Online representations of the activists lean White and thin, creating an image problem for the movement.
Emma Shapiro is an American artist and activist based in Spain. She is the creator of the international body equality project Exposure Therapy and is the Editor-at-Large for the Don’t Delete Art campaign. Her artwork can be found on her website and at @exshaps.
Will Meta Finally Lift Its Female Nipple Ban?
An oversight board made recommendations against the company’s restrictive female nudity policies. Will Instagram comply?
Artistic Freedom Reaches “Lowest Point” in Years, Human Rights Advocates Warn
Rising traditionalism, conservatism, and populism have resulted in major discrimination against women and the LGBTQIA+ artistic community.
The Future of Art Censorship Is Being Decided Without Artists
And it’s mostly our own fault.
Artists Tell Instagram: We’re Done!
Artists are resorting to platforms like Onlyfans and Pornhub to show work that was banned from the social media network.
Why Does Instagram Think My Artwork is Soliciting Sex?
Instagram’s new “sexual solicitation” notification used in a misguided purge of “sexual” material is not only wrong, it’s also offensive.
When We Confuse the Artist’s Muse with the Artist’s Model
Our culture seems obsessed with the artist/model relationship, portrayed in countless movies and narratives as a relationship that is lustful and scandalous.
An Antidote to Instagram’s Toxicity Is Already in Our Hands
The body positivity movement is an asset that Instagram seems reticent to put forward as the resource it is.
Free the Nipple: A History of a Hidden Movement
While court cases have helped to shape this movement from the 1930s until today, the social-media landscape has generally remained deaf to calls for change.
Facebook’s Censoring of Women’s Bodies is Nipocrisy
As long as Facebook and Instagram maintain a policy that female nipples are offensive and male nipples are not, they get to decide whose bodies count as valid for public viewing and whose bodies don’t.