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April 30, 2004


The Topic of This Post is Nipples. Round 3.

The most emailed photo over at Yahoo News today is this one, featuring an attractive and completely topless woman whose torso has been painted over with the colors of the European Union. I believe this is the first time that a full-frontal, unadulterated, double-barrelled picture of a woman's breasts has appeared on Yahoo News.

Quite some time ago, we commented on a surge in nipple-appearances at Yahoo News (though most of those pictures were indirect, or involved only one breast), and this picture seems to signal a renaissance of sorts.

But wait a second! I thought nipples have been prohibited ever since the Superbowl, aka "The 9/11 of Nipples." I guess nipples are ok in mainstream media when it's a cheery "ha ha! look at that funny foreign lady" kind of a context, but they aren't ok when...well, when what? When an African-American woman throws our denial of our sexual repression back in our face for .5 seconds in front of an audience of millions?

Granted, Yahoo News Most Popular Photos is not the same as the Superbowl, but in principle, it's hard to see the difference. Therefore, I propose that Congress repeal the "No Nipple" clause from the PATRIOT Act, and we all go back to being regular sex-crazy Americans again.

categories: Media, Sex
posted by adm at 7:51 PM | #