Every day we find countless examples of how hypocritical our society is.
When we deal with "sensible" matters such as nudity, the hipocrisy goes sky rocket, specially in sexually repressed countries or those where religion is still ruling people's minds.
Let me show you a vivid example. Amazon.co.uk.
Putting aside the ethical considerations when buying from Amazon, with all the well known documented abuses on their own workers, this is one more peek of Amazon's true face. I know, those unethical practices should have put us away from applying to be Associates in the first place, but we're struggling to find a similar site where there's so much available material. That's why we decided to give it a try.
Last week I was about to set up an affiliate account so that I could include some books in NudeInSpain about Bodypainting, nude bodies in Art, Naturism, etc. to add up some contents to the site, so you as visitors would have a wider range of materials about Nudism.
I sent my application and in a matter of seconds I got their answer:
Ive reviewed of your application to become an Amazon Associate, and visited the website where you planned to advertise for Amazon.co.uk.
I noticed that your site contains some graphic sexual images and/or sexually graphic banner advertisements.
Because of this we cant accept your application at this time. As a result of this decision, youll no longer be able to access your Amazon Associates account.
We encourage you to resubmit your application after removing the images and/or advertisements in question.
Thank you for your interest in the Associates Programme."
Sad, isn't it? Seeing the grammar skills of whoever answered, it's clear this person is just someone applying Amazon's guidelines without even using their own brain to evaluate the websites. Hypocrisy at its best. Calling the content on NudeInSpain "explicit sexual", the same company that makes MILLIONS out of selling books or dvds like these:
Amateur Porn Films on Amazon
Sex Mad Housewives on Amazon
... while they have thousands of Nudist customers buying books and material of genuine nude content, just like these we wanted to include in NudeInSpain.com. Just check how many results you get from Amazon by searching for the term "nude".
I am sure our big mistake is being a small site. An application from any kind of site with millions of visitors would have caused an immediate response to say YES, WE WANT YOUR MONEY!!! But you see, NudeInSpain is still small and it's considered sh*t by them.
Now you know what's Amazon.co.uk's view on nudity. If they sell it and make them money, it doesn't matter if it's porn or whatever, it's ok. Other than that, it's unacceptable.
Do you want to make such an organisation richer? We don't.
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