Throwing Shade

Blog: Society should support the #FreeTheNipple movement

Miley Cyrus arrives at the 57th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Miley Cyrus arrives at the 57th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. Invision/AP

The human body is a beautiful thing, but it seems as if the head bosses at Instagram now get to pick and choose when it can be exposed, what parts can be exposed and who can expose it and who can't show anything.

When Kim Kardashian attempted to "break the internet" in a recent photo spread for Paper Magazine, the reality starlet posed nude in several shots, showing her bare back and buttocks. The photo spread like wildfire on the Internet and on social media platforms, and some celebrities even posted their own nude photos on Instagram--but theirs got deleted.

Chelsea Handler has posted several topless and butt shots on Instagram, but they've all been taken down by the company. Just yesterday, Miley Cyrus posted a topless photo to Instagram with the "FreeTheNipple" hashtag, but it was deleted moments later.

In one of Handler's posts, she suggested that a woman should be able to post anything a man can post, and I wholeheartedly agree. It isn't fair that society demoralizes women from showing off their bodies if they want to, but a man can run around topless as he chooses.

How can one celebrity pose in the nude and it be okay but other women can't post their own nude photos? A woman should be able to show all of the parts of herself on her personal social media account if she wants to. We shouldn't be able to construct a set of morals deciding what photos somebody chooses to post as inappropriate. The human body is beautiful, and I believe we should embrace it. Do you? #FreeTheNipple

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