Why this blog is here.

Posted by candyposes on 02 Feb 2006 at 10:29 pm | Tagged as: Uncategorized

My boyfriend pointed out a while ago that one could interpret this blog as merely a tease- you think you’re getting naked photos, but in return, you’re forced to read a feminist viewpoint. And, I guess he has a point.

So, why does this blog exist, and why does it combine nudity and feminism? There are several reasons.

The first reason is that my friends are tired of listening to my feminist and liberal rants. Most of the time, I’m preaching to the choir, anyway. This blog serves as an outlet for my ravings. They somehow seem much more intelligent when written down than when I’m spitting them out of my mouth at a mile a minute. They’re also missing the huge hand gestures and cursing that goes along with them in their original format, but this can be seen as a plus or a minus.

The second reason is that I love my body, and I love posing for nude photographs. At the moment, I’m not searching for modeling gigs, as I’m busy with other things, so I don’t want them to go unseen and unappreciated. What can I say, I’m vain, and I’ve also worked with some excellent photographers.

The third reason is to give a voice to something that is often objectified- the nude body. Whether it’s porn, art, or in between, these figures are usually silent. I know I can’t be the only one who finds images where one has at least a hint of who this person is or what the context was when it was created much more intriguing, as well as easier to appreciate on multiple levels.

The fourth and final reason is to help break the stereotype of feminism apart. There is so much negativity associated with something that, in reality, has done so much good for not only women, but men, too. Feminism is not the same as sexism. I believe that, although feminism usually fights for the needs and rights of women, as opposed to men, it benefits both sexes. I’ve always said that feminism isn’t just about girls who want to wear pants- it’s also about boys who want to wear skirts. For me, feminism is about breaking down stereotypes and rules, and being and acting as feminine, masculine, or androgynous as you want to be- regardless of your sex.

Here are some naked photos of me.

Photography by Ricky, January 2006.

6 Responses to “Why this blog is here.”

  1. on 03 Feb 2006 at 5:44 pm regi

    So Candy, Im encouraging you to talk about feminism through writing, photos (that may or not include nudity, sexuality), etc. You list Susie Bright but a reader wants you to consider www.nopornpledge.com and
    I wonder if Scott disagrees?

    What are your thoughts? Have you read Fear of Flying?

  2. on 05 Feb 2006 at 11:54 pm Candy

    I haven’t read Fear of Flying- it’s on my list of books to read, which happens to be hundreds of books long.

    As to listing the other websites- I agree that porn most definitely can be exploitive, especially of women. However, there is some porn I really enjoy. I belong to, and have belonged to in the past, several porn sites. I will soon be appearing on a porn site. If you go to my menstruation website, I have a list of porn sites that I personally recommend.

    I feel, although I agree with some of their goals (education about our over-sexed media and unrealistic, 1-dimensional portrayals of women), it would be hypocritical of me to list sites I don’t agree with.

    ps- I’ve tried to post this reply several times, but something seems to be wrong. Hopefully it will stick this time.

  3. on 06 Feb 2006 at 3:19 pm Aurelia

    I just discovered this site, and I think it’s fabulous. I don’t understand how someone can post a comment trying to get you to sign an anti-porn pledge when you are so clearly pro-feminist-porn. What’s the point? argh. I guess people think they can change your mind. They are perfectly entitled to their opinion, but seriously.

    Keep blogging!

  4. on 07 Feb 2006 at 11:15 am Candy

    Aurelia- I love your panty kitchen- so cute! It’s always great to turn a(relatively) ordinary practice in to something so cleverly adorable.

  5. on 01 Mar 2006 at 4:16 pm mnmjr.

    I’m glad I found your blog. I’ve seen your page on ModelMayhem and was quite impressed. I’m glad to find the person behind the beautiful images.

    I hope we might work together sometime in the future, but for now, I’ll just enjoy the beauty of body and thought.

    Thank you for starting such a compelling blog.

  6. on 02 Mar 2006 at 7:10 pm Candy

    Wow, thanks for the kind words. I took a quick look at your page- love the photography. I’d definitely like to work with you sometime in the future- I don’t do bondage, but nudity(obviously) isn’t a problem.

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