Naked German doctors

 

German family doctors are making an unusual protest: they are posing naked to report the shortage of PPE (protective clothing and equipment).
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/27/german-doctors-pose-naked-in-protest-at-ppe-shortages
https://www.blankebedenken.org/
Why naked?
1) The original meaning of the word (from the Greek gymnós) was "without weapons", so is gymnastics and so were Spartan gymnopediai (war dance performed by youths). The pharmacological and technical training of doctors leads them to neglect the natural defences of the body, which are by far the most effective and long-lasting.
2) Nudity is used as an analogical symbol: "I am as helpless as if I were naked".
3) German family doctors are making an unusual protest: they are posing naked to report the shortage of PPE (protective clothing and equipment).
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/27/german-doctors-pose-naked-in-protest-at-ppe-shortages
https://www.blankebedenken.org/
Why naked?
1) The original meaning of the word (from the Greek gymnós) was "without weapons", so is gymnastics and so were Spartan gymnopediai (war dance performed by youths). The pharmacological and technical training of doctors leads them to neglect the natural defences of the body, which are by far the most effective and long-lasting.
2) Nudity is used as an analogical symbol: "I am as helpless as if I were naked".
3) You use nudity as a means: you add the impact or shock that a naked person's eyesight usually has, even more so if he or she is your family doctor.
Finally, however, it seems to me that the protest can help to "normalize nudity", all the more so when it is shown by educated people who have our trust.r.
Finally, however, it seems to me that the protest can help to "normalize nudity", all the more so when it is shown by educated people who have our trust.

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