I have just asked my step D what she thinks of your post
She thinks naturism isn't liberating you need to be liberated to be a naturist and then being naked enhances this process not is the cause of it , the act of wearing nothing is empowering and normalising. She also feels the opinions of others are of absolutely no relevance to her thoughts about herself. she does indeed feel social pressure to conform but devalues those who feel the need to apply this pressure as it is a reflection of their insecurities and not hers. She thinks your comments are generalising as many men are of the same mind and there is actually no difference between the sexes but just between people.
One thing she does say as a young person (17) is that nudity helps understand her body in the bigger non porn ideal image world and that it allows her to see guys who might be of interested to her romantically without needing to be sexual with them just to see if they have nice bodies. In that aspect it might be liberating as it removes the common concept that a girl needs to be sexually appealing and have a porn star body on display but a guy simply needs to have a smile and good hair. Nudity means both sexes can see without commitment and pressure to perform.
It is a huge shame the site has so little interest from fems on this topic, i think a lot of guys on here would benefit massively from a female perspective of these bigger questions.
Your step daughter has made some good points. She is right as to embrace this lifestyle you have liberate yourself from the norms of your culture. It sounds like if you embrace this lifestyle in a healthy way your outlook can change and be a much more healthy view on the body and yourself regardless of gender
I feel that if when are nudist they are already liberated from societal expectations regarding their bodies. Body image keeps both men and women from experiencing nudism equally.
Society does impose higher standards on women to look and dress, but many women are now disregarding those standards. We are seeing a wide range of diversity in the fashion industry and in television programming.
I agree with the other post regarding meeting people in the nudist community. As a man, Ive found that the lack of clothing is so much better when meeting. There are no hang ups and I feel that women are more confident than in the textile community.