Facebook, porn, and the female nipple

I don’t get it. I really don’t, and I recently put up a Facebook status about the quandary of the female nipple.

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It came about after I saw a video on Facebook about bras, and why we should stop shaming women who don’t wear them. It’s actually very interesting and I think you should watch it. I realised that all the nipples have been blurred out and thought nothing of it to begin with, then several groups that I’m a member of suddenly got flooded with pictures of a couple having sex. It made me question Facebook’s hate of boobs and nipples.

I wouldn’t have a problem with the Facebook policy if it wasn’t for the fact that my newsfeed is constantly flooded with porn – and not the soft variety either. Now I am by no means prudish, and I will admit that I’ve watched porn on more than one occasion, but considering that Facebook is supposed to be open for 13-year-olds, and that you can be banned for showing a picture of the female nipple, I feel this is ludicrous.

Of course I reported and blocked the user anyway – the last thing I want is for Facebook to be accidentally left open and one of my young children to see some young woman having her brains banged out. And what will happen? Nothing. I can get banned from groups for promoting my book too much, but sex? Meh. That’s fine. I can be reported for putting up a picture with a sneaky nipple being shown. But seeing a woman lick a man’s erection through his T-shirt? Oh that’s good, because there is no actual nudity involved. Except his T-shirt is wet and see through. But he’s wearing clothes. Oh good. That’s fine then.

Let’s get serious here people. What is the female nipple for? FEEDING. BABIES. The female nipple was not designed to turn men on. It was not created to be drooled over by anyone other than a tiny, hungry baby. We all know the plight of the breast-feeding mother. We’ve all seen those adverts. It’s okay to flaunt your tits in a low-cut top or bikini, but God forbid you should use them to stop your child from dying of starvation. And don’t you dare share that shit on Facebook! No, it’s much more acceptable to watch someone being tied up, spanked, and having their hair pulled than see a fricking nipple.

But it’s not just on social media is it? When I was 18, I got my baps out in the middle of Lincoln city centre, and flashed a fairly good-looking bouncer. A passing policeman pulled me to one side and suggested I remain clothed unless I wanted to spend a night in cells for indecent exposure. He also offered to find me a taxi and send me home. I wasn’t that drunk, I was just free and open about my body. Men wandered around without their shirts on and didn’t get a second glance. Why? Their nipples aren’t as offensive as mine. There were women wearing dresses a lot shorter and a lot lower cut than mine. But they didn’t get stopped. Why? Because they were flashing flesh not nipples.

Honestly, we have to stop this. The poor female nipple has been caged and hated for too long. It’s time to free the nipple.

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3 thoughts on “Facebook, porn, and the female nipple

  1. I totally agree with you on this. Coming from Europe where going without a bra is not frowned upon, I find it not normal that here people look at you like you are out to get attention. Nipples are nipples, everybody has them. Why women have to hide them under layers of padding when it is part of our body just like men’s?

    1. It’s not ads. It’s people putting porn videos up in groups that I’m a member of. I don’t get porn ads. I get ads about books for sale, holidays abroad, clothes and shoes. I see porn when I go into a group that I’m a member of. These, 13 year olds can see if they’re a member of that group.

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