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Following naked protests outside Facebook's HQ, and campaigns to desexualize images of bare breasts, the social media giant's parent company will now allow nip pics.
Meta is 'freeing the nipple' at its Oversight Board's recommendation that the ban on bare breasts violated 'human rights' of women, transgender and non-binary people.
The board's recommendation focused on Instagram's ban of two posts by a couple, one of whom is transgender and the other non-binary, who posed topless but covered their nipples to raise awareness around top surgery.
The board said that 'the [old] policy is based on a binary view of gender and a distinction between male and female bodies,' which makes rules about baring nipples 'unclear' for those who do not identify as women.