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free the nipple

This artist has found a way around Instagram’s nudity rules

She went above and beyond with this fight.

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YOU MIGHT RECALL the #FreeTheNipple campaign that sprung to life earlier this year.

It was backed by Miley Cyrus and Chrissy Teigen and it railed against the fact that Instagram censored female nipples but not male ones.

Well, Dutch artist Esmay Wagemans, above, has taken the fight to the next level - by designing latex suits that seems to show the naked body but breaks no rules:

She’s not happy with the “hypocrisy” shown by Instagram in banning women’s photos and not men’s. She wrote on Facebook:

I wonder if a naked body is really that shocking to us, or whether it’s the perfect example of a self-fulfilling prophecy

The suit recreates the nipple over her body – but that’s not actually her nipple

Technically, she’s breaking none of Instagram’s rules

It turns out that it’s a practical concern for her in her work, as she says on Facebook:

A great deal of my art projects are about the female body, so I had struggles promoting my projects online due to the naked censorship policy on Instagram and Facebook.
I wanted to create a ‘problem-solving’ product which wouldn’t break the Instagram guidelines, but would still give me the opportunity to show the naked body. This is where we designed the first latex suit.

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