Portraits of Women
Is anyone else bothered by the number of women posed in sexual positions with the suggestion of inviting another person to "explore"? The overwhelming number of women in bikinis or bras with their hands pulling the material so viewers can see a hint of their barely covered breasts or even their vaginas is NOT how women should be portrayed in this specific category. If the photographers want to include the images in the boudoir section that is between themselves and their ethics, but to include them where they are compared with women who portray themselves as confident, strong, determined, hard working, role models of their communities. Photographers who think submitting sexually suggestive photos of barely clad women is acceptable to women and probably some men is an insult. Most of the women are Asian and submitted by one photographer. I strongly feel these photos should not be included in "Portraits of Women" because they do not (or should not) represent the women of the countries and the world where they are from. I am surprised that women, especially Asian women, have not protested before.
Hello Debbie, images of vagina are not allowed at all (not even in Nudes and boudoir catgeory) so if you see any please do report it as Pornography.
Regarding people in bikinis they are (per our rules) allowed in People category. I will discuss with management about images you mention (suggestive) where is correct category for them.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
I totally agree - There's a line being crossed. These are not normal swimsuit shots. They are intentionally slutty. Last weeks entries had a woman in a swimsuit with her hand between her legs on her crotch. Its intended to appear to be masturbating. It belongs in a porn magazine. They look like ads for prostitutes. Covered or uncovered isn't enough of a filter. Suggestive posing needs to be a consideration.0
link to above mentioned masturbation photo0
Hello Janna, I'm not sure that would qualify as "masturbation" photo. I have informed management about this suggestion, though.0
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