Phryne before the Areopagus
Phryne before the Areopagus is an 1861 painting by the French artist Jean-Léon Gérôme. The subject matter is Phryne, a legendary courtesan in ancient Greece, put on trial for impiety. Phryne was acquitted after her defender Hypereides removed her robe and exposed her naked bosom to the jury; the painting was exhibited at the 1861 Salon. It is kept at the Kunsthalle Hamburg in Germany. Bernhard Gillam made a famous caricature drawing in 1884, titled Phryne before the Chicago tribunal, where Phryne is replaced by the Republican Party presidential candidate James G. Blaine and Hypereides by the newspaper editor Whitelaw Reid. Media related to Phryne revealed before the Areopagus at Wikimedia Commons
Exhibitionism is the act of exposing in a public or semi-public context those parts of one's body that are not exposed – for example, the breasts, genitals or buttocks. The practice may arise from a desire or compulsion to expose themselves in such a manner to groups of friends or acquaintances, or to strangers for their amusement or sexual satisfaction or to shock the bystander. Exposing oneself only to an intimate partner is not regarded as exhibitionism. In law, the act of exhibitionism may be called indecent exposure, "exposing one's person", or other expressions. Public exhibitionism by women has been recorded since classical times in the context of women shaming groups of men into committing, or inciting them to commit, some public action; the ancient Greek historian Herodotus gives an account of exhibitionistic behaviors from the fifth century BC in The Histories. Herodotus writes that: When people travel to Bubastis for the festival, this is what they do; every baris carrying them there overflows with people, a huge crowd of them and women together.
Some of the women have clappers, while some of the men have pipes which they play throughout the voyage. The rest of the men and women clap their hands; when in the course of their journey they reach a community — not the city of their destination, but somewhere else — they steer the bareis close to the bank. Some of the women carry on doing what I have described them as doing, but others shout out scornful remarks to the women in the town, or dance, or stand and pull up their clothes to expose themselves; every riverside community receives this treatment. A case of what appears to be exhibitionism in a clinical sense was recorded in a report by the Commission against Blasphemy in Venice in 1550. In the UK the 4th draft of the revised Vagrancy Act of 1824 included an additional clause'or and indecently exposing their persons' which gave rise to difficulties because of its ill-defined scope. During the course of a subsequent debate on the topic in Parliament, the Home Secretary, Mr Peel, observed that'there was not a more flagrant offence than that of indecently exposing the person, carried to an immense extent in the parks...wanton exposure was a different thing from accidental exposure'.
The development of new technologies such as smartphones and tablets has permitted some exhibitionists to reorient their methods such as with nude selfies. Exhibitionism was first described as a disorder in 1877 by French physician and psychiatrist Charles Lasègue; when exhibitionistic sexual interest is acted on with a non-consenting person or interferes with a person's quality of life or normal functioning, it can be diagnosed as exhibitionistic disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition. The DSM states that the highest possible prevalence for exhibitionistic disorder in men is 2% to 4%, it is thought to be much less common in women. In a Swedish survey, 2.1% of women and 4.1% of men admitted to becoming sexually aroused from the exposure of their genitals to a stranger. A research team asked a sample of 185 exhibitionists, "How would you have preferred a person to react if you were to expose your privates to him or her?" The most common response was "Would want to have sexual intercourse", followed by "No reaction necessary at all", "To show their privates also", "Admiration", "Any reaction".
Only few exhibitionists chose "Anger and disgust" or "Fear". Various types of behavior are classified as exhibitionism, including: Anasyrma: the lifting of the skirt when not wearing underwear, to expose genitals. Candaulism: when a person exposes his or her partner in a sexually provocative manner. Flashing: the momentary display of bare female breasts by a woman with an up-and-down lifting of the shirt or bra or the exposure of a man's or woman's genitalia. Martymachlia: a paraphilia which involves sexual attraction to having others watch the execution of a sexual act. Mooning: the display of bare buttocks by pulling down of trousers and underwear; the act is most done for the sake of humour, disparagement, or mockery. Reflectoporn: the act of stripping and taking a photograph using an object with a reflective surface as a mirror posting the image on the Internet in a public forum. Examples include "images of naked men and women reflected in kettles, TVs, toasters and knives and forks"; the instance credited with starting the trend involved a man selling a kettle on an Australian auction site featuring a photograph where his naked body is visible.
