‘Genderless Nipple’ Account on Instagram Challenges the Double Standard
Instagram’s nipple censoring policy has sparked plenty of debate, specifically around the double standards between men and women.
First there was the #FreeTheNipple gender equality campaign championed by Miley Cyrus and Chrissy Teigen, and now there is Instagram account @Genderless_Nipples, which is taking on the policy one extreme nipple pic 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!’
Every post shared on the account is of a nipple, just one at a time, photographed in an extreme close up.
Each pic features a caption about equality, like ‘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..
‘We don’t understand that violence in any kind of form is legal, while female nipples aren’t,’ the group said.
So far, their cause seems to be doing exactly what they intended.
The moderators of the site have left every photo untouched, except one: a male nipple, which they removed for violating the policy.