I am Nude…..so what
That’s the message Marie Claire is trying to drive home. The campaign unofficially kicked off when pictures of Ntsiki Mazwai, poet, singer and activist were allegedly stolen and printed by the Sowetan. Marie Claire Editor applauded Mazwai’s bravery for going full frontal (unshaven punani and all). But those sentiments were not shared by the rest of South Africa who condemned both the picture and campaign calling it tasteless and ill informed. The list of SA royalty to follow in Mazwai’s suite are the Parlotones, Loyiso Bala, Mark Fish & wife and 5fm presenters Poppy Ntshongwana, Christina Knight and Erica Elle;
The negative publicity didn’t stop Marie Claire magazine from launching a second nude campaign aimed at raising awareness and fighting the HIV/AIDS virus. Amongst those who will pose naked are Miss SA Thuli Sithole, Bridgette Masinga, Kuli and Hlubi Mboya and many more. The pictures will later be auctioned and the money will go to AIDS orphans.
The aim of the campaign is to drive home the message that no matter what a woman may wear that doesn’t send an invitation to be raped and assaulted. The campaign is gaining momentum with the recent mini-skirts debacle that saw a young woman assaulted and humiliated at the Noord Taxi rank.
Now let me ask this…….
Will the campaign achieve anything other than sales for Marie Claire magazine? Free porn in every issue…..statement from news24 blogger
Can posing nude for a magazine be taken as taking a stand or just promoting mild pornography?
Would any TVSA blogger pose nude for the “right” cause?
With the increasing rate of women being raped daily in SA, will this campaign achieve its objective or make matters worse?
* Critics and suggestions are welcomed, first outing*
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