Streaking: the act of running naked through a public place. The intent is not sexual but for shock value. Telephone scatologia: the act of making obscene phone calls to random or known recipients; some researchers have claimed that this is a variant of exhibitionism though it has no in-person physical component. The DSM-5 diagnosis for exhibitionistic disorder has three subtypes: exhibitionists interested in exposing themselves to non-consenting adults, to prepubescent children, or to both. Exhibitionism explained on AllPsych Exhibitionism: the Biography by Chris Nancollas
The Pastoral Concert, Fête champêtre or Le Concert champêtre is an oil painting of c. 1509 attributed to either of the Italian Renaissance masters, Titian or Giorgione. It is in the Musée du Louvre in Paris; the painting was attributed to Giorgione, but modern critics assign it more to the younger Titian, as the figures' robustness is thought more typical of his style. It is possible that Giorgione began the work, after his death in 1510, it was finished by Titian; the work was owned by the Gonzaga family inherited from Isabella d'Este: it was sold to Charles I of England. When the English royal collections were dispersed following the revolution of 1649, the painting was sold at auction to the German banker and art collector, Eberhard Jabach, who, in turn, sold it to Louis XIV in 1671; the painting was attributed to Palma the Elder and Sebastiano del Piombo.Édouard Manet conceived his Le déjeuner sur l'herbe after viewing the Pastoral Concert in a visit to the Louvre museum. The painting portrays three young people on a lawn, playing music together, while next to them a standing woman is pouring water from a marble basin.
Both the women are naked apart from drapes that have fallen to their legs. In the wide background is a shepherd and a landscape; the subject was the allegory of poetry and music: the two women would be an imaginary apparition representing the ideal beauty, stemming from the two men's fantasy and inspiration. The woman with the glass vase would be the muse of tragic poetry, while the other one would be that of the pastoral poetry. Of the two playing men, the one with the lute would represent the exalted lyric poetry, the other being an ordinary lyricist, according to the distinction made by Aristotle in his Poetics. Another interpretation suggests that the painting is an evocation of the four elements of the natural world and their harmonic relationship. "The Pastoral Concert". Department of Paintings: Italian painting. Musée du Louvre
Coprophagia or coprophagy is the consumption of feces. The word is derived from the Greek κόπρος copros, "feces" and φαγεῖν phagein, "to eat". Coprophagy refers to many kinds of feces-eating, including eating feces of other species, of other individuals, or one's own – those once deposited or taken directly from the anus. In humans, coprophagia has been described since the late nineteenth century in individuals with mental illnesses and in unconventional sexual acts; some animal species eat feces as a normal behavior, in particular lagomorphs who do so to allow tough plant materials to be digested more by passing twice through the digestive tract. Other species may eat feces under certain conditions. Coprophagia has been observed in some people with pica. Ttongsul, or "feces wine" is used in Chinese medicine for good health. Ideally, a child's excrement is used in the preparation with alcohol content up to 9% by volume. Coprophagous insects redigest the feces of large animals; these feces contain substantial amounts of semi-digested food in the case of herbivores, owing to the inefficiency of the large animals' digestive systems.
Two feces-eating insects are certain species of the dung beetle. Dung beetles feed on the microorganism-rich liquid component of mammals' dung, lay their eggs in balls composed of the remaining fibrous material. Termites eat one. Termites and protists have a symbiotic relationship. For example, in one group of termites, there is a three-way symbiotic relationship: termites of the family Rhinotermitidae, cellulolytic protists of the genus Pseudotrichonympha in the guts of these termites, intracellular bacterial symbionts of the protists. Domesticated and wild mammals are sometimes coprophagic, in some species this forms an essential part of their method of digesting tough plant material. Dogs may be coprophagic to rebalance their microbiome or to ingest missing nutrients. Species within the Lagomorpha produce two types of fecal pellets: hard ones, soft ones called cecotropes. Animals in these species reingest their cecotropes. Cecotropes derive from chewed plant material that collects in the cecum, a chamber between the large and small intestine, containing large quantities of symbiotic bacteria that help with the digestion of cellulose and produce certain B vitamins.
