Photos of naked children = symbolic of innocence?*

In recent years Lewis Carroll has become as famous for his naked photos of young girls as for writing Alice in Wonderland. In a new book, Will Brooker says we, and not the Victorians, are the real hypocrites. “Today we rightly celebrate Lewis Carroll’s books as children’s classics, but at the same time titillate ourselves by saying that we wouldn’t let [him] babysit our own kids.”

* Somehow that doesn’t make me feel any better about the photo of me, at 2, crouching naked in a pasteboard box. Also, have you sent Stephany your (not naked) baby photos?


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