Well, well, well.. it’s not what your minds are thinking that I am a young lady caught in the middle of the taboo act… and neither am I in the middle of some important path-breaking research (though I am in the midst of some research on human behaviour officially), that I embrace Archimedes in his principle of running around buck-naked from his bathtub and screaming at the top of his lungs “Eureka!”
The Ukranian feminist activists (FEMEN) went topless and protested against prostitution, sex trafficking and corruption this year. We might condemn the act as downright demeaning and question it on the grounds of promoting pornography among the youth. But if you ask me…I would boldly say that the ladies have a point, and it sure needs loads of guts to do so in the face of the general public. Fighting for a good cause isn’t wrong. And in this twenty-first century where women are equal to men in all domains of life, it isn’t that big issue as it is rolled into being such an untypical movement.
I would say peaceful revolution has to sprout in some of the nooks and corners, if a change is the need of the hour. Some protest by going on an indefinite hunger strike (commonly adopted method in India), while there are others who resort to such unorthodox protests that in the bargain that their voices will be heard from the millions of people and make a huge differences in the lives of the masses.
It’s far better than having bombs and grenades thrown at innocent people, or having terrorist attacks organized in some pockets of the nation.
Then, there are other instances of naked protests --- PETA -- semi-nude animal rights activists drew attention to the plight of bulls killed in the bullfighting arena (2002), or a nude man protested high fuel prices in Germany (2010), or cyclists protested naked for more bicycle paths in Peru (2010), or 600 people who shed their clothes voluntarily to protest against global warming in Swiss Alps (2007).
This is quite different from the crazy freaks we might see on sports grounds, who do run buck-naked to grab attention to themselves or are mentally deranged. Or, the dance girls in night clubs who might strip-tease to earn a living (which of course is unethical and illegal).
Well, I guess, some people think that it’s best to get their clothes off to get the government machinery moving!