Let’s talk about nudity on social media. Because it’s something that interests me and it’s something that people are protesting over, in certain circles like Facebook and Instagram. Some apps / guidelines have the tiniest bit of skin revealed deleted and off Facebook. And of course, mothers argue against the removal of breastfeeding photos. And why? Well, everyone is going to have a different opinion.
When it comes to breastfeeding pictures, I’m okay with that. It’s natural, it’s sweet. It may be out there for everyone to see but it’s a nipple, so what? I’ve seen a fair few family members more than I’d like to but I’m not going to go nuts over it.
It’s about perception. And, I guess, about upbringing. Some people see it as private, offensive – and that’s fair enough but to me, they’re kind of missing the point. Which is that nudity should be embraced, not locked up and hidden.
Then there’s the idea about sharing nudity with friends and family, a lot of whom probably don’t want to see that. Some might even be compelled to sexually harass you even, but then – this is it – this is the argument. It’s the individual, not the person putting up the photos, ect – that’s to blame.
Okay, say if I saw my sister put up a nude photo. If there was good reason for doing so, maybe for a cause, maybe it was a hot day at the beach, etc – then I’d shrug and keep scrolling Facebook. If it’s just there for attention or grossly focused on like a hustler mag then I wouldn’t be so happy.
I guess what I’m saying is this: I’m all for re-evaluating community guidelines for nudity in social media so long as it’s not overtly gratuitous. A key example is that female nipples aren’t allowed to be shown on Instagram but males are. I don’t see the difference? Nipples are nipples.
As long as it’s sensible and tasteless, I say why not? Shock the world, shock the community. But behave. Good girl.