I have spent the day thinking about how I would carefully word this. I'm still not sure how I feel about my lecture this morning, or how to appropriately articulate how I am feeling.
I had a guest lecture today. There were graphic images in the lecture. I have absolutely no problem seeing the male or female form. I did not have a problem with the fact that the model was naked. I have a problem because there was no announcement. There was no slide before the power point began that warned me, or the other students about the graphic nature of the photographs. I feel that as the guest lecturer was a person of academic position and responsible for the care of students they have been placed with that they should have known better. I also feel that the excuse of "we are art students", does not justify not having a notification.
The work also showed photographs and discussed scaring and deforming the body, which there was no warning for either. To say you would like to reconstruct your face to make it look a certain way to a group of students where some people do have scaring or physical impairment I feel was a gross and misguided judgement.
I have no problem viewing the female or male form. There's needs to be an announcement though. To tell people with scarring you think it's cool and freaky and you would like to have someone do that to you is a step over the line.