Sarah Silverman Just Perfectly Clapped Back After Instagram Took Down Her Topless Photo

#FreeTheNipple.

Sarah Silverman’s point about double standards in nudity when it comes to social media is well received, especially after her topless photo was taken down by Instagram.

And she continued to post pictures to make her point.

One with her own nipples blacked out versus a man whose nipples were certainly not:

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Not Obscene vs Obscene. GOT IT

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And yet more male nipples:

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Not obscene

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Aaaaaand more:

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Not obscene

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But then, of course, women’s nipples ARE considered obscene:

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Obscene

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Obscene

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-Sigh-  This is annoying as heck, but it makes Silverman’s point stand out like a sore thumb.

And people across the internet are asking, why do we sexualize women but not men?

In fact, sexualization of women’s bodies is so embedded in society that people’s brains have been trained to see women specifically as their body parts.

This sexualization is a pure representation of how the patriarchy damages society.

Patriarchal society has dominated the western world for over 2,000 years and women’s bodies are a topic of conversation in Christianity, Islam and Judaism. It is so embedded in our culture that it may be impossible to shake.

Will the western world change its problematic stigma of women’s bodies, or are we forever doomed to this double standard?

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