They dare to bare!
Sexualized, utilized, and au-natural, the female nipple just can't catch a break! Whether it be in public, general society, or even Instagram, women are standing up for the Free The Nippl (#freethnipple) campaign by showing off their breastfeeding and "bold" fashion pics, big boobs and small boobs alike!
Women's nipples undergo some of the most intense censorship online and IRL, unlike men's, which can be proudly exposed just about anywhere without being considered "pornographic" or "indecent."
Women are tired of letting the objectification and over-sexualization control their lives and rights.
The Free The Nipple campaign has been around for years now and it doesn't look like it's going away any time soon! Especially with the help of all of these awesome ladies featured, and more!
This video from the New York Times explains how and when the Free The Nipple movement got started:
Let's just sum this up:
EVERYONE has nipples.
A woman is NOT indecent for naturally breastfeeding her precious child.
Nipples are NOTHING to be ashamed of.
If someone is uncomfortable with the sight of women's nipples, that's THEIR problem NOT ours. Spoiler alert: under all of our bras, bikinis, and pasties? NIPPLES! They're not new!
The sad/ironic part is that all the nipples in this article are censored. Trust me! We want to free the nipples too! But like nipples, we are trapped behind censorship! SOS! #FREETHENIPPLE!
"If a grown mother of two is comfortable with her body and wants to show it off that's none of ur business or anyone else's." — Amber Rose
"When did the women's body start being something to hide?" — Willow Smith
Jada has all the support in the world for her daughter!
“Don’t pollute something that’s not dirty.” — Jada Pinkett Smith
“My tits bother you? HA! They’re covered in Swarovski crystals, girl!" — Rihanna
“Nipples are just another part: They're like lips, they're like noses, they're like eyeballs, you should be able to have them out all the time if you want. Nipples are beautiful things, don't hide them.” — Cara Delevigne
"There's nothing wrong with nipples, show them to the world!" — Jourdan Dunne
"I really don't see what the big deal is with going braless! I think it's cool and I really just don't care! It's sexy, it's comfortable, and I'm cool with my breasts. That's it!" — Kendall Jenner
"What I am arguing for is a woman’s right to choose how she represents her body — and to make that choice based on personal desire and not a fear of how people will react to her or how society will judge her. No woman should be made to feel ashamed of her body." — Kiera Knightley
"There are also some people who would criticize my choice to relate nipples with equality at all. To me, nipples seem to be at the very heart of the issue. In the 1930s, men’s nipples were just as provocative, shameful, and taboo as women’s are now, and men were protesting in much the same way. In 1930, four men went topless to Coney Island and were arrested. In 1935, a flash mob of topless men descended upon Atlantic City, 42 of whom were arrested. Men fought and they were heard, changing not only laws but social consciousness. And by 1936, men’s bare chests were accepted as the norm." — Scout Willis
"My body's too boobilicious for ya babe". — Rita Orr
"It's fine if you don't want to show your body like that. But if a woman wants to show her body, I'm all for it." — Bella Hadid
Naomi kept it short and sweet when she posted this pic to her Twitter, only captioning it with #freethenipple <3
"Anything a man can do, a woman has the right to do better." — Chelsea Handler
Beautifully said! And might I add: hold your horses! Why does she have to have little horses over her nipples?? Anyone? Anyone?
"The nipple has been temporarily silenced but she will be back, oh yes, she will be back." — Chrissy Tiegen
"The nipple is dope. Instagram, get down with the nipple." — Lena Dunham