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25th Sep '16 3:28:10 AM anza_sb
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* Darwin from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' only wears shoes, so his feet when shown is usually censored the way the other characters' privates are censored in-show.
31st Jul '16 11:48:29 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/MarionZimmerBradley's Darkover novels, women commonly wear their hair in butterfly clips so as not to expose the nape of the neck, which would be indecent.

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* In Creator/MarionZimmerBradley's Darkover Literature/{{Darkover}} novels, women commonly wear their hair in butterfly clips so as not to expose the nape of the neck, which would be indecent.
24th Jul '16 4:21:34 AM ScorpiusOB1
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** An apocryphal story has a 17[[superscript:th]]-century Spanish queen passing through a town renowned for its silk production, where the merchants presented her with a gift of stockings. Since they were effectively lingerie in the time period, her scandalized attendant threw them aside, declaiming, "Know that a Queen of Spain ''has no legs''."

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** An apocryphal story has a 17[[superscript:th]]-century Spanish queen queen[[note]]Said to be [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariana_of_Austria Mariana of Austria]], second wife of Philip IV[[/note]] passing through a town renowned for its silk production, where the merchants presented her with a gift of stockings. Since they were effectively lingerie in the time period, her scandalized attendant threw them aside, declaiming, "Know that a Queen of Spain ''has no legs''."". The story ends with Mariana, who was around fourteen years old by then, crying as she feared her legs would be cut off once in Spain.
11th Jul '16 12:48:22 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* The ''Literature/MrMen'' rarely wear much clothing, being {{Living Polyhedron}}s, but Mr. Bump is embarrassed when Little Miss Naughty swipes his bandages.
3rd Jul '16 11:58:21 AM trentongm
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* When the Spanish colonials tried to conquer the Araucanians in South America, the natives kidnapped many Spanish women; most were later returned in a peace deal, wearing native-made clothes and naked from the waste down. Actually a subversion, the Araucanians had the same understanding of nudity as Europeans, and were invoking this trope to mock the way the Spanish viewed their culture.

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* When the Spanish colonials tried to conquer the Araucanians in South America, the natives kidnapped many Spanish women; most were later returned in a peace deal, wearing native-made clothes and naked from the waste waist down. Actually a subversion, the Araucanians had the same understanding of nudity as Europeans, and were invoking this trope to mock the way the Spanish viewed their culture.
3rd Jul '16 11:57:28 AM trentongm
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* When the Spanish colonials tried to conquer the Araucanians in South America, the natives kidnapped many Spanish women; most were later returned in a peace deal, wearing native-made clothes and naked from the waste down. Actually a subversion, the Araucanians had the same understanding of nudity as Europeans, and were invoking this trope to mock the way the Spanish viewed their culture.
2nd Jul '16 9:22:08 AM MsChibi
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Different cultures have different ideas about what parts of the body can or cannot be shown, or even discussed. For some people on this Earth, even a woman's face or hair must not be exposed, while for others, you can be topless as long as you keep your shins covered (a girl has to have modesty, after all!). Then there's the characters in Fantasy[=/=]SciFi settings who may be outright scandalized if they discover their orthoblaxer ([[BizarreAlienBiology whatever that means]]) is showing.

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Different cultures have different ideas about what parts of the body can or cannot be shown, or even discussed. For some people on this Earth, even a woman's face or hair must not be exposed, while for others, you can be topless as long as you keep your shins covered (a girl has to have modesty, after all!).all!), and in still others a small loincloth is all that's required. Then there's the characters in Fantasy[=/=]SciFi settings who may be outright scandalized if they discover their orthoblaxer ([[BizarreAlienBiology whatever that means]]) is showing.
20th Jun '16 2:18:09 PM margdean56
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* Conversely, in the Tuareg culture of North Africa men wrap a fold of their trademark indigo turban (Tagelmust) across their faces at all times while in public (to the point where their faces becomes permanently blue as the dye leaches into their skin, which is why the Tuareg are sometimes called "The Blue People"), but women do not cover their faces at all. A man baring his face in public is seen as shameful, as the wearing of the veil is a rite of passage into manhood.

