Facebook, Instagram Face Criticism Over Boob Censorship #FreeTheNipple

As part of the recent wave of feminism sweeping social media, the issue of what is considered as appropriate or inappropriate nudity is still in debate, especially as platforms like instagram and facebook permit some forms of male nudity that is not permitted for women e.g. bare chested men are okay, bare chested women ate not.

And so, a campaign was born. Again. This time against boob censorship.

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According to Instagram’s community guidelines, photos, videos, and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks, some photos of female nipples are not allowed. But photos of post-mastectomy scarring and women actively breastfeeding are allowed.”

While Facebook in their community standards say, “We restrict some images of female breasts if they include the nipple, but we always allow photos of women actively engaged in breastfeeding or showing breasts with post-mastectomy scarring.”

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