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This Boston Artist Protests Social Media Censors And Celebrates Bodies By Photographing Nipples

This Boston Artist Protests Social Media Censors And Celebrates Bodies By Photographing Nipples

Photographer Ally Schmaling (they/them) wants to create spaces for people to feel curious and compassionate toward their own bodies. (OJ Slaughter for WBUR) Boston artist Ally Schmaling is infuriated. Rules should only be rules, Schmaling says, if they protect from harm. But there are rules that exist not to protect, but to control and oppress. Instagram’s community guidelines are straightforward: “male” nipples may be posted freely to the platform, while “some photos of female nipples” may not. In order to foster a “safe place for inspiration and expression,” the platform states, it must censor female nipples. Oh, but “photos […]

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