Tag: Censorship

INSTAGRAM IS IN TALKS TO FREE THE NIPPLE WITH THE ARTISTS IT CENSORED

The female nipple, an unlikely hero of the censorship movement, is under scrutiny yet again. Last week, the Facebook and Instagram office hosted a debate over the controversial body part, with 20 assorted members of the art community - which was long overdue.  Director Lina Esco’s film Free The Nipple unleashed a movement much bigger…

MILLENNIALS LOVE PODCASTS AND YOU SHOULD TOO

Like most of my friends under age 30, the first place I see most of my news is Facebook or Twitter. As a person who enjoys both reading about politics and watching corgi videos, I generally have no trouble with using mainly social media to find updates and entertainment - except when the endless scrolling…

THE ART OF CONTROVERSY: EMMETT TILL @ THE WHITNEY BIENNIAL

The artist roster of the  2017 Whitney Biennial is one of the most ethnically diverse in the event’s history (or really in the history of any biennial at a major art institution) but it is a painting by a white woman that is receiving the most attention in the show and has quickly become the…

ARE NIPPLES ALLOWED ON INSTAGRAM?

  That...depends. Instagram has released a statement that attempts to clarify their policy on nudity in photos. Previously, they had a more general, "no nudity or genitalia" rule, which left some wondering about the nipple - a female nipple is considered private, or NSFW, but a male nipple is fine. In theory, you could have…

SO WHAT’S THIS “FREE THE NIPPLE” REALLY ALL ABOUT?

After weeding out trends for the Spring/Summer 2015 collections from New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week, there was a trend that got a lot of people talking about the London collections, but was only whispered about in New York. What I'm talking about here is nipples. While sheer to completely transparent fabrics often grace runways, (remember when Charlie Le Mindu opened his Paris…

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