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Nota Bene: Ugly Laws; Naked Truth

The law's ugly disregard of the beauty bias; the many guises of nakedness

Jack Gescheidt

A Brief History of Nakedness focuses, in part, on political reasons for nudity. The TreeSpirit Project conveys human interdependence with nature.
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"As a happily married academic, I have been blissfully insulated from serious concerns about appearance," writes Deborah L. Rhode, a professor of law at Stanford University and a self-described sartorial sinner. Rhode's blasé attitude toward her...

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