Do you think human society will eventually become clothing optional?
Dave The Canuck 2012/07/04 02:16:38
If it happens it probably won't be for another few hundred years, but we are now accepting so many freedoms and attitudes that were once taboo and unthinkable. Dark people were once shunned; women were once considered inferior to men; written work was censored; homosexuality was once illegal (on top of many other former taboos that have turned into rights). Nowadays, in most countries, people can think and express pretty well anything they want without fear of prosecution or persecution. In North America, people accept those with dark skin as equal to those with light skin. Homosexuality is now legal, and all of Canada and a few states have even legalized same sex marriage. Women have the same value as men in society. In addition to all these rights we are acquiring over time, the clothing we wear is slowly dwindling. In the late 19th century, the bathing suit, especially the women's, covered most of the body. Nowadays, men's bathing suits only cover the abdomen, and leave the chest and legs totally uncovered. Women's only cover the abdomen and the breasts. Peoples' clothing was much more heavy and un-revealing. In Elizabethan times, even piano and table legs had to be covered and people couldn't even see a woman's ankle or neck. Now, women rarely wear dresses anymore, and shorts and sandals, with a light shirt are common, particularly on a warm day. What do you think? With all these freedoms we are acquiring, and our attire becoming less elaborate, will clothing, one day, be worn solely or mainly for protection? Will nakedness be common, legal and accepted? Will the taboo about unclothed bodies, someday, be no more?
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