On Instagram’s Censorship
Instagram deleted the Sticks and Stones account for posting a picture of women in bathing suits with unaltered bodies but had no problem with Kim Kardashians full nude picture for Paper Magazine.
This article is related to this conversation with Ainsley from Sticks and Stones Agency.
Instagram deleted the account of the Australian agency Sticks & Stones. Yes Instagram users, women have hair on their vaginas. Some women choose to remove the hair completely; others choose to trim; and some choose to let the bush garden grow. Whatever the case, it’s a personal choice & one that should not be censored by Instagram & its users. Newsflash, We the women of the world have nipples & areolae & they’re not just for the amusement of grown men & nursing babies.
Is this a joke? Somehow a woman’s nipple & areola are more sexual than that of a man? They look the same & feel the same. We both have mammary glands but one is rudimentary & the other fully functional. The major difference is all the fatty tissue surrounding the areola & nipple so why don’t we censor that & leave the nipple free? Ridiculous right? So is censoring the areola & nipple.
There’s nothing indecent or overtly sexual about a woman’s body whether shaved or unshaven, nipple exposed or nipple covered. It’s all about context. I’m a girls girl, the kind of woman who feels that sexuality is complex & a unique expression of each individual, not just anatomy. It’s not just about the female form. Context, context, context! I can’t say it enough. Our bodies, our choice!