Monday, December 22, 2008

naked women for peace

the righteous mothers are four funny, philosophical, fabulous folk musicans from the pacific northwest. my friend who lives in olympia (yes, the one who has the rat-at-birdfeeder issue) sent me the link to this wonderful vid for their song old fat naked women for peace. hope you take a listen, if you like the song and the group, don't despair you can get their cd's by going here.



this song is partially based on the baring witness project which began innocently enough on november 12, 2002 when forty-five california women bared all to spell the word peace. since then there have been hundreds of similar actions all over the world in which nude or clothed people have spelled out words to inspire, educate, and raise public and media awareness about social issues. to learn more about the baring witness project, help launch their feature length documentary, or learn how to stage your own naked social action go here.

at a peace march in washington in september 2005 I ran across this group of women who offer another great idea breasts not bombs!

8 comments:

R.L. Bourges said...

now THAT takes guts. "Old, fat, naked women for peace"... I have to wonder a) if I would be that brave and b) if are there any old, fat, naked men who would also be willing to take the risk of being laughed at and ridiculed for the sake of peace ?

have a good 'un, petite souris.

Merle Sneed said...

I keep my shirt on at all times to prevent the outbreak of hostilities. Great video!

Saretta said...

Goodness, that's courageous! I don't think anyone would notice if I took my shirt off! LOL!

Do you think this kind of action is effective in any way? I'm not criticising, just wondering.

(Does the woman holding up the sign have a beard? Again, just curious!)

jenclair said...

Whatever works! Loved the song and love the commitment.

Barbara said...

Hey, if it works, I'm all for it. Nothing else has been terribly effective.

Coffee Messiah said...

Hey, Thanks 4 the note ; )

U can be sure we'll be out there before L leaves 4 school again early in the year.

They did one of those shoots in Marin County before I left and I think once in the elders 100 day war ; (

It's all about attention, and since there is nary any mention in all the places there were at one time, well.......

There's a guy who takes nothing but photos of naked people everywhere in the world, forget his name though ; (

Cheers to ya! ; )

mouse (aka kimy) said...

rlb - I've been working on my bookgroup to do an action where we all get naked for an important cause, there is interest, but.....

merle - glad you enjoyed the vid!

saretta - I'm sure folks would notice! effective? well in terms of getting attention I'd say a definite yes! re the woman in the pic I snaped in dc, yest she did have facial hair....not that uncommon, what is uncommon is a woman who doesn't get rid or it...

jenclair - yep!

barbara - whatever it takes!

coffee - the guy's name is spenr tunick, he came to cleveland a while back - I was excited about being part of the shoot until I learned I would have to be downtown and readu at some unearthly hour think it was 5:30 in the morning.... well, my commitment to art and being nude wasn't that strong!! look forward to your visit - as of now I know, I'll be traveling a bit in january and also in march....

Michael Rawluk said...

I would be willing to get naked for peace. Maybe we should have a naked-for-peace blogger day.