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It's 2017, and the Free the Nipple Campaign is alive and well, with one genius social media account at the helm of the fight. Instagram user Genderless_Nipples is unabashedly tackling the photo-sharing app's unfair nudity policy, and it's backing down for no one.
The entire Instagram page is dedicated to anonymous close-up photos of nipples — so close-up that viewers are unable to tell if they belong to a man or woman. The bio proudly states, "Men are allowed to show their nipples, women's get banned. Support ALL genders! Let's change this policy!"
This is totally challenging Instagram's community guidelines, which notoriously prohibit photos including female nipples, flagging them for indecency and promptly having them removed. Meanwhile, photos that involve male nipples, which are pretty darn similar to those of women, are A-OK. Biggest. Double Standard. Ever.
Genderless_Nipples points out this blatant similarity between male and female nips, stating that even Instagram's algorithm can't differentiate them. The account holders posted the photo below when the app deleted a photo of a man's nipples mistakenly thinking they belonged to a lady. The caption reads: "Instagram, you can't even tell the difference between male and female nipples; who could!? So why even bother banning female nipples if they can be so similar?"
The account already has more than 36,000 followers who show their support in the fight for gender equality and the acceptance of nudity on social media. Want to join the movement? Here's how to get involved and submit your own photo to keep the protest alive.