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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

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)


The people wearing hats in the pictures are not nude. John Link (talk) 00:12, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Lack of black nudity[edit]

Why isn't there an image of a nude black person? Omo Obatalá (talk) 23:45, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 8 March 2015[edit]

A U.S. study by Alfred Kinsey found that 75% of the participants stated that there was never nudity in the home when they were growing up, 5% of the participants said that there was "seldom" nudity in the home, 3% said "often", and 17% said that it was "usual". The study found that there was no significant difference between what was reported by men and by women with respect to frequency of nudity in the home.[1]

I think it should be noted on the page that the above study was conducted in the 50's. I think if a study was conducted right now, you would not get the same results.

Doc zia (talk) 11:48, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 19:47, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Lede images[edit]

So, the current images that greet you when you view the page on nudity (especially the female one), don't imho, really do a good job conveying the subject. The man is wearing a backpack, both the man and the woman have removed the hair in the genital region, and the woman has a prominent belly-button ring. A quick glance through the commons category shows very few images that show people truly nude with hair in all the right places. The naturist family at the beach is better in some respects, though it's too small and in black and white. I also agree with the person from January 12 that wants to see more racial diversity in the article. So, can anyone come up with more representative images? ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 03:44, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

those photos[edit]

they should be censored or something, its bad for kids to see those or should we just put some warning?

Thanks for expressing your concerns, but Wikipedia is not censored. Please click the link and read for details. Sundayclose (talk) 14:18, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
    • ^ John Bancroft (2003). Sexual Development in Childhood. Indiana University Press. pp. 146–147. ISBN 0-253-34243-0.