okay so I’m neither a fan of miley, nor do I particularly support the #freethenipple campaign but this really struck a chord with me. as miley pointed out, the media is more than happy for women to display their breasts, whether that be showing ‘underboob’ or 'side boob’ in outfits or merely covering their nipples with pasties but otherwise displaying the rest of the breast tissue as miley has been allowed to do in this interview. but when it comes to nipples the media have a whole different outlook; it is deemed completely unacceptable for women to show their nipples, for instance nipples are often edited out or covered up in underwear campaigns or on social media or the said picture is completely taken down from social media if the nipple is viable. as miley is pointing out, this must mean that society doesn’t have a problem with the rest of the breast being displayed and that it is merely the nipple that they deem unsuitable to be on display; why then is it acceptable for men to go shirtless and display their nipples? male and female nipples are essentially the same so why is it that one gender is prohibited from showing theirs? to me, this is pure sexism which we have been manipulated to accept as normality. I’m not saying that I myself would go out topless if it was permitted but that’s personal choice as I would prefer to be modest but to me, it would make no difference if a man was to go out topless than if a woman were to do the same. as it has been pointed out many times breasts aren’t sexual organs so why are we forced to cover them up? personally I would prefer it if both genders were to cover up in public purely for hygiene and health and safety reasons but if men are allowed to expose themselves then someone tell me why aren’t women?
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