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The brief bit on Islam[edit]

It mentions here that women in Islam are required to completely cover themselves due to purdah. I may be wrong, but isn't purdah an Indian custom? I agree there are some similarities in custom, but would purdah be the correct appelation? Also, while there are varying degrees to which women (and men) cover, or don't cover themselves in Islamic societies as far as I know the main stipulation based on religion was the Koranic injunction to dress modestly. The specifics as to what this (dressing modestly) means are spread across the multiple interpretations of Islamic law - not to mention those who attempt to go beyond the four (five w/shia) schools. While the article is good enough to mention that the hadith is the inspiration for much of the debate that followed, it would be more appropriate to note that there are many schools of thought regarding awrah. The sentence "For women, Islam requires them to observe purdah, covering their entire bodies, including the face (see burqa). A common misconception, however, is to cover everything but the hands and face," is incorrect in that it is reductionist and makes a POV judgment in regard to schools of thought that may differ from that which the editor had subscribed to. This is not to say the sentence is wholly wrong in that it may fit with a certain view, but it is only one among many. Perhaps, however, it might be wise to separate perceived religious injunctions from how people actually behave. After all, religious and cultural mores are very different between Saudi Arabia and Egypt, yet they are both generally considered Muslim countries. 18 February 2007 jankyalias

Considering the lack of response I am making a slight edit. jankyalias 21 February 2007

need to edit[edit]

Why can't this article be edited? "Gender segregation is more the exception than the rule in modern European sauna facilities." This is true in most countries, but is not true in the German- and Dutch-speaking parts of Europe, where segregated public saunas are rare and most are mixed with nudity required. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:27, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Photo Used[edit]

Nude woman on horseback

I would like to delete a photo on here as it has been used without my permission Sonderek (talk) 07:37, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

I restored the photo which was recently deleted per OTRS issues (File:Man and woman naked.jpg: with the double image which resembles the old one and is more natural and realistic than the horse photo.--Avril1975 (talk) 13:20, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
I think that photo is nice, and you removed it entirely. People thanked me for that edit, when I put this picture into the article. It doesn't have to be removed entirely. Why not use it somewhere in the article? Hafspajen (talk) 15:07, 29 March 2014 (UTC)


I think more pictures should be added to the article Jedijohn247 (talk) 23:01, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Why are some of the photos of people with clothes on?[edit]

Sure, they are topless women, but that just seems sexist. Would we use them if they were topless men to illustrate nude people? And how do we know the woman in the bed is nude? Dougweller (talk) 06:05, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 10 October 2014[edit]

The Paragraph, "Personal Nudity" ends with this sentence: "Some individuals and couples adopt naturism as a lifestyle." It is not just them, but groups and even families adopt a naturist lifestyle. Ajmrowland (talk) 03:34, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

I just removed the sentence completely. It had no sources, and was too vague. I'm guessing it was there to point out the connection between private nudity and naturism, but the article already talks about naturism later, so it seemed a little redundant. Grayfell (talk) 22:35, 10 October 2014 (UTC)