An oversight board made recommendations against the company’s restrictive female nudity policies. Will Instagram comply?
Rising traditionalism, conservatism, and populism have resulted in major discrimination against women and the LGBTQIA+ artistic community.
And it’s mostly our own fault.
Artists are resorting to platforms like Onlyfans and Pornhub to show work that was banned from the social media network.
Instagram’s new “sexual solicitation” notification used in a misguided purge of “sexual” material is not only wrong, it’s also offensive.
Our culture seems obsessed with the artist/model relationship, portrayed in countless movies and narratives as a relationship that is lustful and scandalous.
The body positivity movement is an asset that Instagram seems reticent to put forward as the resource it is.
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.
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.