An outspoken and well-educated woman using nakedness to send a message. Especially passionate about Brexit and feminism. (Webmaster)

Dr. Victoria Bateman
http://vnbateman.com/
January 2019

Dr Victoria bateman stageWelcome to the website of Dr. Victoria Bateman

I am a Director of Studies, Fellow and College Lecturer in Economics at Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge, and have written regular commentary for publications such as UnHerd, CapX and Bloomberg View.

I write and speak on topics ranging from popular economics to economic history, Brexit and feminism, and links to many of these can be found above.

If you would like to keep up to date on my latest news, publications and views, please follow me on Twitter @vnbateman. For all media and press enquiries, please contact me via my Cambridge website.

Please note this website contains images with nudity.

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By Kelli María Korducki
New York Times Magazine
Jan. 29, 2019

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In the Canadian city where I used to live, there was a nude beach where I spent a lot of time. It was no rare occurrence to find, near the beach’s northern boundary, a small but fervent cohort of nude baby boomers distributing Naturism 101 pamphlets. In an outsize font on an ancient webpage they’d set up, the beach naturists dared visitors to “!!BE NATURAL AND FEEL THE FREEDOM!!” They outlined etiquette (no come-ons, no sex) and suggested recreational pursuits (flag football, a potluck). The naturists could be a little doctrinaire — once, someone wearing nothing but a Tilley hat chided me for my bikini bottom, bellowing, “Way to be clothed!” — but they would usually feign tolerance at the beachgoing public’s ignorance of their framing principles.

“Naturism” and “nudism” are used interchangeably to describe a doctrine of communally convening outdoors in the buff. But “naturism,” with its Thoreauvian connotations of fresh air and vigour, seems preferred among the true believers. On my beach, I suspect it was also a gentle protest against the prim, Anglo-Saxon mores of a metropolis where cops were known to set up speed traps for cyclists. The precept naturists hold the most sacred is body acceptance — to “not judge anyone by their body shape or other war wounds” and to ignore the nakedness of others. This attitude made their corner of the beach a respite from the outside world and its duller standards of decency. For years, I’d go weekly.
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Nick & Lins
www.nakedwanderings.com
January 31, 2019

bring a friendLet’s start this blog post with a question we’ve asked many times before… Why do so many nudist resorts fail to attract new members? Especially younger members?

For the resorts, it’s a big frustration because much of their income and their future are based on that. But also their members like to see a new face now and then and would love their naturist club to regain the vitality it had decades ago when there were weekly volleyball tournaments, kids running around and young couples enjoying life without clothes.

Human as we are, we blame others for this. Youth has become prude, our resort doesn’t advertise enough, our naturist federation is a failure, it’s all because of social media and the smartphone… We’ve been through this a million times already.
An obvious question could be: If you want more members, why don’t YOU bring them?
You have family, friends, neighbours, schoolmates, Facebook connections, colleagues, a postman (or postlady) and a doctor.
Why don’t you bring them?
Silence.
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DAN CARLSON
meanderingnaturist.com
FEBRUARY 8, 2019

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I’ve been ruminating on this post for quite a long time. In fact, since my oldest daughter just turned 31 a few days ago, maybe for about thirty years. The subject matter? The ever-controversial topic of children and social nudity, and simply what to make of it all.

The blogosphere is a strange place as people don’t typically read a blog in any sequential sort of way. Maybe one finds a link on Facebook or Twitter and clicks through. Or perhaps you’re even a follower of a particular blog, and if the timing is right, you’ll read posts as they are released in succession. But personally, I find the digital age to encourage rather impulsive behaviour. “Oh… look at that! I think I’ll read that, or may be part of that post, or maybe I’ll bookmark it for… I don’t know when.” All that said, if you’re a regular reader, I apologize for the redundancy here.


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ROB PICHETA
CNN
Jan 23, 2019 01:28 PM CST Updated:Jan 23, 2019 05:42 PM CST

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Actors are known for baring their souls on stage. But the cast of a new French play went a step further -- and so did their audience.

The one-off performance of "Nu et Approuvé," or "Naked and Approved," which took place at the Palais des Glaces theater in Paris on Sunday, required all audience members, as well as the actors, to get naked.

This was a request made even more daunting by the weather -- Paris saw temperatures hovering just above zero degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit) on Sunday.

But for those who braved the chill, the show appears to have been a hit -- the theater commended the "successful experience" on Twitter, while the French nudist community welcomed it with open arms.
"There is no better way of laughing than to laugh in the nude," Cédric Amato, the head of a Paris naturist group, told the AFP news agency at the performance on Sunday.

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