Capitalism and Nudity

Guest: Iva Celebic

Iva is a journalism graduate, non-fiction writer and avid traveller

Today we talk about:
•  Childhood experiences with nudity and body image
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Growing up in Canada in a Yugoslavian home
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Conflicts between her Canadian identity and European identity
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The similarities and differences between capitalism and communism
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Integrating communist values into a capitalist society
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The correlation between capitalism and nudity
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The way we view the body in a capitalist society vs. The way we view the body in a communist society
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The commodification of the human body
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The juxtaposition between living in a conservative society that shames breastfeeding while simultaneously using the female body to sell material goods.
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How sexual violence is born out of conservative body ideals and standards
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Can we ever live in a capitalist society that is also body-liberating? How can we get there?
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The self-love movement and its downfalls
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What we can do as individuals to de-sexualize nudity and contrubite to healthy discussions about the body

Additional Reading:

 What does capitalism do to our sense of nudity? 

Theme music by Simon Webb (of The Red Electric). Check them out here!

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