Why should Free The Nipple still be headline news? | Topless Topics Reacts

Why should Free The Nipple still be headline news? | Topless Topics Reacts

Every now and then, I like to depress myself by reflecting on how little (to negative) progress we’ve made on the “topless equality” issue, even half a century later. So I look up “free the nipple” news that highlights each flash-in-the-pan instance of a female celebrity wearing a sheer top to a fashion show, or that one time a documentary about topless equality (the titular “Free The Nipple”) came out, then…nothing. Nothing at all (:

Just gotta keep fighting I guess, and pray that someday we finally figure out how to convince all the mainstream social media platforms that it would be more profitable, actually, if they DIDN’T keep applying censorship based on “what gender you look like,” and in-the-flesh legislation will change to match. ✊

Links referenced or used in the video

(in approximate order of appearance)

  • Euronews- Free The Nipple: Why should it still be headline news?
    • https://www.euronews.com/culture/2024/01/16/free-the-nipple-why-should-it-still-be-headline-news
  • Allure- 18 Times Celebrities Freed the Nipple
    • https://www.allure.com/gallery/celebrities-free-the-nipple
  • Reddit- “Are Braless Streams Allowed? With No See Through Shirt On Of Course. ”
    • https://www.reddit.com/r/Twitch/comments/gvn2hi/are_braless_streams_allowed_with_no_see_through/
  • SheKnows- Olivia Wilde, Florence Pugh, & 40 More Stars Who Proudly Freed the Nipple
    • https://www.sheknows.com/entertainment/slideshow/2652978/stars-who-freed-the-nipple/
  • Harpers Bazaar- Florence Pugh Frees the Nipple Again in a Sheer Sequined Set
    • https://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/latest/a41517991/florence-pugh-free-the-nipple-valentino-sheer-outfit/
  • Pagesix- Florence Pugh frees the nipple in another sheer Valentino dress, one year after viral moment
    • https://pagesix.com/2023/07/05/florence-pugh-frees-the-nipple-in-another-sheer-valentino-dress/
  • Vogue- Florence Pugh Addresses Her “Free the Nipple” Controversy
    • https://www.vogue.com/article/florence-pugh-addresses-her-free-the-nipple-controversy
  • Florence Pugh Instagram Post-
    • https://www.instagram.com/p/Cf1ly-aILtc/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
  • Business Insider- The board overseeing Facebook and Instagram has told the platforms to change their ‘confusing’ policies about showing nipples
    • https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-instagram-ordered-to-free-the-nipple-meta-board-2023-1?op=1
  • NPR- Topless In New York: The Court Case That Makes Going Top Free Legal
    • https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/08/24/434315957/topless-in-new-york-the-legal-case-that-makes-going-top-free-legal-ish
  • Courthouse News- NYPD Assailed for Arresting Topless Woman
    • https://www.courthousenews.com/nypd-assailed-for-arresting-topless-woman/
  • Billboard- Miley Cyrus Shares NSFW Topless Photo to Support Free the Nipple Campaign
    • https://www.billboard.com/music/pop/miley-cyrus-shares-nsfw-topless-photo-to-support-free-the-nipple-campaign-6422277/
  • Independent- Chelsea Handler uses topless Vladimir Putin photo to highlight Instagram nudity inequalities
    • https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/chelsea-handler-uses-topless-vladimir-putin-photo-to-highlight-instagram-nudity-inequalities-9831856.html
  • Marie Claire- Uncensored Photos of Old-School Icons Who Freed the Nipple
    • https://www.marieclaire.com/celebrity/news/g4964/marilyn-monroe-old-hollywood-celebs-freeing-the-nipple/
  • Bustle- 19 Free The Nipple Looks That Made Fashion History
    • https://www.bustle.com/style/free-the-nipple-history
  • Xtra- How trans people could help free the nipple
    • https://xtramagazine.com/power/how-trans-people-could-help-free-the-nipple-70264
  • The List- Outrageous Celeb Outfits Seen At Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2023
    • https://www.thelist.com/1333886/outrageous-celeb-outfits-paris-haute-couture-fashion-week-2023/
  • Express- Charli XCX bares all as she goes braless in risqué see-through dress at Brit Awards 2023
