She is best known for her trial for impiety , where she was defended by the orator Hypereides. In that year Thebes razed Thespiae not long after the battle of Leuctra and expelled its inhabitants. Athenaeus provides many anecdotes about Phryne. He praises her beauty, writing that on the occasion of the festivals of the Eleusinia and Poseidonia she would let down her hair and step naked into the sea. Supposedly the sculptor Praxiteles , who was also her lover, used her as the model for the statue of the Aphrodite of Knidos ,  the first nude statue of a woman from ancient Greece. According to Athenaeus, Praxiteles produced two more statues for her, a statue of Eros which was consecrated in the temple of Thespiae and a statue of Phryne herself which was made of solid gold and consecrated in the temple of Delphi.
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Can posing nude be considered a feminist act? But others disagree, arguing that women who sexualise themselves in this way are still giving in to the male gaze, thus rendering their intentions void. But she is regularly criticised for posting nude photographs of herself on Instagram, where the mother-of-two has m followers. Those girls live off their bodies, half of LA has been through them and everything they do from the sex tape to the plastic see-through dresses and the gym wear is about sex, not female progress. But the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star defended herself, arguing that she has never claimed her naked pictures were a feminist act. The Beauty and the Beast actor became embroiled in a heated debate after she posed topless in an issue of Vanity Fair in , which critics argued was a betrayal of her feminist values. The year-old fired back at those who took issue with the image, which was shot by leading fashion photographer Tim Walker, affirming her feminist views in an interview with Reuters :.
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If you want to draw attention to an issue that you feel strongly about, you can speak out, sign a petition — or you can take your clothes off. As the Australian actress Caitlin Stasey, who recently set up the website herself. Courtney Love, Chelsea Handler, and Miley Cyrus soon followed suit with their own bare-breasted images, however Instagram have refused to change their policy. But unfortunately the emphasis in the press has been on sensationalising my breasts, chiefly in terms of my family. The Blue Marine Foundation February campaign against over-fishing took an unusual course: a series of images of naked celebrities including Helena Bonham Carter, Jerry Hall and Greta Scacchi posing with nothing but a strategically placed fish. The campaign was a resounding success: George Osborne announced in the Budget this March that the UK will establish the largest marine nature reserve in the world around the Pitcairn Islands, a territory in the South Pacific. I must do it more often.
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