Among this years’ media trends was that of feminism, spearheaded by the likes of Emma Watson and Keira Knightley, who wished to increase awareness and equality for women. This feminist wave also gave rise to an interesting phenomenon, the Free the Nipple campaign. Originally starting as a grassroots campaign, its’ aims are to”stand against female oppression, working to change…inequalities through film, social media…” that immediately caught fire. They seek to decriminalize public female nudity, including breast feeding.
Top celebrities including Miley Cyrus, Cara Delevingne, Lena Dunham, and Rumer Willis joined this national movement, either posting pictures of themselves baring their bare breasts or pictures of support for the campaign.
After posting a risque photo from a French photoshoot, Rihanna was banned from Instagram for 6 months, violating its policy against “pornographic or sexually suggestive photos.” These kinds of female NSFW photos have found a home in Twitter, however, which has no such policy.
What do you think of this campaign? Are you pro-breast? What do you think of the way society accepts male topless-ness and not female? Is this campaign going too far or not far enough?