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  • The Magna Carta of Nudism

    This month's AANR Bulletin features a blurb regarding "The Magna Carta of Nudism", which was first published in the November 1933 edition of "The Nudist".

    "Under proper safeguards and for the public weal we demand:

    1. The elimination from our statute books of all legislation that makes social nudism an illegal thing.

    2. The setting aside of at least some part of our public beaches, parks, and picnic grounds and recreation centers where nudists may freely live the natural life in the open.

    3. The constitutional right of a free press to print text and unaltered pictures which decently and naturally represent nudism as it actually is being lived and practiced."

    Items #1 and #3 are now a done deal. Progress has been made on item #2 though much remains to be done.

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    This month's AANR Bulletin features a blurb regarding "The Magna Carta of Nudism", which was first published in the November 1933 edition of "The Nudist".

    "Under proper safeguards and for the public weal we demand:

    1. The elimination from our statute books of all legislation that makes social nudism an illegal thing.

    2. The setting aside of at least some part of our public beaches, parks, and picnic grounds and recreation centers where nudists may freely live the natural life in the open.

    3. The constitutional right of a free press to print text and unaltered pictures which decently and naturally represent nudism as it actually is being lived and practiced."

    Items #1 and #3 are now a done deal. Progress has been made on item #2 though much remains to be done.

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    • #3
      quote:
      Items #1 and #3 are now a done deal.
      Except in Arkansas.

      And #1 isn't really complete, is it? You can be arrested for nudity in most places regardless of whether you call it "social nudism" or not.

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      • #4
        These are great points but the public at large is not going to buy #2. There is still far too much stigma within the interest or focus for this to be widley accepted enough for #2 to be adopted universally.

        People are trained from the very beginning to be textile attached and this is a difficult notion for far too many to overcome. Yet nudism is making much progress however slow.

        If we coninue on this track giving social nudism good PR then in some point #2 may also be so accepted but is not in the forseeable future.

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        • #5
          We should press on. The real shame is that gay people got some rights way before we have. Gay rights actually hurt our cause. People of the same sex don't want to be seen nude among each other because of the gay stigma attached.

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by RalphVa:
            We should press on. The real shame is that gay people got some rights way before we have. Gay rights actually hurt our cause. People of the same sex don't want to be seen nude among each other because of the gay stigma attached.


            That feeling goes by the wavside after getting into a resort. There, no stigma attaches, except maybe in your own mind. As a former homophobe, I found that out.
            Moral is, get out and mingle!

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            • #7
              quote:
              Originally posted by RalphVa:
              We should press on. The real shame is that gay people got some rights way before we have. Gay rights actually hurt our cause. People of the same sex don't want to be seen nude among each other because of the gay stigma attached.


              The real shame is your extreme homophobia! The real shame is the war against gays by the christian right!

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