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Rebel
07-13-2010, 11:31 PM
So I must warn you, this is another semi rant about my sister and what questionable thing she's done.

Little background. My younger sister has model appeal. She's pretty and has an awesome body, of this I'm not going to deny. But unfortunately, she often doesn't stop and think about things, particularly when it comes to facebook.

Yesterday, I hopped onto facebook and noticed that she had posted some pictures she had had done at a vintage styled photography studio. She looked awesome. It was essentially a 1920's themed shoot where she was posed in front of an antique dresser, wearing an old styled dress, and then later underwear. It was classy and quite frankly was the sort of thing you would see done in any higher end perfume ads.

What I had a problem with was while happily flicking through her facebook album, suddenly at picture 14, she was topless. And this was not the sort of craftily hidden topless pictures, these were in your face 'hello nipples' type topless. I was a little shocked.

Now, this is what irks me;
-I'm pretty sure she's put herself at risk of having her facebook page being deleted because of the suggestive style of the pictures.
-She has several workmates and our entire extended family on her friends list.
-Her facebook albums are not friend locked (what if her boss finds them?).

Also, my other sister informed me that only 1 month ago that she had been adamant about never posting glamour photos on her facebook. And I also pointed out that this was the girl who dragged me to the strippers with her one halloween just so she could talk to the strippers about my boobs (she's always been more comfortable redirecting attention and embarrassment to me - and sadly I'm used to it from her).
She is still currently not talking to the rest of our family after her last facebook stunt (http://www.fratching.com/showthread.php?t=2823), and so I figured this might be her way of showing us her pictures. Still, I don't think she thought it through.

What do you guys think? Am I being a prude about it? Because the pictures are fantastic and I'd suggested that she create a portfolio with them. I just think it was a dumb move on her part to put them on facebook.

Greenday
07-14-2010, 04:19 AM
Now, this is what irks me;
-I'm pretty sure she's put herself at risk of having her facebook page being deleted because of the suggestive style of the pictures.
-She has several workmates and our entire extended family on her friends list.
-Her facebook albums are not friend locked (what if her boss finds them?).

-Not an issue. She can just make a new one.
-When you have family and coworkers at friends, you can no longer be too careless about what you post. It can and will bite you in the ass.
-If they aren't locked, they could end up all over the web. Even if they aren't, they could end up all over the web. And once a picture is posted on the web, it can never be completely removed from the web.

Plaidman
07-14-2010, 04:30 AM
There is no reason a 14 year old should be posting pictures of herself topless. None.

.... I didn't read anywhere that she is 14.

If she was 14, likely police be busting her door down for /child porn/ and she be banned from the site.


Your not a prude Rebel. Your just not your sister. It's her life, she can do what she wants sadily. You can only be there for her.

Red Panda
07-14-2010, 04:38 AM
There is no reason being topless should ever be an issue, aside from a hygiene issue. People need to realize boobs are boobs and no big deal

Plaidman
07-14-2010, 04:39 AM
There is no reason being topless should ever be an issue, aside from a hygiene issue. People need to realize boobs are boobs and no big deal

XD Does this mean I may see your boobs?



Kidding.

Greenday
07-14-2010, 04:43 AM
.... I didn't read anywhere that she is 14.

I'm overworked and it's only Tuesday.

Saw "Picture 14" and thought "Picture at 14" as in at 14 years old.

Someone just take me out to the pasture and shoot me.

And Red Panda, I'm not sure what country/area you live in, but in today's society, in America, boobs aren't just boobs. Wish it so doesn't change that.

Rebel
07-14-2010, 05:13 AM
I personally don't have any problem with the photos.
Boobs are boobs are boobs.
And if I was ashamed of my sisters, then...well, mine look pretty much exactly the same and I quite like my boobs.

No, I just had a problem with her posting it on Facebook.
There's no need to and it could backfire on her professionally (she is a school music teacher and tutor).
Just didn't feel very smart.

That and it seems to be a grab for attention.

Greenday
07-14-2010, 05:19 AM
it could backfire on her professionally (she is a school music teacher and tutor)

Teachers have been fired for less.

Plaidman
07-14-2010, 05:33 AM
I'm overworked and it's only Tuesday.

Saw "Picture 14" and thought "Picture at 14" as in at 14 years old.

Someone just take me out to the pasture and shoot me.
.

*clocks shotgun* Ok...


Sorry. Didn't mean to pry. I thought I was missing something. It didn't even register that you could have gotten picture 14 mixed with age 14.

Please don't hurt me.

(Unless it comes with free love of girl, that yeah, beat me as much as ya want)

dendawg
07-14-2010, 03:33 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't it against Facebook policy to post pictures with nudity in them?

Red Panda
07-14-2010, 03:37 PM
Its pretty stupid for teachers to be fired for the pictures they post on facebook. Not everybody is a puritan who associates showing any part of the human body as sexual

Lace Neil Singer
07-14-2010, 07:02 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't it against Facebook policy to post pictures with nudity in them?

They do indeed. Anyone remember the row that occurred when a woman's breastfeeding photos were removed?

Exaspera
07-14-2010, 07:23 PM
I'm sorry, but your sister is an idiot, and you are not being a prude at all. This can affect her career and her professional future (stripping and poledancing being probable exceptions).

And yes, even if she takes them down now, you can guarantee that someone out there has copies. The photos will never disappear.

