Browsing: Naked History

A Brief History Whether pronounced “Lee-na” or “Lay-na,” Lena has never been a popular name in English-speaking countries, being more common in Germanic or Slavic regions.  Some of the more famous “Lenas” have one thing in common, however, at one point in time, they created a stir by going naked! In line with our series on women whose nudity had a historical, social or cultural impact, in this article, we present 5 Lenas who, by being unclothed, made the news. Due to the uncommonness of the name and the high rate of fame achieved with nudity by those called Lena, perhaps the…

A Brief History At the suggestion that Kim Kardashian deserved a spot in the History and Headlines’ series on women famous for being naked, the author paused.  Yes, Kim’s first taste of fame was the result of the leak of her sex tape video, however, that had already been done by Pamela Anderson.  To include Kim for this reason would mean that Paris Hilton and many others would have to be included as well.  Instead, perhaps a list of people who have been on sex tapes would be more appropriate, but those are commonplace across the internet and need no…

A Brief History In line with Black History Month, which in the United States and Canada is February, and as part of our series celebrating women famous for being naked, we highlight 10 black women whose nudity was historically, culturally or socially significant.  If you can come up with any other black women who fit the criteria of this list, please mention them in the comments section below.  Please keep all responses respectful.  History and Headlines Note: In the headline of this article, the women are being referred to as “black” and not African-American because black women from all nationalities were considered and…

A Brief History On January 20, 2014, one year ago today, a headline in Israel screamed out of the news that “revenge porn” had been outlawed there.  Israel is now joined by Germany and at least 12 of the 50 United States of America in making revenge porn illegal.  France and other countries have broader privacy laws that could be interpreted as to include revenge porn. Digging Deeper So what is revenge porn?  It is the posting on the internet or any other publicly viewed forum of sexually explicit video or photos of a person or persons without their consent for the purpose of embarrassing…

A Brief History In September of 2014, a female Columbian cyclist team created a stir when their uniforms, or kits as they are known in the cycling world, made the headlines.  Normally, such uniforms are commented on for their aerodynamic qualities, but these were literally “racy.”  And by racy we don’t mean good for racing…  With nude, or rather flesh-colored (beige, if you prefer being politically correct) material covering the torso and crotch, these uniforms were considered provocative and shocking. Digging Deeper The kit’s female designer, who also happens to be a team member, could not understand the outrage, stating the color of the material…