The #FreeTheNipple movement was started on Instagram and Facebook in 2012 after the movie with the same name was released. The movement looked primarily to address the double standard involving the showing of breasts on social media, comparing men to women.
Since then, the social movement has made a lot of traction, so much that #FreeTheNipple was compared to similar movements like "Make Love Not War" and "Votes For Women".
Since the very beginning of the movement, celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and Florence Pugh have joined in and spoke for justice. "Of course, I don’t want to offend people, but I think my point is: how can my nipples offend you that much?” said Florence Pugh concerning the sheer dress she wore to a Valentino fashion show in 2022.
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On Tuesday, Meta's advisory board, which includes members from Instagram and Facebook, was advised by academics, politicians and journalists to change its nudity standards. The group wants Meta to change its regulations particularly for trans and non-binary people, since the current regulations speculate a clear distinction between male and female bodies.
The question is, will Meta go through in changing its regulations and let #FreeTheNipple be?