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RuthlessCriticism wrote

The guy gave the impression of being a well-off tech bro but I wouldn't have imagined he would be right wing.

Naturism as an ideology centers so much on "purity" of the body and in freedom understood in bourgeois terms (as a purely abstract indivualism, divorced from the material conditions of the majority of people, not everyone can live within walking distance from a nudist beach!), not to mention naturist blogs feature predominantly white, heterosexually coded, and able-bodied models (not saying that was your case, ofc). Much like with the yoga/mindfulness community all of it it's a recipe for adopting a reactionary worldview, and it's something that would have to be dealt with by the nudist community.


somenudist OP wrote

I'd definitely characterize him as right-wing!

I wouldn't say categorically that naturism IS what you're saying, but certainly I think naturism, as a tradition that started among white Europeans circa 1900 and, like, occasionally rubbed shoulders with some nastier ideologies and certainly often took a turn away from, like, better ideologies (e.g. anarchism, critiques of ideology as such notwithstanding), is uh, bad, and most of the adherents have a lot of stuff they haven't examined yet or actively wouldn't want to examine

really feel you on the parenthetical "purely abstract invididualism" comment, too. like, how am I supposed to relate to some weird verbiage about someday moving to Florida or whatever. it's an option for some, but not for me, and not for lots of people. and like, to the extent that I COULD maybe do it, I can't relate to nudism being, like... the whole of what I would ever plan my life around