“It is still astounding to me that we live in a culture that allows every inch of a woman’s body to be shown except a nipple. As if that is the only part of a woman’s anatomy that could be sexualised. The nipple that nourishes the baby!”
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These were the words of 63-year-old pop star Madonna in the midst of her dispute with Instagram after the social media platform took down one of her posts which pictured her on a bed, with a nipple exposed. The pop star claimed issue with the fact that she does not believe that she should have been censored and went on to ask why a man’s nipple could not be considered in the same why, shooting down Instagram’s current guideline bans.
Back in 2012, thousands took part in the #freethenipple campaign, which attempted to create a movement that challenged the old-fashioned convention that men can appear topless in public without it being considered indecent while women could not.
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