not get your faces cut on and injected. Just take care of yourselves. Natural really looks a lot better.”

      • wmcb says:

        I’ve known a few women who did it tastefully, and you would never know, because they weren’t trying to stay 25 forever, just trying to subtly minimize with a teeny dab of filler here or there. For a really deep crease or something. But as with many things, less is most definitely more.

    • DandyTiger says:

      Ouch. That’s sad. I hope she doesn’t continue and go the route of Michael Jackson or that lion lady.

  12. HELENK says:

    off topic
    those of you in the east stock up on the toy hess trucks for the kids and the collectors

  13. insanelysane says:

    What ever did happen to Obama’s eleventh D chess brilliance?

    (angienc up thread mentioned that word)

    And myiq, Real women would never be so vain as to have
    cosmetic surgery. It’s when a woman has little else beside her sexuality that it becomes necessary.

    I think a gal can flaunt is if she has a beautiful body and face, but she better be able to back it up with the smarts and diligence to be excellent at a lot of other things too.

    Beauty fades pretty fast.

  14. HELENK says:

    if you notice he does not leave the seat up

  15. wmcb says:

  16. wmcb says:

    All these “conservative” governors who ran opposing Obamacare, who are now caving to that sweet sweet federal Medicaid money, make me wonder something:

    I wonder if many of them didn’t run against it as pure kabuki, thinking all the time that SCOTUS would save their bacon by ruling that forced expansion would happen. But SCOTUS ruled it’s state’s choice, so now the kabuki mask of “opposition” comes off and its bidness as usual.

    • myiq2xu says:

      I didn’t vote for pie, but if we’re gonna have pie then I want a slice too.

      • wmcb says:

        Medicaid expansion itself doesn’t bug me so much as the strings DC always puts on money. The system is broken, Obamacare did NOT fix it, so now we are just expanding a fucking broken dinosaur, without addressing any of the underlying problems.

        Times like this I think: “Stop with the endless patches upon patches upon layers of expensive temporary bandaids. Tear the whole fucker down and start over.”

      • votermom says:

        I didn’t vote for pie, but if we’re gonna have pie then I want a slice too.
        Gov Corbett of PA is making squishy noises now too. Ugh.

  17. jeffhas says:

    So three of the people I kinda despise sat at a table together… and I was riveted – in a multi-car pileup kinda way.

    …but the end was terrific: “”If people don’t agree with you all the time … you just feel like you have to take the cheap shots.” – Krugman was shamed – it was gorgeous.

    ‘night all.

  18. myiq2xu says:

    Via AofS:

    5 Classic Best-Sellers That Were Rejectected by Publishers

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was rejected by multiple publishers for being too long for children and it was only by chance that it ever made it into print.

    Anyway, deciding that she needed an agent, Rowling thumbed through a directory and chose Christopher Little because the name sounded like a character in a children’s book. She shipped her manuscript off to Little’s office, where it met a familiar fate: An assistant tossed it straight into the rejection pile because Little thought that children’s books didn’t make any money.

    …Eventually fate (or possibly a curse on Rowling’s part, we’re not sure) intervened when Rowling’s illustrations caught the eye of Little’s assistant while she was sending out the rejections. She convinced Little, who signed Rowling on … at which point publishers continued to reject Harry Potter. Finally, Little shipped it off to Bloomsbury Publishing, where chairman Nigel Newton agreed to look at it as a personal favor.

    Newton then did something that apparently never occurred to other children’s book publishers, which was to show it to an actual child. He offhandedly tossed the manuscript to his 8-year-old daughter, who devoured it in hours and came back to him demanding more. Only at that point did someone finally decide, “Eh, let’s put some copies out there. Who knows, maybe this will make us all enough money that we can each live on an island made of gold.”

  19. driguana says:

    Just noticed in the picture that you posted with this blog that the naked guy jumping up with his pants around his ankles doesn’t actually appear to have much of a “thing”, as it would hanging down, unless, of course, he is in an “altered” state given the excitement of the car bearing down on him….just an observation…

  20. foxyladi14 says:

    that splains it. 😆

  21. Kim says:

    Judd has made her living acting. It would be almost impossible for her to do that without having “bared it all” a time or two. That’s what American audiences want to see. And an entertainer entering politics is quite common. Why all the fuss about Ashley?

    Since the talk about a Judd run for Senate began, I have read quite a few interviews and quotes from her. I am impressed. She is very intelligent and not afraid to think outside the worn-out, failing box. From what I have seen thus far, I think she would be a breath of fresh air in the Senate.

    I just hope she doesn’t get the same treatment that another strong woman- Sarah Palin- got from the media and peanut gallery. Will some people become what they (rightfully) decried in the case of Palin?

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