How 'genderless nipples' is challenging Instagram's nudity policy

How 'genderless nipples' is challenging Instagram's nudity policy
A new account is challenging Instagram's nudity policies.
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Instagram's insistence on removing photos of any nipples belonging to women (and only women) is well-known.

One account, aligned with the #FreeTheNipple cause, is tricking the platform's strict nudity policies.

Genderless_Nipples posts close-up photos of nipples that make it hard to tell whether the photo is of a man or a woman.

Instagram has come under fire before for its strict stance on female nudity, even when that nudity is not sexualized.

The app often removes photos showing women's nipples and does not do the same for men.

The account, spotted by Paper Magazine, has had photos of male nipples removed from its page since it started posting in December.

"Instagram, you can't even tell the difference between male and female nipples; who could!?

So why even bother banning female nipples if they can be so similar?" the account holders wrote in a post.

The account's bio implores users and Instagram to "support all genders" and change Instagram's policy on female nudity.

#FreeTheNipple activists have tried to outsmart Instagram before, most notably when women copied-and-pasted cutouts of male nipples over their own.

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