I read an article in the LA Times about Sexual Harassment in the armed services which made me think of this article I published a while back. It’s more relevant than ever. In this age of Selena Gomez and Arianna Grande sexing it up as well as gulp…Taylor Swift I’m of the opinion that marketing and commerce is exploiting these women more than ever to sell music specifically and/or a lifestyle or a way to look at women. As of yet I haven’t seen one major star come out against this. They may talk sporadically about the exploitation but money and power speak and as long as the payday is huge it looks like we are too far down the path to stop the exploitation which feeds the beast.

The only female that come to my mind who took a step towards stopping this is Jamie Lee Curtis. More should follow her lead and not the Kim Kardasian’s of the world.

The Illustrators Journal

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Are nude photos art or is any nude photography actually porn? It’s a debate that rages among photographers and the general public. There are strong arguments on both sides of the issue and opinions vary across cultures of course.

I’m torn on this. However, I think photography is porn when it specifically created to drive sales of pornographic material and to be used as a sexual stimulant for men or women. There’s a fine line between degradation of nudity for profit or for art. The intent is at question and sometimes it’s hard to decipher. Each of us need to draw our own conclusions. Regardless porn to stimulate and not harm is different from porn meant to inflict harm and to stimulate those feelings of degradation that cause humans to feel hostility, power and control over another human being. That’s where I draw the line.

Porn and Art Defined

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