A Bard College blog is prompting students to take their shirts off for the world to see. Called Boobs@Bard, the site hosts nine pages of naked torsos. That's right -- just boobs. (NSFW, obviously).
Jezebel interviewed the anonymous founder of B@B to gain some insight into the project, which lies somewhere between gratuitous exhibitionism and a statement on prudishness and body acceptance. Here's an excerpt:
Jezebel: Why did you start Boobs@Bard? Is it just for fun? is there a political message behind what you are doing?
Boobs@Bard: [It] was initially conceived as an alternative to Bard's "nudity and body politics" magazine The Moderator. The nude student models in The Moderator always seem uncomfortable, weirdly bent over tree stumps, posing in recognizable campus locations. Additionally, the political nature of The Moderator was a bit of a turn off; I wanted to see my naked peers unabashed, not participating in hurried photo shoots to fit articles and deadlines. I wanted people to feel comfortable viewing these images in a variety of ways, from an appreciation of the female form to masturbatory purposes. Anonymity is the most important factor in my creation of the site, and I attribute much of the success of the site to this feature. The anonymity requirement has allowed numerous ladies the chance to exert their sexuality/femininity/womanhood/silliness in a creative way where other outlets have failed them.
What do you think? Would you take off your top for a boob blog?