First of all, I have to say that I was really disappointed when I opened this thread and started reading. When I saw that Chronos had started a thread entitled Hawaii, I assumed that, after an extraordinarily difficult year, you were planning a much-deserved tropical holiday, and were coming to the forums for travel tips.
Once I started reading, however, the thread certainly got my attention.
I started googling and looking for an article that I had read several years ago about sexism and racism and the ways that non-white women have been portrayed in non-pornographic media and journalism as almost animalistic. The example of the nudity of non-white women in National Geographic was cited in the article.
I never found the article I was looking for. But I think I found something even better!
Here is a website, put out by a nudist, who is really pissed at National Geographic for its failure to portray white people in the nude. And he puts together a rather compelling argument. http://home.earthlink.net/~robnude/id15.html