Lifestyle desk – Debate sparks among Instagram users over its current nipple censoring policy as critics castigate online photo-sharing site for maintaining double standard in regulating images of nipples of different genders.
First there was the ongoing #FreeTheNipple gender equality campaign championed by the celebrities likes of Miley Cyrus and Chrissy Teigen, and now there is Instagram account @Genderless_Nipples, which is taking on the policy one extreme close-up at a time.
The account’s mission statement is described in the bio as: ‘Men are allowed to show their nipples, women’s get banned. Support ALL genders! Let’s change this policy!’
“We don’t understand that violence in any kind of form is legal, while female nipples aren’t,” the group tells British newspaper Daily Mail.
Every post shared on the account is of a nipple, just one at a time, photographed in an extreme close up.
Each image is accompanied by an inspiring caption about equality, such as ‘No one is free when others are oppressed’ or ‘People of quality do not fear equality’.
Effectively making their point, it is impossible to tell while of the body parts belong to men and which belong to women.
It also addresses the absurdity of nipples being more closely censored than other forms of graphic material on the site.