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* Conversely, in the Tuareg culture of North Africa men wrap a fold of their trademark indigo turban (Tagelmust) across their faces at all times while in public (to the point where their faces becomes become permanently blue as the dye leaches into their skin, which is why the Tuareg are sometimes called "The Blue People"), but women do not cover their faces at all. A man baring his face in public is seen as shameful, as the wearing of the veil is a rite of passage into manhood.



* The English comedian Zoe Lyons has a stand-up routine about how she fell victim to this; her Dutch girlfriend, for whom nudity is no big deal, persuaded her with great difficulty to come to a nudist beach where they both stripped off and laid down to sunbathe. Lyons fell asleep, and woke up to find her now fully-dressed girlfriend about to go off and find food for them. Lyons stood up to go with her, but then over the sand dune came two old and fully-clothed Swiss friends of Lyons' girlfriend who greeted her affectionately, not batting an eyelid at the fact that Lyons wasn't wearing anything, because after all it was a nude beach and they were being relaxed and European about it. Politeness obliged Lyons to stand around completely naked making small talk for several minutes with three fully-clothed people, including two complete strangers, to her own crippling embarrassment. The others weren't embarrassed at all.

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* The English comedian Zoe Lyons has a stand-up routine about how she fell victim to this; her Dutch girlfriend, for whom nudity is no big deal, persuaded her with great difficulty to come to a nudist beach where they both stripped off and laid lay down to sunbathe. Lyons fell asleep, and woke up to find her now fully-dressed girlfriend about to go off and find food for them. Lyons stood up to go with her, but then over the sand dune came two old and fully-clothed Swiss friends of Lyons' girlfriend who greeted her affectionately, not batting an eyelid at the fact that Lyons wasn't wearing anything, because after all it was a nude beach and they were being relaxed and European about it. Politeness obliged Lyons to stand around completely naked making small talk for several minutes with three fully-clothed people, including two complete strangers, to her own crippling embarrassment. The others weren't embarrassed at all.
20th Jun '16 2:10:14 PM margdean56
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* In ''Literature/TheCurseWorkers'' trilogy, dangerous magic that requires direct contact between the magic user's hand and the target's skin has lead to the custom of wearing gloves at all times. This custom has been in place for so long that bare hands are regarded as indecent and titillating even if their owner is not a magic user and baring one's hands in another person's presence is a show of supreme intimacy.
* In Creator/FrederikPohl's ''The Coming Of The Quantum Cats'' novel, which concerns the interaction of multiple alternate timelines, one such timeline involves the USA being dominated by extreme moral conservatives (due, it seems bizarrely, to the influence of the wealthy Arabs who dominate world affairs). In which even ''men'' are not allowed to wear topless bathing costumes- they must resort to the OldTimeyBathingSuit, something which the main character only dares try to remove when no-one else is looking.

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* In ''Literature/TheCurseWorkers'' trilogy, dangerous magic that requires direct contact between the magic user's hand and the target's skin has lead led to the custom of wearing gloves at all times. This custom has been in place for so long that bare hands are regarded as indecent and titillating even if their owner is not a magic user and baring one's hands in another person's presence is a show of supreme intimacy.
* In Creator/FrederikPohl's ''The Coming Of The Quantum Cats'' novel, which concerns the interaction of multiple alternate timelines, one such timeline involves the USA being dominated by extreme moral conservatives (due, it seems bizarrely, to the influence of the wealthy Arabs who dominate world affairs). In which even ''men'' are not allowed to wear topless bathing costumes- they costumes--they must resort to the OldTimeyBathingSuit, something which the main character only dares try to remove when no-one else is looking.


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* In Creator/MarionZimmerBradley's Darkover novels, women commonly wear their hair in butterfly clips so as not to expose the nape of the neck, which would be indecent.
12th Jun '16 11:22:18 PM SublightMonster
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* In a "The Lighter Side of..." strip by ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' Magazine's Dave Berg, a young man is girl-watching at the beach when he starts musing on why certain body parts are 'sexy'. He begins wondering what a society that fetishized noses would be like, and gets so wrapped up in his 'what-if?' scenario that he starts ogling a woman with a bandage over the bridge of her nose, much to his friend's disgust.
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