Following on from a strong week defending the rights of sex workers, exposing the double standard in society’s attitudes towards female sexuality and shutting down Kim Kardashian haters, Amber Rose took to show her support for #FreeTheNipple.
Posting a selfie on the social media platform depicting her concealed nipple in line with the app’s community standards, Rose took the opportunity to announce the 2016 of her Slut Walk, a political protest event aiming to combat slut shaming still prevalent in popular culture.
Speaking on the differentiation in attitudes concerning sex work in relation to men and women, Rose recently told The Daily Beast, “No one gives a f**k that Channing Tatum was a stripper. He's an established actor who's at the Vanity Fair parties and the Oscars, but for me, no matter how far I go in my life, I see these stories that keep referring to me as a 'former stripper'. No one says 'former stripper' about Channing Tatum, or 'former McDonald's worker' about Brad Pitt. No one does that to men.”
A campaign popularised on the social media site over the last year or so, #FreeTheNipple aims to confront Instagram’s censorship regulations, with many feminist campaigners using the app’s guidelines to demonstrate the many ways in which women’s bodies are still sexualised.. However, the movement has recently come under some criticism from feminists who feel #FreeTheNipple is not intersectional in its execution, only celebrating skinny, white, able bodies and those that fall in the parameters of society's rigid beauty standards.
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