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Contradiction in maturity

:icondanostergren:
DanOstergren Dec 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
A deviation of mine was recently flagged as mature, and a nice mature tag was slapped onto it. Now to be honest, I'm not upset about it, but it did get me thinking. The photograph in question [link] is a fashion portrait of a girl, and part of the styling includes a really beautiful see through dress. Two days before the shoot I picked up the most recent USA issue of "W" fashion magazine, and saw quite a few topless ladies in many of the ads and editorial pieces. This magazine is $4.99, and sold on many magazine racks with other such publications as Vogue and Harpers Bazaar, which also contain topless ladies and are low priced. Considering the low price of these magazines, and that they are sold so widely, they are definitely easily available to a young audience. This is something that I see as a good thing and as very progressive for a society that is so ridiculously ashamed of the human body. So when I uploaded the photos from this series it didn't even cross my mind to flag them as mature. It's not pornography, nor is it sexually suggestive. Honestly I think it's beautiful.

So here is the contradiction: I feel that adding the "mature" flag to pieces like this is the result of an immature person who can't handle seeing the human body even slightly in the nude. What is your opinion?
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:icontheravenbard:
theravenbard Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It has everything to do with the objectification of women and the oversexualization of nudity.
Nudity does not equal sex and art always reflects that, censorship is the enemy.
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RubberyParts Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really do not like it when people act like that. It's pretty stupid, and I really wish people would figure it out.
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:iconrendjur:
Eh, I wouldn't go as far as calling someone 'immature'. I think people just have different tolerances to how much nudity they can handle (even if it's for an art or fashion related project). I think it has a lot to do with what they were taught by their parents/friends and what not.

And I think with some younger kids, maybe they don't understand what is 'artsy' or not. I dunno.
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MARX-MAN Dec 13, 2012  Professional Artist
Just you wait till somebody calls you 'childish' for using 'adult language', only then you will be a master of the "WTF, I DON'T EVEN..." face.
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:icondanostergren:
DanOstergren Dec 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
I've already mastered that from some of the replies I've gotten in this thread...
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:iconmarx-man:
MARX-MAN Dec 14, 2012  Professional Artist
Complaints Forum - Did you expect people to care?
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:icondanostergren:
DanOstergren Dec 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
No, I came to vent.
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Rua--Briongloid Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
People are way too "Oh nooo think of the children" it's a stupid society where a little bit of flesh can get people all sorts of buttmad.
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zodiacgal Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Some people are kinda sensitive to that. :shrug:
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Jellybean9000 Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess people are just that sensitive, these days. :shrug:
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