Did you hear the story about Dirty Dr. Diana?
I’m not ashamed to say that I hunted around in her flickr account to view the nudie pics myself, and they are lovely, and funny, and witty, and about the least pornographic thing I have ever seen. In fact, they communicate the kind of quick intellect and sense of humor that I would hope to find in a teacher.
Here’s the thing: they’re just nipples. I have them, you have them, even Jesus had them. And yes, shocking though it may be, professors have them too.
Of course, Dr. D is right when she says that it’s obviously not about the nipples. It is, among other things, about the way our culture objectifies female bodies such that, when we want to discredit the authority of women, we can always charge them with the dirty and shameful possession of boobs. I mean, how are college students going to get a decent education from boobs???
Women’s bodies are the open secret of our social world. And some of us live in them.