After excretion of the soft cecotrope, it is again eaten whole by the animal and redigested in a special part of the stomach. The pellets remain intact for up to six hours in the stomach; this double-digestion process enables these animals to extract nutrients that they may have missed during the first passage through the gut, as well as the nutrients formed by the microbial activity. This process serves the same purpose within these animals. Cattle in the United States are fed chicken litter. There are concerns that the practice of feeding chicken litter to cattle could lead to bovine spongiform encephalopathy because of the crushed bone meal in chicken feed; the U. S. Food and Drug Administration regulates this practice by attempting to prevent the introduction of any part of a cow's brain or spinal cord into livestock feed. Other countries, like Canada, have banned chicken litter for use as a livestock feed; the young of elephants, giant pandas and hippos eat the feces of their mothers or other animals in the herd, in order to obtain the bacteria required to properly digest vegetation found in their ecosystems.
When such animals are born, their intestines do not contain these bacteria. Without doing this they would be unable to obtain any nutritional value from plants. Hamsters, guinea pigs, chinchillas and naked mole-rats eat their own droppings, which are thought to be a source of vitamins B and K, produced by gut bacteria. On rare occasions gorillas have been observed consuming their feces out of boredom, a desire for warm food, or to reingest seeds contained in the feces; some carnivorous plants, such as pitcher plants of the genus Nepenthes, obtain nourishment from the feces of commensal animals. Lewin reported that "... consumption of fresh, warm camel feces has been recommended by Bedouins as a remedy for bacterial dysentery. Centuries ago, physicians tasted their patients' feces, to better judge their condition. Coprophagia is sometimes depicted in pornography under the term scat; the 120 Days of Sodom, a novel by the Marquis de Sade written in 1785, is full of detailed descriptions of erotic sadomasochistic coprophagia.
Thomas Pynchon's award-winning 1973 novel Gravity's Rainbow contains a detailed scene of coprophagia. François Rabelais, in his classic Gargantua and Pantagruel employs the expression mâche-merde or mâchemerde, meaning shit-chewer; this in turn comes from the Greek comedians Aristophanes and Menander, who use the term skatophagos. The Austrian actor and pornographic director Simon Thaur created the series "Avantgarde Extreme" and "Portrait Extrem", which explores coprophagy and urolagnia. Modern Russian writer Vladimir Sorokin's novel Norma describes a society where coprophagia is institutionalised and mandatory. GG Allin, an American signer and songwriter featured coproph
Earl Wilson (columnist)
Harvey Earl Wilson was an American journalist, gossip columnist, author best known for his 6-day a week nationally syndicated newspaper column, It Happened Last Night. Wilson was born in Rockford, in Mercer County in western Ohio, to Arthur Wilson, a farmer, Chloe Huffman Wilson, he attended Central High, where he reported on the doings of the school, using his father's typewriter to write his stories. Young Earl's mother encouraged him to pursue a career outside of farming. Wilson contributed to the Rockford Press and the Lima Republican Gazette, which would be the first to pay him for his writing, he wrote for the Piqua, Ohio Daily Call before enrolling in college in 1925. Wilson attended Heidelberg College for two years before transferring to Ohio State University where he worked on the Lantern, the university’s student-run daily newspaper, he held part-time jobs with the Columbus Dispatch and the capital city’s International News Service Bureau. Wilson graduated from Ohio State University in 1931 with a B. S. in journalism.
In 1935, Wilson began work for The Washington Post, meanwhile sending samples of his work to one of the editors at the New York Post. In 1935, Wilson arrived in New York to begin work with the Post, taking a room in a boarding house on Bleecker Street. There he met Rosemary Lyons from East St. Louis, IL, a secretary whom he wed in 1936; the couple struggled for several years. Their only child, Earl Wilson, Jr. was born on December 1, 1942. His column, which he took over from a writer who went off to war in 1942, was considered "filler." It ran until 1983. As the column grew in popularity and importance, Wilson worked 18-hour days arising in the late morning, telephoning news sources, taking reports from several assistants. In the evenings he would set out for dinner at Toots Shor's or a similar theater district restaurant, accompanied by his wife, known to his readers as "B. W.". The pair made the rounds of night spots until the wee hours of the morning. By the early 50’s, the Broadway gossip columns had become an important media outlet.
But, whereas gossip columnists as a group were not held in high regard, Wilson had the reputation of being different: he was a trained journalist who double-checked facts, he was much influenced by his Mid-western upbringing and avoided innuendo and sensationalism, he sought to cover his stories as real news items. With a reputation for being fair and honest, Wilson was trusted so much that celebrities willingly gave him their stories, his chronicling of the Broadway theatre scene during the "Golden Age" of show business formed the basis for a book published in 1971, The Show Business Nobody Knows. He signed his columns with the tag line, "That's Earl, brother." His nickname was "Midnight Earl". In years, the name of his column was changed to Last Night With Earl Wilson. In his final years with the Post, he alternated with the paper's entertainment writer and restaurant critic, Martin Burden, in turning out the column. Wilson is the author of two books, Show Business Laid Bare, an unauthorized biography of Frank Sinatra, Sinatra – An Unauthorized Biography.
The former book is notable for revealing the extramarital affairs of President John F. Kennedy. In the early 1950s, Wilson was an occasional panelist on the NBC game show, Who Said That?, in which celebrities tried to determine the speaker of quotations taken from recent news reports. On January 19, 1952, Wilson guest starred on the CBS live variety show, Faye Emerson's Wonderful Town, in which hostess Faye Emerson visited Columbus to accent the kinds of music popular in the Ohio capital city. Wilson appeared in a few films as himself, notably Copacabana with Groucho Marx and Carmen Miranda, A Face in the Crowd with Andy Griffith, College Confidential, Beach Blanket Bingo with Buster Keaton, Paul Lynde and Don Rickles. Wilson hosted the DuMont TV show Stage Entrance from May 1951 to March 1952. Wilson died in a hospital in Yonkers, New York, in January 1987, after suffering from Parkinson's Disease for several years, his was survived by Earl Wilson, Jr. a songwriter for the musical theatre. Wilson Sr.'s wife, predeceased him in February 1986.
The Beatles dedicated their first set on the Ed Sullivan Show to Mr. Wilson. Wilson was portrayed by Christian McKay in the 2016 film Florence Foster Jenkins. Notes BibliographyRiley, Sam G. Biographical Dictionary of American Newspaper Columnists. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1995. "Jack Kennedy's Other Women." Time, Dec. 29, 1975 Earl Wilson on IMDb Actors Cabaret of Eugene News - about Earl Wilson, Jr. with some information on Earl Wilson Creative Quotations from Earl Wilson Obituary in The New York Times, January 17, 1987. Obituary in The New York Times of his wife, Rosemary. W." he referred to in his columns
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City. It was founded in 1923 and run by Henry Luce. A European edition is published in London and covers the Middle East, and, since 2003, Latin America. An Asian edition is based in Hong Kong; the South Pacific edition, which covers Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, is based in Sydney. In December 2008, Time discontinued publishing a Canadian advertiser edition. Time has the world's largest circulation for a weekly news magazine; the print edition has a readership of 26 million. In mid-2012, its circulation was over three million, which had lowered to two million by late 2017. Richard Stengel was the managing editor from May 2006 to October 2013, when he joined the U. S. State Department. Nancy Gibbs was the managing editor from September 2013 until September 2017, she was succeeded by Edward Felsenthal, Time's digital editor. Time magazine was created in 1923 by Briton Hadden and Henry Luce, making it the first weekly news magazine in the United States.
The two had worked together as chairman and managing editor of the Yale Daily News. They first called the proposed magazine Facts, they wanted to emphasize brevity. They changed the name to Time and used the slogan "Take Time–It's Brief". Hadden was liked to tease Luce, he saw Time as important, but fun, which accounted for its heavy coverage of celebrities, the entertainment industry, pop culture—criticized as too light for serious news. It set out to tell the news through people, for many decades, the magazine's cover depicted a single person. More Time has incorporated "People of the Year" issues which grew in popularity over the years. Notable mentions of them were Steve Jobs, etc.. The first issue of Time was published on March 3, 1923, featuring Joseph G. Cannon, the retired Speaker of the House of Representatives, on its cover. 1, including all of the articles and advertisements contained in the original, was included with copies of the February 28, 1938 issue as a commemoration of the magazine's 15th anniversary.
The cover price was 15¢ On Hadden's death in 1929, Luce became the dominant man at Time and a major figure in the history of 20th-century media. According to Time Inc.: The Intimate History of a Publishing Enterprise 1972–2004 by Robert Elson, "Roy Edward Larsen was to play a role second only to Luce's in the development of Time Inc". In his book, The March of Time, 1935–1951, Raymond Fielding noted that Larsen was "originally circulation manager and general manager of Time publisher of Life, for many years president of Time Inc. and in the long history of the corporation the most influential and important figure after Luce". Around the time they were raising $100,000 from wealthy Yale alumni such as Henry P. Davison, partner of J. P. Morgan & Co. publicity man Martin Egan and J. P. Morgan & Co. banker Dwight Morrow, Henry Luce, Briton Hadden hired Larsen in 1922 – although Larsen was a Harvard graduate and Luce and Hadden were Yale graduates. After Hadden died in 1929, Larsen purchased 550 shares of Time Inc. using money he obtained from selling RKO stock which he had inherited from his father, the head of the Benjamin Franklin Keith theatre chain in New England.
