Gap's New Instagram Ad = Breastfeeding Perfection

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 15:29
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Not only do they show direct nipple contact and breast curve but they featured a woman of color breastfeeding her toddler.  This isn't a newborn baby but a child that's at least one years old.

When Grayson saw this image, he announced, "he's so cute".  Thank you, Gap for normalizing breastfeeding and normalizing breastfeeding your todder.  Grayson will be three this week and he still crawls into our bed in the mornings to nurse.  It's a commitment that's well worth it because he's never been sick.  Breast milk is nature's elixir.

Should Madonna Keep Showing Her Tits?

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 15:15
Submitted by Almudena

A few days ago, Madonna uploaded this photo to her Instagram, where she exposes a portion of her nipple.

People started criticizing her for almost being 60 years old and showing her tits and what her children would think - how ashamed they should feel. Surely, of all the times this woman has gone out naked, or in some church rubbing herself with the priests, this is the most subversive thing she has ever done???

Madonna is about to turn 60, and what the culture dictates is that she should not be sexual. People don’t care that she has beautiful tits.  What matters to them is that she’s older, and yet she’s desiring and sexual.

Madonna expressing her sexuality post-menopause gives me hope. I want the freedom to be able to choose a future that I couldn't even imagine now.

Megan Jayne Crabbe Found Beauty in the Softness

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 07:47
Submitted by Carlin Ross

I stumbled across Megan Jayne Crabbe's instagram page Body Positive Power and I fell in love.

Above are two pictures of Megan - a before and after her battle with anorexia.  Her message: you can love the body you have now and fuck our diet culture.  She posts pictures and amazing dancing-in-her-panties videos with her giggling rolls of softness:

After doing about 40 Bodysex workshops, I can say that I appreciate all body types.  There's beauty in every dimple, scar, and softness is very appealing (just as much as taut muscle).

Dealing with the Tash

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:12
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Thandie Newton is the most honest woman in Hollywood.  If more actresses would shed the glamour and get real, it would be so much easier for young girls to have positive body image. 

Loving the #freethenipple Campaign

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:30
Submitted by Carlin Ross

I'm loving the #freethenipple campaign on instragram (instagram is owned by Facebook) and had to post this pic by model Cara Delevingne. 

Her brief anatomy lesson shows how ridiculous censoring women's nipples really is especially when they don't censor men's nipples.  Let's keep the heat on and see if we can't change some things on social media.

Scout Willis Leads #FREETHENIPPLE Protest Against Instagram

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 08:38
Submitted by Carlin Ross

This week Scout Willis protested her ban from Instagram for posting visible nipple shots by taking to the streets of nyc topless.  It's totally legal to bare your breasts on the streets of New York - so why not on Instagram and Facebook (FB purchased Instagram last year)?

I'm really sick and tired of the social media titans censoring the female body.  It's ok for corporate interests to exploit nipples - even mannequins have visible nipples now - but if you post a pic of your own body and they shut down your account?

Fuck you.  Fuck your puritanical leanings.  Let's see more real images of women's bodies minus the capitalistic interests and normalize nudity once and for all.

God damn it I love this young woman.

The Slut Stigma is Alive and Sweden

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 17:57
Submitted by Carlin Ross

You'd like to think that things are better in some part of the world...that there's a place where kids are taught about their bodies and their sexuality.

This week a seventeen year old girl caused a riot in Sweden when she took to instagram and asked for tips on "sluts" in Gothenburg. She promised anonymity to anyone sending in pictures. More than 200 pictures were submitted, giving names and alleged sexual activities of girls and boys aged 13 to 14. The pictures were labeled with "slut" and "whore".

It went viral and grew to 8,000 followers in days. Thanks to a Facebook events page listing the address of this girl's school, a mob assembled to exact revenge. Here's the video: