In June 2014, artist Micol Hebron decided to create a male nipple “template”. She posted the image in protest of the popular social media platforms’ policies. The artist was frustrated because Facebook and Instagram considered female nipples to be offending or sexualized, while male nipples were perfectly fine.
Ever since Hebron’s photo went viral, women everywhere have started photoshopping male nipples over their own. The artist’s template is very easy to use, and all you need to do is upload your topless photo and use her image in order to cover any ‘offending’ nipple.
Thanks to her template, women are able to stand up to Instagram and post photos that are ‘acceptable’ on social media. On the other hand, regardless of all the criticism, the online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service’s policy has remained unchanged.