However, after Briton Hadden's death, the largest Time, Inc. stockholder was Henry Luce, who ruled the media conglomerate in an autocratic fashion, "at his right hand was Larsen", Time's second-largest stockholder, according to Time Inc.: The Intimate History of a Publishing Enterprise 1923–1941. In 1929, Roy Larsen was named a Time Inc. director and vice president. J. P. Morgan retained a certain control through two directorates and a share of stocks, both over Time and Fortune. Other shareholders were the New York Trust Company; the Time Inc. stock owned by Luce at the time of his death was worth about $109 million, it had been yielding him a yearly dividend of more than $2.4 million, according to Curtis Prendergast's The World of Time Inc.: The Intimate History of a Changing Enterprise 1957–1983. The Larsen family's Time stock was worth around $80 million during the 1960s, Roy Larsen was both a Time Inc. director and the chairman of its executive committee serving as Time's vice chairman of the board until the middle of 1979.
According to the September 10, 1979, issue of The New York Times, "Mr. Larsen was the only employee in the company's history given an exemption from its policy of mandatory retirement at age 65." After Time magazine began publishing its weekly issues in March 1923, Roy Larsen was able to increase its circulation by using U. S. radio and movie theaters around the world. It promoted both Time magazine and U. S. political and corporate interests. According to The March of Time, as early as 1924, Larsen had brought Time into the infant radio business with the broadcast of a 15-minute sustaining quiz show entitled Pop Question which survived until 1925". In 1928, Larsen "undertook the weekly broadcast of a 10-minute programme series of brief news summaries, drawn from current issues of Time magazine, broadcast over 33 stations throughout the United States". Larsen next arranged for a 30-minute radio program, The March of Time, to be broadcast over CBS, beginning on March 6, 1931; each week, the program presented a dramatisation of the week's news for its listeners, thus Time magazine itself was brought "to the attention of millions unaware
Nyotaimori referred to as "body sushi", is the Japanese practice of serving sashimi or sushi from the naked body of a woman. Nantaimori refers to the same practice using a male model; the Japanese practice of nyotaimori – serving sushi on a naked body – is said to have its origins in the samurai period in Japan. In the words of chef Mike Keenan, "The naked sushi idea began during the samurai period in Japan, it was a subculture to the geishas. It would take place in a geisha house as a celebration after a victorious battle."Nyotaimori originated in Ishikawa Prefecture and continues to be practiced there. In traditional nyotaimori, the model is expected to lie still at all times and not talk with guests; the sushi is placed on sanitized leaves on the model's body to prevent skin-to-fish contact and on sufficiently flat areas of the body off which the sushi will not roll. Nyotaimori is considered an art form. Champagne and sake are served in naked sushi restaurants. Guests must observe the strictest decorum.
Talking with the models is discouraged. Inappropriate gestures or comments are not tolerated and diners can only pick up sushi with chopsticks, although rules in some restaurants are less strict. For example, in some restaurants guests can nibble nori rolls off nipples; the practice has been described as decadent, humiliating and objectifying. Guardian columnist Julie Bindel notes that the woman being used to serve the food, on at least one occasion in London, looked "as if in a morgue, awaiting a postmortem", it has received popularity in Japanese organized crime. Worldwide reception varies. In 2005, China has outlawed nyotaimori on naked bodies, condemning it due to public health reasons and moral issues. In Hong Kong, organizers of a brunch event with nyotaimori have met with backlash from the public, as they were accused of sexism under the pretense of art; the nyotaimori was subsequently cancelled for the then-upcoming event. The birthday party of South African entrepreneur Kenny Kunene on 21 October 2010, which hosted African National Congress Youth League president Julius Malema and featured nyotaimori, was criticised by Congress of South African Trade Unions secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi, leading to a political row.
The ANC Women's League condemned nyotaimori at Kunene's party as an attack on the bodily integrity and dignity of women in South Africa. Breastaurant Food play Forniphilia Playboy Club Sushi Girl Nyotaimori video "What is Nyotaimori?"