Indecent Body Exposure at the Olympics

This is how Iranian television covers the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.

And the following is one of the most powerful images of the Olympics: a beach volley match between Egypt and Germany.

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Indecent Exposure

The concept of acceptable level of nudity in public and on TV varies remarkably around the world.

In Europe full frontal nudity is regularly seen on TV and in public. To Europeans, nudity isn’t always a sexual thing.

Meanwhile, in America, nudity is a taboo. TV broadcasters in the U.S. can’t show nudity on the air between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

In America, public nudity is often considered “indecent exposure” and is actually a punishable crime.

In Europe, however, Munich has legalized nudity in six “Urban Naked Zones,” Denmark legalized nakedness on all public beaches in 1976, and the Netherlands legalized “recreational nudity” back in 1985.

Out of all 50 wonderfully clothed states in America, only New York, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Texas have explicitly legalized toplessness of both men and women in public places.

On the flip side, good old Utah is one of the handful of states that went out of its way to include breast-feeding mothers in the category of “public lewdness.” In Louisiana, an exposed nipple could land you in jail for three years

Speeches that Changed the World

These are some speeches that have changed the world through the power of their words and their electrifying message. 

While they all differ, they’re all connected through their use of eloquent meaning and powerful, passionate, and unimaginably purposeful delivery to inspire (and arouse) the audience towards massive action.

John F. Kennedy – Inaugural Address

 

Written speech

Martin Luther King – I Have a Dream

Written speech

Ronald Reagan – Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate

Written speech

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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The difference between a good (American) school and a bad (Spanish) school for 14 year olds in two pictures…

1) An email asking my son to choose two between the elective subjects: advanced networking, genetics, 3D design, movie making, photography, advanced math, culinary arts, creative writing. And to choose two between 4 languages: French, Spanish, German, Chinese.

2) My son was forced to write 30 times «I will not speak even if I have raised my hand to ask to speak» by his  professor in a Spanish school.

You can make your own judgment…