As a flaky artist with liberal tendencies, I wouldn't even consider posting nudes of myself anywhere on line, but especially on FB! Not only from a professional standpoint, but to also avoid being stalked by some crazy person.

insertNameHere
07-14-2010, 08:25 PM
Teachers have been fired for less.

Anyone remember the teacher who had students on myspace and the title was "drunken pirate", no sight of alcohol in the picture but that alone was enough.


Um, really, I would like to see these topless photos that "aren't sexual", I'm pretty sure pictures of topless women are always sexual when you can see the nipples and what not and nothing is left to the imagination. They might be "tasteful" but um still sexual.

Rebel
07-14-2010, 09:16 PM
Um, really, I would like to see these topless photos that "aren't sexual", I'm pretty sure pictures of topless women are always sexual when you can see the nipples and what not and nothing is left to the imagination. They might be "tasteful" but um still sexual.

Yeah......
The closest I am willing to show you is this (http://imagecache5.art.com/p/LRG/6/672/OJWC000Z/marilyn-monroe.jpg) which shows the basic facial expression and pose she had (but she had no top on obviously).
I know that a lot would see it as sexual, but I'm her sister so all I saw was 'bored and annoyed and meh'. But yeah, all nudity can be seen as sexual, but so can fully clothed pictures.
Still, it wasn't my sister brightest moment when she decided to post them on a public site. My brother in law has already told her how uncomfortable he feels about it.

Hell, both my older sister and brother (and girlfriend) have had professional posed fully naked pictures taken of themselves. They just chose to display them in their bedroom so in order to see them, you have to enter their private domain. I have chosen not to have my pictures taken yet just because I want to lose a bit of weight first (my older sister's were taken 6 months post baby and she looks fantastic and toned.....bitch).

linguist
07-14-2010, 11:25 PM
Um, really, I would like to see these topless photos that "aren't sexual", I'm pretty sure pictures of topless women are always sexual when you can see the nipples and what not and nothing is left to the imagination.

have you ever seen an issue of national geographic?

Greenday
07-14-2010, 11:43 PM
have you ever seen an issue of national geographic?

Owned >.<

Maybe the challenge should have been to find a picture of some average local person showing their boobs in a non-sexual way.

BlaqueKatt
07-14-2010, 11:57 PM
Owned >.<

Maybe the challenge should have been to find a picture of some average local person showing their boobs in a non-sexual way.

this (http://www.margaritasun.com/topless/beaches.4.php) non-sexual enough for you?


or this (http://ctpatriot1970.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/kelly_brook_topless_on_the_beach_1.jpg) maybe...?

Lace Neil Singer
07-15-2010, 12:06 AM
It's still a truth that breasts, in the Western world anyway, are sexual. That's why magazines like Nuts and Loaded sell so well.

However, in other cultures, they are not. Just like in Ancient China, feet were sexual, but they weren't in some other ancient cultures.

blas87
07-15-2010, 05:44 PM
It's just not a good idea to have pictures like that on a social networking site. Has nothing to do with being a prude or a free spirit. It's common sense.

Unless, of course, the whole idea is to get attention.

Rebel
07-19-2010, 07:26 PM
Teehee.

They finally got deleted by the admin.
I guess someone complained (wasn't me).

But I do find it quite strange how outraged my sister is by this outcome. How could she not see this coming?
But it did get her the attention she most probably desired. People she hadn't talked to in years were commenting on her photos. Even my older sister and my mum commented too, and they still don't speak to her face-to-face.

Unfortunately, she's already planning how to repost them.

Lace Neil Singer
07-19-2010, 07:47 PM
If she reposts them on Facebook after they were deleted the first time, her account could be suspended. I'm sure they have rules about that.

In any case, some old pervert is probably jerking off to her photos and redistributing them as we speak; she really ought to think of that part of it. If she wants attention, there have to be safer ways than flashing her boobs on the internet.

BlaqueKatt
07-20-2010, 11:44 PM
In any case, some old pervert is probably jerking off to her photos and redistributing them as we speak; she really ought to think of that part of it. If she wants attention, there have to be safer ways than flashing her boobs on the internet.


yup there are people that make cd's/slideshows of random women's pics and sell them on e-bay....and since they were posted on the net...well "expectation of privacy" goes out the damn window-and if they are professional pictures-it may have been the photographer that complained-copyright violation-she puts them back up without a release from the photographer, getting her acct suspended is the least of her worries, she can be sued, or lose her internet provider-before you post a pic on FB it asks if you are the legal copyright owner-

aurelemsrealm
07-21-2010, 05:28 PM
It's just not safe given all the weirdos out there. Nevermind the professional and other such considerations.

Dreamstalker
07-21-2010, 06:00 PM
For a short while, the ex was hounding me for nude photos that he could manipulate on deviantart. I refused...knowing him he would tag them with my name or another identifier. He somehow got some (don't ask me how)...when his computer committed seppuku and he lost everything he came crying to me to "send me more pix" (um, what do you mean 'more'? I never gave you permission to take any in the first place!)

blas87
07-26-2010, 05:15 PM
My bf's sister had some sexy pics taken as a wedding gift to her husband.
*Not nude or even semi nude, just sexy like lingerie and swimsuits*

Then she posted them all over Facebook.

I mean, to me, it'd be a private thing to have photos like that taken and to be given as a gift to your husband to be, not for all of your friends and your FAMILY to see.

Sure, you can love the way you look, you can keep extras for yourself if you want, but why would you want to post that all over the Internet?