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Maybe it does, maybe it doesn't. I think that the fact he didn't ask if anyone in our group would be bothered by it and just leaped in buck naked was disrespectful. Yes, I found him unattractive, but then again, I don't find men attractive. I don't think there's anything wrong with that; I'm heterosexual, therefor I find women attractive. Heterosexual women and homosexual men find men attractive (as far as I know). Regardless of physique, I have no interest in seeing men naked. Honestly I have little interest in seeing most of the people in this world naked, no matter how they look. That's my personal preference. I also don't like shows about surgery; I don't find surgery something attractive to look at. So I don't watch shows about surgery. That's okay, right? So why should I be happy seeing something I don't find attractive like someone naked? Someone wants to hike naked, that's their preference, and I'm fine with with...but what about respecting my preference? This wide world has enough room for all of us, clothed and naked. I've been naked in the outdoors before, but away from main trails. Not just because I don't want to be seen naked, but also because I don't want to have someone else see me. Those other people should have the ability to enjoy their trail without running into someone naked.azbackpackr wrote:Also, the fact that you saw someone's private parts by accident and that bothers you later on when you saw him in class--well, that statement says more about you than it does about him!
I would if I wasn't hacking up a lung, believe me...Hoffmaster wrote:What the heck? Get outside and go hiking
That's funny!wallyfarak wrote:I always thought the naked hikers were just extreme ultralighters.
Oh boy, I knew I was going to start something there. First things first, please don't ever mention Burkhas in relation to a post I make ever again. I was over in Both Iraq and Afghanistan working hard to free those folks who wanted to escape it of that oppressive lifestyle, something which nearly cost me my life countless times. I don't remember seeing you there wearing a burkha or otherwise. Me and many others like me have protected freedom, including yours, and you have stepped over a huge line in the sand to suggest that my thinking on nudity in a public park would conclude with you enslaved in some way. Grow up. Please, calm down and grow up! I haven't even been here three days and I'm already regretting my decision to post anything!azbackpackr wrote:Thank you. And now that I've had time to count to ten, I had time to think it over, I think what bothers me most is that some of the previous posts seemed to partly be complaining about the physiques of the nude people they saw. As if, if they saw gorgeous nubile maidens, that would have been okay, but to see wrinkly fat people, well, they just couldn't have that.
Follow that idea to its natural conclusion and all of us with less attrative faces would be wearing burkhas! It's a type of prejudice, a type of bigotry.
I still maintain that the problem is that people are not used to seeing nudity, and they are programmed by the media and cultural values to react in a certain way when they do see nudity. Hollywood, Madison Avenue, etc., have got everyone brainwashed into thinking that you are not beautiful if you don't look like a movie star or model.
Notice, I am not advocating that we all get out there and get naked. What I am advocating has more to do with being accepting of the physical differences of human beings, whether clothed or unclothed, fat, skinny, wrinkled, old, black, white or Eskimo.
Also, the fact that you saw someone's private parts by accident and that bothers you later on when you saw him in class--well, that statement says more about you than it does about him!