Monday 22nd April 2024

    TradeBriefs Editorial

    From the Editor's Desk

    Naked women have long been seen as a threat – today’s puritanism is just the latest cycle of western history

    In the middle of the fourth century BC, an ancient Greek woman named Phryne cast off her clothes and walked naked into the sea at the Festival of Poseidon. While it earned her a job as nude model for one of Greece’s top artists, it also landed her in court on the charge of impiety, for which the punishment was death.

    Today Greece plays host to many a scantily clad holidaymaker, and with the sexual revolution behind us, many would like to think that women are free to do whatever they like with their own bodies.

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