Instagram does not like lady nipples. Neither does Facebook. The wizards behind both those companies consider the lady nip to be the epitome of all that is evil and horrifying. A mother who posts a breastfeeding picture is basically a criminal. You would think, at the rate social media censors any photo that offers even the hint sneaky areola, that a mix of the tears of tortured of puppies and Hitler poop is what’s hiding under every lady’s bra.
Last time I checked though, my nips were fairly uninteresting slightly browner spots sitting slightly off centre on my fairly average (and slightly uneven in size) boobs. Nothing offensive as far as I can tell. No puppy tears. No Hitler poop. In fact, lady nipples remind me of something… Something that we see on Facebook and Instagram all the time… Something that look identical to lady nipples…. Oh yeah, that’s right – man nipples.
Lady nipples look exactly like man nipples.
But for some nonsensical reason, lady nipples = SCARY AND OFFENSIVE and man nipples = Meh/Whatevs.
So, two awesome women did the only thing they could – they found a loophole in social media’s ridiculous rules around showing the female nipple, and that loophole looks like this: