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How is posing nude empowering to women?

The brides-to-be stripping off to pose nude with their girlfriends in risque 'boudoir bachelorette party' shoots

In a new trend sweeping the bridal industry, bachelorettes are banding together to pose nude or semi-nude for 'boudoir photography parties' - celebrating both friendship and the female form.

Empowering women of all shapes and sizes, the risque group photo shoots have become increasingly popular with brides-to-be, who would traditionally pose solo for a sultry image for their new husband.

'A lot of girls would bring along a friend for moral support, so then we thought, "Hey, wouldn’t it be fun if it was a whole group of people?"' photographer Catherine Leonard told the New York Post's Jane Ridley. 'They bring wine and food and turn it into a real celebration.'

Why does empowering have to be associated with nudity for women?  We rarely see the same association with men.  Just think it's odd.  It seems to still play into what men want and treating women as sex objects.


Asked by Anonymous at 2:47 AM on Jun. 19, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (13)
  • While there's no arguing that women have lovely curves, I'm not connecting the dots as to how showing off those curves at a bachelorette party is empowering to women.

    Answer by Ballad at 3:14 AM on Jun. 19, 2013

  • It is women who, by their own choice, have decided to do something a little risque. They're comfortable in their bodies, they are ok with being sexual creatures. And they know that a simple photograph is going to drive their man WILD- just where they want them!
    If you haven't come to grips with the fact that pussy is power, there's something wrong with you. A woman can get anything she wants just with the twinkle in her eye and the promise of things to come.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 3:40 AM on Jun. 19, 2013

  • For hundreds of years, women were only depicted as looking away and covering themselves, even if they were nude, even if they were a damn goddess. They were not painted as women, they were painted as objects who were contrite and knew their place. Someone who is bothered by a woman choosing to have a naked picture taken but is not bothered by the thousands of women who were depicted as fully clothed possessions needs their head examined.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:03 AM on Jun. 19, 2013

  • I agree to a point. Many would say that it is because we are doing what we want with our bodies without society enforcing their beliefs on us. The all sizes as goes to this, that they are comfortable in their bodies no matter what society or popular trends say.


    Answer by tntmom1027 at 3:15 AM on Jun. 19, 2013

  • It's empowering for the women for the fact they are not conforming to the societal norms. They are telling others not to be afraid to take risks, and do not let the societal norms stop you from what you want to do.

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 3:48 AM on Jun. 19, 2013

  • ..shrugs...I feel empowered when I get the best end of a business deal with a man that thought I was just a little woman.


    Answer by yourspecialkid at 8:44 PM on Jun. 19, 2013

  • Those photos are very tasteful. I think the female form is beautiful, and those photos show it that way.

    If they were vulgar I would agree that it's not the least bit empowering.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 2:56 AM on Jun. 19, 2013

  • Because men have a weakness for naked women.

    Answer by uwmilf at 4:26 AM on Jun. 19, 2013

  • I agree with the female body being beautiful and Michigan, has it right.

    Answer by older at 6:54 AM on Jun. 19, 2013

  • There are other ways to empower each other.

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 9:23 AM on Jun. 19, 2013