    • https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/1733673/Charli-XCX-see-through-dress-thong-brit-awards-2023
  • Teen Vogue- Maggie Rogers Freed the Nipple at the Met Gala 2022 in a See-Through Top — See Photos
    • https://www.teenvogue.com/story/maggie-rogers-met-gala-2022
  • The Guardian- Pop iconoclast Rina Sawayama: ‘Drag is turning trauma into entertainment. That’s what I’m doing’
    • https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/jul/29/pop-iconoclast-rina-sawayama-british-japanese-pop-star-asian-identity
  • r/AltBoobWorld –
    • https://www.reddit.com/r/AltBoobWorld/
  • 4 Facts About Minoan Women That Will Actually Surprise You
    • https://definitelygreece.com/minoan-women/
  • Celebrity Network- How Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl Nip-Slip Created YouTube
    • https://www.celebritynetworth.com/articles/entertainment-articles/janet-jacksons-super-bowl-nip-slip-created-youtube/
  • The Conversation- Nipple ban on Instagram and Facebook reveals how bizarre our attitude is towards different genders
    • https://theconversation.com/nipple-ban-on-instagram-and-facebook-reveals-how-bizarre-our-attitude-is-towards-different-genders-198531
  • HBR- Content Moderation Is Terrible by Design
    • https://hbr.org/2022/11/content-moderation-is-terrible-by-design
  • Today- Mastectomy portraits banned from Facebook amid image censor confusion
    • https://www.today.com/money/mastectomy-portraits-banned-facebook-amid-image-censor-confusion-6C10193796
  • Huffington Post- Facebook Removes Photo Of Breast Cancer Survivor’s Tattoo, Users Fight Back
    • https://www.huffpost.com/entry/facebook-breast-cancer-tattoo-photo-double-mastectomy_n_2726118
  • SheKnows-Facebook is still policing breastfeeding photos
    • https://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/1039661/tandem-breastfeeding-photo-removed-despite-facebooks-new-policy/
  • Independent- Instagram defends nudity rules after Scout Willis ‘nipple ban’ topless protest
    • https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/instagram-defends-nudity-policy-after-scout-willis-nipple-ban-topless-protest-9478379.html
  • Yahoo- Why Did Instagram Ban Photos of These Breast Cancer Survivors’ Post-Mastectomy Tattoos?
    • https://news.yahoo.com/why-did-instagram-ban-photos-210532808.html
  • Buzzfeed- Instagram Restored Photos Of A Trans Couple With Bare Chests. Queer Artists Say It’s Just A Start To Addressing Unfair Enforcement Of Nudity Guidelines.
    • https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lilkalish/instagram-meta-trans-nudity-oversight
  • Miami Herald- Is Facebook ‘freeing the nipple’? Misinformation swirls as new policy is considered
    • https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article271434007.html#storylink=cpy
  • Huffington Post- “Save the Ta-Tas, Save Women?”
    • https://www.huffpost.com/entry/breast-cancer-awareness_b_1988050
  • Youtube Dropout- “Why Are My Nipples Pixelated?”
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMCjWpXy_aI&t=0s
  • Haleyybaylee video about the Jeremy Allen White Calvin Klein topless modeling campaign:
    • https://www.instagram.com/reel/C150upOLYfA/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igsh=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==
  • GQ- How Jeremy Allen White Prepped for His Calvin Klein Underwear Campaign
    • https://www.gq.com/story/jeremy-allen-white-calvin-klein-spring-2024-campaign-interview
  • Youtube- Calvin Klein Unveils Spring 24 Campaign Starring Jeremy Allen White
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDkj9XgfGkQ
  • Yahoo- Billboard featuring Jeremy Allen White in new Calvin Klein campaign praised as ‘national landmark’
    • https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/billboard-featuring-jeremy-allen-white-211204381.html
  • Youtube Help- Nudity and Sexual Content Policy
    • https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2802002?hl=en

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  • Man wearing a speedo free stock image: https://unsplash.com/photos/man-in-blue-brief-standing-on-water-during-sunset-uBysuAVwiH0
  • image of man wearing fishnet shirt: https://www.amazon.in/FEESHOW-Through-Fishnet-T-Shirt-Clubwear/dp/B07C9SZYHL

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