As a female, why is my naked body understood only as a sexual object? I mean, for fuck’s sake, it’s me! This is the vessel I eat, vomit, and shit in. Get used to it, folks - women fart too! My vessel is also the place where I dream, create, and learn. It is the means through which I connect with the world and travel through life. My happiest and most painful moments have taken place here. My vessel also happens to have boobs, a butt, and a vagina, so that I can play my role in procreation and contributing my magical genetic code to the next generation of homo sapiens. So what? The existence and purpose of my body expands an intellectual and spiritual territory much greater than its sexual existence.