Hoo boy. Within a few hours that post had acquired hundreds of comments, negative and positive. One of the positive:
Asking a classical art blog to tag for nudity is like asking a cat blog to tag for kittens. If you don't want to see it, don't follow a blog that expressly posts about that subject.Although the author of the original question did not say why he or she wants to block nudity, most of the critics took this tack:
I can't even begin to imagine how triggering it can be for the students in your class. Your insensitivity to others' feelings about nudity, regardless of how you romanticize art, is disturbing. The mark of true educator is the ability to grow and shift with the times and not hold onto old notions and bigotry. If you care more about your professorship than about something folks might not be able to look at because of trauma, you probably shouldn't be a professor.So here we are again in the big ugly fight about trigger warnings. But what is really disturbing about this comment is the assumption that hypersensitivity is the future, and grouchy pedants who want to show nude paintings are bigots who had better get with the times.
I find myself wondering, why nudity? I mean, Renaissance art is full of crucifixions, beheadings, torture, and other awful things, but your problem is just naked bodies?