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    The Appreciation of the Feminine Form Thread [nsfw]

    Hullo Everyone!.

    I've noticed a trend lately in the lounge that unfortunately has not been a positive one. As you might have noticed, there have been several threads relating to the objectification and sexualization of women. Now I consider myself a feminist, though not a militant one, and I've been trying to think of positive ways of combatting this trend rather than simply constantly raging against it, and this is my thought.

    Last week in the Girl's forum I posted two thread: One called "The Appreciation of the Masculine Form" thread and the other "The Appreciation of the Feminine Form" thread, both of which you can see I've have now moved here. This is where we post many pictures of beautiful people, with many many different conceptions of beauty. These threads were objectifying either sex, but rather to deal with sexuality and beauty in a way that doesn't belittle either party.

    Basically, the idea is to let everyone let off a little steam and post pictures of people they attractive, or even just interesting! (For those that don't have a specific gender, or have changed genders, please post them in whichever thread they usually identify more with.) Let's show that we can deal with beauty, aestetics, sexuality and gender in a relaxed, comfortable and non-offensive manner, and see some really awesome pictures (and get some really awesome reference) to boot.

    Feel free to tell me if I'm bonkers, but I really think that we can turn the current tide around into a positive, gender-inclusive and comfortable atmosphere for everybody. :]
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    Not objectifying this lady, but I think she is one of the most beautiful women I've seen. Her curves are beautiful, she doesn't seem anorexic. But she has a full, vulutupuous form. I have been using her as a ref recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ardescoere View Post
    Not objectifying this lady, but I think she is one of the most beautiful women I've seen. Her curves are beautiful, she doesn't seem anorexic. But she has a full, vulutupuous form. I have been using her as a ref recently.
    Sorry, I wouldn't call that full or voluptuous. I like the sleek look but that's a skewed idea of "full." Here's more like what "full" and "voluptuous" make me think of...

    How about Jennifer Hudson:

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    Or of course, Betty Page.

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    Curvy, feminine, full, voluptuous... Very womanly.

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    You have to wonder if Ursula Andress would have been hired today or even Marilyn Monroe as neither were stick insects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonie View Post
    Sorry, I wouldn't call that full or voluptuous. I like the sleek look but that's a skewed idea of "full." Here's more like what "full" and "voluptuous" make me think of...

    How about Jennifer Hudson:

    The Appreciation of the Feminine Form Thread [nsfw]

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    Or of course, Betty Page.

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    Curvy, feminine, full, voluptuous... Very womanly.
    Haha I think I kind of meant her breasts. I think they are gorgeous. If they are real that is. I like drawing more sensual scenes of men and women and her poses and body are good for that.

    On the other hand, I love the way Jennifer Hudson looks. It's so... real. And it's sexy. And I love that she has never tried to change the way she is for some ideals set out by others.

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    Tilly for me, I'll have more but all of the photos seem encrypted:

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    This one took my breath away - More of the photographer's work over here - http://arealitystudios.deviantart.com/

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    Okay, I'm just going to leave these here.

    I'll move this thread tomorrow!

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    I'm a total Stargate geek so when I saw your pic of Torri Higginson I couldn't resist adding these...

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    and if nothing else, this thread has potential for some killer reference. but I'm sure there'll be more to it then that

    let's see who we've got here!

    Amanda Palmer; M.I.A; Vivien Leigh (has perhaps the most fascinating face ever. there's something cartoonish/alien about it); Nkechi (aka Ninja) of The Go! Team who oozes style and can freeestyle like nobody's business; Eartha Kitt (I love a lady who can rock a bootylicious pencil skirt and still discuss international affairs) and of course LA BAKERRRR
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    Quote Originally Posted by daestwen View Post
    Hullo Everyone!.

    I've noticed a trend lately in the lounge that unfortunately has not been a positive one. As you might have noticed, there have been several threads relating to the objectification and sexualization of women. Now I consider myself a feminist, though not a militant one, and I've been trying to think of positive ways of combatting this trend rather than simply constantly raging against it, and this is my thought.

    Let's show that we can deal with beauty, aestetics, sexuality and gender in a relaxed, comfortable and non-offensive manner, and see some really awesome pictures (and get some really awesome reference) to boot.

    Feel free to tell me if I'm bonkers, but I really think that we can turn the current tide around into a positive, gender-inclusive and comfortable atmosphere for everybody. :]
    Thank you so much for this, Daestwen! I also consider myself a feminist, and having a desire to work in the video game industry, I often find myself surrounded by a all-encompassing and pervasive blanket of misogyny that can become very tiring to deal with on a daily basis. I always feel like I'm ruining everyone's fun whenever I have to explain to them that rape jokes aren't really that funny and harassing the booth babes at Comicon is really not OK.

    I think a lot of the problems I see with video game/ fantasy art / geek culture simply stem from ignorance. I don't think the guys are often even aware that they're making a hostile environment for us gals (or gay men or women, or transexuals) but often they are, and I think part of the solution lies in empathy end education. If guys really made an effort to understand what it feels like to walk into the workplace as the only female artist on the team, and then sit with men making rape jokes all day after someone close to them had been raped, then perhaps they'd be more sympathetic on the anonymous internet.

    Sorry, for ranting in your thread, Daestwen. : < This is just something I deal with all of the time, and I'm so glad you're trying to change the environment here in the lounge.

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    Im a dude and I post here is that OK? I respect woman!
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    WOW! awesome thread op! this place is good for picture references and inspirational support!

    Gonna post some pics soon!

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    Various dark skinned females I came across. It is kind of hard to find specially ones that photograph well.

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    Found on a friend's blog : marieaunet.blogspot.com/

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    I find this one interesting.

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    So, I usually find modern female models to be uhh...lacking. I really wish we could kind of rewind a little and go back towards this:


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    I really think previous generations had a better grasp of beauty...modernity really baffles me sometimes...

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    Black Spot- Awww, shucks. BTW these are all public domain, so they are completely up for grabs. I'll post the site where I found them, later, when I re-locate it.
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    These are mixed photos I have collected in my reference folders over some time, many intresting faces and beautiful bodies. Hope they'll be of use.
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    man woman beast i think they are all hot !!!! thanks for pictures!

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    I had found more females by doing a bit of research on African Tribes. The Shai and Krobo women of Africa are considered the most beautiful by their colleagues. There is the female coming of age ceremony known as Dipo. If you go into Flickr you get some great results.

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    This is one of my favorites because it's hard to find this body type of tasteful nudes on the net for dark skinned women too bad the image is so small
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    This is one of my favorite portraits found on flickr from the Dipo Ceremony

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    Awesome thread, very useful stuff! So here's some pictures I like to use as references:

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