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Women are Photoshopping male nipples over their own to protest Instagram censorship

By covering up with ‘acceptable’ male nipples, they’re circumventing the Instagram ban against female nipples.

YOU MIGHT REMEMBER the Miley Cyrus-backed #FreeTheNipple campaign, which is battling for women’s right to bare their nipples as they please, wherever, whenever, just as men can.

@mertalas go & get ur camera phone onnnnnn itZzzzz a Photoshoot ! Finally re-yiew-nighted wiff my bae Source: mileycyrus

Model Chrissy Teigen recently brought the campaign back into the spotlight after a topless photo she posted to Instagram was quickly taken down.

Teigen repeatedly posted the photo – and when Instagram repeatedly took it down, she came up with some creative ways to show everything but her nipples:

HAIR @jrugg8 Source: chrissyteigen

To fight the ban, women are now Photoshopping A-OK Male Nipples over their Big Bad Female Nipples, thus making their bare breasts ‘acceptable’ for social media.

Free the nipple #trollshelterbelow Source: courtneylove

This one was reported again. So here it is with two MALE NIPPLES stickers that I put on to cover my illegal FEMALE NIPPLES! So now you can't say shit, this is so fucking wrong and this is not equality. #malenipples #freethenipple #freethenipplecampaign #freethenipple2015 #female #femalenipples #my #body #natural #fucksexism #sexism #feminist #feminism #bw #covered #with #nipplestickers #tydligen #buzzfeed ! @freethenipple Source: alinenilsson

rekha Garton on Instagram: Male nipples are so lovely... Source: Instagram

Chàlè Source: Instagram

SGT Nip(ple) © on Instagram: @freethenipple #Freethenipple #Equality #JuggaloLove #Tattooed #MaleNipple #Aviano #Fitness #LoveLife #Freedom #IndependenceDay #Veterans... Source: Instagram

The campaign has received an unexpected ally in Orange Is The New Black actor Matt McGorry, who last night posted a picture of his own bare chest with Miley Cyrus and Chrissy Teigen’s banned nipples Photoshopped over his own.

Hi. This is a photo of me from my bodybuilding years, circa 2010. And these are the nipples of @mileycyrus and @chrissyteigen (I hope you don't mind me borrowing them!) from their Instagram posts that were removed due to the dangerousness of their visible female nips. Can't you tell by how perverse my photo has become without my asexual male nippies? Sarcasm. If you're new to the #FreeTheNipple movement (like I am!) let me tell you what I think I understand about it. The banning of women's nipples may sound normal or even inconsequential as you think, well, women's nipples are more sexual than men's nipples. But that's not some scientific fact. It's because of how our society so heavily sexualizes women. And it should be up to the individual woman to decide if she wants to show them, just like men have the choice. Part of the stand of #FreeTheNipple is about the right of women to claim what their breasts and nipples mean to THEM, and not have that be defined by how men and much of society decides what their boobies mean. At this point, if you're still clinging to the notion of well, that's just the way it's been, then you might reconsider thinking of yourself as a rational and progressive person. If you have breasts, you might think, I'm not interested in showing my niplets on social media or in public, in which case you should feel free to keep 'em swaddled! But shouldn't you support the freedom of CHOICE of the INDIVIDUAL woman to do this even if YOU don't want to? Like, even if you'd never be interested in joining a protest, wouldn't you think it's important to have the CHOICE to be able to legally protest, if one so chooses? The answer is yes. You might be thinking to yourself, there are way more important issues out there than women being able to expose their bumpy buttons whenever men can. But it's not just about getting an even tan; it's one piece of the puzzle of creating deep change in the way our society objectifies women and creates these different standards for men and women (and other genders). At the heart of it, it's simply about gender equality and equal rights. - #FreeTheNipple and photoshop newbie Source: mattmcgorry

In the caption, he attempted to explain #FreeTheNipple to those still on the fence:

The banning of women’s nipples may sound normal or even inconsequential as you think, “Well, women’s nipples are more sexual than men’s nipples”. But that’s not scientific fact. It’s because of how our society so heavily sexualises women.
Part of the stand of #FreeTheNipple is about women’s right to claim what their breasts and nipples mean to THEM, and not have that be defined by how men and much of society decides what their boobies mean.

Instagram has shown no signs of backing down on the issue yet. But remember, they’re protecting the world from dangerously sexy female nipples. Thank god for that.

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