8 times Instagram policed women’s bodies

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Note: The following article contains content that may be considered NSFW.

For women, Instagram can get a bit like an overprotective parent, begging you to cover up or be punished.

The past year has been especially harsh, with several women receiving Instagram time-outs for “inappropriate content.” These women have had their images — and bodies — policed by the social media platform and its usage guidelines. And they are not having it.

The platform’s nudity guidelines have sparked outrage over banned pictures and accounts, prompting activism across the social network and beyond. The latest example is Chrissy Teigen, who challenged Instagram to take down her post of a topless W Magazine shot. (It did.) Read more…

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