Because posing nude is, like, so liberating and stuff!

It never ceases to amaze me how some ‘modern’ women choose to ‘celebrate’ their femininity – by posing nude in the pages of Playboy magazine in desperate attempts to extend their 15 minutes of fame. The latest dingbat to bare all is Kyla Ebbert, the gal who was asked back in July by a Southwest Airlines flight attendant to ‘adjust’ her revealing attire – or leave the plane. What’s the title of the pictorial spread? “Legs in the Air.”

Oh my. How original (eye roll). Via AP:

DALLAS (AP) — A 23-year-old college student who was told by a Southwest Airlines employee that her outfit was too revealing to fly is wearing even less on Playboy’s Web site.

Kyla Ebbert appears in a series of pictures — some in lingerie, some nude — under the heading, “Legs in the Air.”

“They’re very tastefully done,” Ebbert told The Associated Press on Thursday. “I don’t see anything wrong with the female body.”

Well, I don’t either. But I have a big problem with women who degrade and cheapen themselves by putting it all out there for the world to see.

Playboy contacted Ebbert’s attorney to pitch the idea of posing. After “a little bit of talking” to convince her mother, Ebbert agreed. She said her boyfriend supported her decision, but “the most hesitant one was my dad.”

Gee, I can’t imagine why.

Seriously, what is wrong with people today? And why the hell would her boyfriend support her decision to do this? Wouldn’t a boyfriend who truly loved his significant other put his foot down over something like this? And before any uber-fems start screaming, yes, I know ultimately it’s the woman’s choice but I can tell you right now if I had a b/f, and he came over to the house and announced, “Honey, I’m going to pose in Playgirl. What do you think?” he’d get an earful, and if, in the end, he decided he was still going to go through with it, it’d be time to say adios.

There are some things that you just don’t do, and sharing your body with the world – whether it’s through pictures or sleeping around – is one of those things. This has nothing to do with prudishness and everything to do with possessing a strong sense of propriety, not to mention self-respect. Your body is your temple, and should be reserved only for the person you intend to marry or are married to.

Does all this mean ST would support a ban on smut mags? Of course not. We, thankfully, live in a free society, the Constitutional rights of which I fully support. Not only that, just because I don’t like something doesn’t mean I want to see it done away with. I’m just expressing my opposition to women who, in my view, take their freedom to express themselves to extremes. Who was it that said with freedom comes responsibility?

I always get a kick out of it when I hear people say in response to arguments such as the one I’m making that the human body is a “beautiful thing,” “a work of art,” and there should be “no shame” in xomeone wanting to show it off. Excuse me? Isn’t one of the most fascinating and beautiful things about a person’s body the curiosity one has about what it looks like behind closed doors? You take away the potency and power of its allure when you choose to be free and loose with what’s supposed to be pleasantly mysterious, and meant for only one set of eyes other than your own.

Not only that, but “being sexy” is about more than just what’s on the outside, but on the inside as well. To me, there is nothing sexier on this earth than a strong, proud, conservative man who is passionate about his beliefs even when they may not always be popular, and won’t back down even in the face of harsh criticisms. Case in point (wistful sigh).

But yeah, ok, we all need our eye-candy, right? Temporary distractions from this crazy thing we call life? I’d be the first to agree. Heck, mention Hugh Jackman around me and the first thing I do is daydream about me, him, and a deserted island magically stocked with enough food to last us for several years. But note in that picture you saw a clothed Hugh. It leaves a lot to the imagination, which to me is a lot more fun – not to mention intriguing – than the instant gratification one would get if the picture did not leave anything to the imagination.

This is true in relationships, too. As I’ve written before, so much about relationships today seems to be all about instant gratification rather than long term fulfillment – an unfortunate side effect of the radical feminist movement that has had a devastating impact on our culture. A great many problems in this country could resolve themselves if more of a concentrated effort was put on getting the word out about the value of virtue rather than the overwhelming emphasis we see today on responsiblity-free, morally unhealthy behavior.

That, as far as I’m concerned, is *the* battle of battles in the culture war. Win it we must, and not just for the next generation, but also because it’ll help make stupid controversies like the one over some Santas in Australia not being able to say “ho, ho, ho” because it might be “offensive” to women insignificant and irrelevant ;)

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