Continuing on the value of nudity for menopause goddesses, I came across this fabulous video on YouTube. Old Fat Naked Women
Their humorous but serious premise is this: if leaders do not cease and desist making war, despoiling the planet, "shameful" bonuses, and other all too familiar horrors of our time, then these women will take off their clothes. "Knock it Off!" sing the Righteous Mothers. "Or we’ll take it off!"
Around 400 BC, Aristophanes wrote a play about a woman named Lysistrata who led all the women in Greece in withholding sex from the men until they settled the differences that led to the Peloponnesian War. It didn’t take long for peace to ensue. Like modern day versions of Lysistrata, we have the power to effect social change simply be shedding our garments. Or really, just threatening too. As the Righteous Mothers sing,
"Even Dick Cheney
doesn’t want to see
titties in the breeze."
Their wonderful song is interspersed with photos of women across the globe spelling out "peace" with their nude voluptuous selves as well as pictures of war and devastation. Their advice to us? We should organize, and get a lawyer just in case. Then "Keep your message clear, wait for a sunny day, notify the press, and fling your clothes away."
Goddesses. We are powerful indeed. Whether we choose this method or other more conventional ones, we are the elders. We grew up in the sixties and seventies; we can put our ideals into action anew. Any ideas? Share them with us – we’re ready. We’re mature, zaftig goddesses for peace. And we won’t take no for an answer.
Thanks for making me laugh on a Tahoe rainy day in February after a menopausal sleepless night sweaty nauseated morning! Between the YouTube video and the daffodils, I’m gonna live!
Bravo to all the naked goddesses! We will stand together for peace and solidarity. The violence in today’s world is horrendous. My heart and prayers go out to the fighting men and women of this country as well as their families. Let us hope for better days to come in this land of ours.
I’m all for getting naked for any reason but this is a VERY good reason, and yes, it would certainly get the attention peace deserves. You’re right, Lynette, we all know how to do this…our generation is experienced. Time to train the new ones right! It’s our duty. Now let’s check the weather channel……..
Love the old fat nude ladies, but I swear, I think there are a few old good looking dudes amongst the midst.
Right on naked sistahs!! I loved this video. The song is hysterical yet powerful. I think women everywhere need to help stop war, violence, greed. Did you read Anna Quinlen’s essay in Newsweek: Liberian women stopped the civil war there and now a woman is president! I hope we’ve brought up all our sons to reject violence. That said, how do we balance that belief w/ our brave kids who are serving in the armed forces?