Some visitors may notice our¬†support of the clothing-optional philosophy. ¬†Many visitors we would hope would embrace it and be open to this and many other ideas. ¬†The Manor of Foxtrot T. Whiskey, as a place of free-thought, is a place where many different lifestyles and philosophies are welcome and accepted. ¬†We hope that our visitors embrace these ideals, or at the very least try to put aside judgment and keep an open mind. ¬†We realize that some may visit the Manor with a less than open mind, or in cases some sort of prejudice. ¬†There are those who would visit the Manor and begin to wonder, ‚Äúwhat‚Äôs with the naked people?‚Äù.
On the subject of nudity and nakedness, we at the Manor believe in a European style outlook. ¬†We also have a strong natural influence at the Manor where naturist and hippie philosophies thrive. ¬†The Manor is also a place where the arts are appreciated. ¬†These three perspectives come together and form the core of the philosophy surrounding the human body at the Manor.
We are all human. ¬†As humans, we exist in nature. ¬†We are not born wearing clothes. ¬†We emerge from the womb in all our naked glory. ¬†We are then taught and told throughout our lives that being naked is bad. ¬† It is the opinion of the majority here in the United States that the naked body is something to hide and even in some cases¬†that we should feel shame. ¬†This is not right. ¬†We find the European attitude towards the human body is much more reasonable. ¬†It is interesting to note American society may be going through a shift towards this more reasonable view though. ¬†Movements such as¬†Free the Nipple¬†and organizations like¬†The Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Society¬†that fully embrace the New York laws allowing women and men alike to not be required to wear shirts in public may be indications of this shift. ¬†Time will tell.
So, yes, the Manor supports the changing attitude towards nudity in American society, but is all¬†the naked imagery in this publication necessary? ¬†Well, no, it‚Äôs¬†not necessary. ¬†It does however serve a purpose. ¬†I admit it is¬†used for a bit of shock value. ¬†It is a quick signal to visitors alerting them to the leanings of the Manor. ¬†I must also admit though, the¬†images¬†are used for their aesthetic value. ¬†The human body can be a thing of beauty. ¬†I don‚Äôt mean to objectify it or anything, just appreciate it. ¬†As an artist and supporter of the arts, nudity is a natural part of life and has been since the first artist was inspired. ¬†A naked work is no different than a sunset.
As my sister once said, ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs only a boob‚Äù.