The Jean Paul Gaultier x Lotta Volkova capsules revive several vintage pieces of the brand in an appealing approach for Generation Z with the naked top (or for the most daring, the dress) component. If Kylie Jenner was the first to flaunt herself in a bikini, Chiara Ferragni was among the last. The digital entrepreneur wore it as a protest against the overturning of Roe v. Wade as well as to capitalize on the trend of bare dresses and trompe l’oeil patterns that digitally depict the areola and breast curves on the fabric. Chiara asserts that every woman has the right to make her own decisions regarding her own body, as well as whether or not to have children.
It may seem absurd to be required to self-censor in a post that is an appeal to the right to free speech, while also being partially clothed and engaging in fictional nudity. In fact, it makes us ponder why nipples and breasts are the focus of restriction. What distinguishes them from an arm or an ear? Or, to quote Julia Roberts from the Notting Hill movie (as played by Anna Scott), “Why are men gaping at the nude? in particular with breasts.Why do you show such a strong interest? It’s just a breast, I promise. It affects one in two persons worldwide. One of the most popular responses is that evil stare is to blame for everything. Breasts and nipples are relegated to the forbidden and perverted realms outside of that gaze that society has now adopted, a modesty that is not personal but is influenced by hypersexualization and objectification. When a woman tries to self-represent her body, this is seen as unsettling and needs to be fixed because for centuries the female body has been examined, narrated, presented, and conceived from the perspective of a heterosexual cisgender man even with a social network’.
Nude content is prohibited from being posted on Instagram and Facebook, including “pictures, films and other content made with digital tools that show sexual intercourse, genitals and close-ups of buttocks completions in sight, images of female nipples,” per the terms of service. There are exceptions to the rule, such as images of breast-feeding mothers and mastectomy scars, although frequently the censor algorithm is in error and forbids these kinds of pictures. Just carefully study this guideline to realize that censorship is primarily focused on women. In fact, displaying a man’s nipples is acceptable.An evident case of gender discrimination that Micol Hebron proposed using to get around social media limitations a few years ago. To comply with the requirements of the most widely used sharing platforms, the American artist produced the template of a male nipple to cut and paste on pictures of women in their underwear. The #FreeTheNipple movement, against female nipple censorship, was started by Lina Esco, an activist and actress best known for the S.W.A.T. series, who, with a film about a fictional group of young women running through Times Square in topless, gave birth to the idea with a clearly provocative intent. Although the movement quickly attracted followers, including Femen and celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Emily Ratajkowski, it was frequently ridiculed.The tampon tax and abortion are just two examples of how censorship that targets only a certain segment of the population perpetuates a patriarchal attitude.
“It’s a part of me acknowledging and embracing my sexuality. It’s my decision, and our society and globe should allow for it.” Emrata quoted the famous line by John Berger, “To be naked is to be yourself,” in her statement. Being stripped means that others will see you naked.” He would be entitled to it in a just and ideal society. There is still plenty to be done today. Many believe that changing the way we communicate, the way we describe and depict the breast and the female body, is the first step.Women’s bodies are closely linked to a sexualizing and commercialized image that is dedicated to satiating that male appetite in our highly patriarchal culture. A approach to assist society in internalizing a unique, liberated, and diversified perspective of the female body is to discuss it in a multifaceted manner that avoids sexualization and possibly even contains a tinge of irony.