On another Naturist forum I posted about being seen naked as a way of conditioning the public to accept seeing occasional naked people. One of the other Naturists replied:
"I think you are being unrealistic. Forcing our nudity on other people does not make them accept it- it just makes them think we are arrogant and inconsiderate of other people. Rather it makes sense to you or not- many people do not like nudity- especially nudity that they think is unattractive- and forcing them to see it will not change their mind one bit."
I find that attitude rather off putting. Nobody forces anyone to look. THEY are forcing their clothing on us in public places. We are not forcing them to be naked. Forcing us to not only see but participate in their ugly fabric body covers does not change my mind about ugly uncomfortable body covers.
In my opinion there are way too many so-called Naturists (or Nudists) who believe that human bodies should not be seen in public. The attitude conveys and continues anti-body standards. It accepts and enforces the anti-nude agenda that makes bodies obscene, indecent, or otherwise offensive in public.
We will never achieve a goal of public acceptance of nude human bodies as long as we “Police” ourselves and enforce the attitude that even being seen by textiles is “forcing” them to see something offensive. The concept that seeing someone naked, seeing an actual human being, one of their own species is forcing nudity on other people promotes the belief that nudity is unnatural, and humans are inherently offensive. I object to that attitude. Nudists need to demand public acceptance of human bodies. We are NOT FORCING them to be naked. Neither should they be FORCING US to be clothed. Fair is fair. Freedom is freedom. Polite applies to both people or it doesn't apply at all.
There is an ongoing disagreement in organized International nudism over whether Nudists should be more aggressive in promoting acceptance of nudity. I side with those who say that nudity should be promoted and pushed.
In my opinion a belief among nudists that we have to hide our offensive bodies is why nudism has never achieved mainstream acceptance. We will NEVER be accepted while even nudists believe humans are not acceptable in public.