On Sunday, Julia Rose and Lauren Summer—which are definitely their real names—made headlines when they flashed their breasts during the live broadcast of game 5 of the World Series.

While they didn't get quite as much attention as certain other attendees, they got enough to earn themselves lifetime bans from MLB events.


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As far as I'm concerned, that's all great. Nudity is wonderful, being proud of your body is wonderful, and being an agent of chaos on live TV is among the best uses of anyone's time. But as it turns out, these women had much higher ideals in mind when they showed the world their breasts. They were apparently raising awareness for breast cancer, which, in case you weren't aware, is a type of cancer that occurs in the breast tissue and predominantly affects women. You probably hadn't heard of it before, because this is pretty much the first attempt at getting the word out—and there is no reason to think that awareness campaigns are the wrong approach entirely—but now that these women pulled up their tops at the World Series, you're finally aware, and you have the tools to contribute to prevention and treatment.


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Oh, and they were also protesting the double standard that treats women's chests as fundamentally sexual objects, that need to be censored, while men are free to have their torsos exposed to the world without shame or fanfare. It's a fair point and the focus of the Free the Nipple campaign, which Julia Rose connects to their efforts. You can tell that this issue is particularly dear to these women because of the consistent effort they put into desexualizing their breasts. Almost every picture on their respective social media accounts practically screams, "It's just a chest, people! Get over it!"


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Oh, and I almost forgot that they are also promoting Rose's digital magazine, SHAGMAG, which promises "SEX, BOOBS, SPORTS, UPCOMING ARTISTS & ENTREPRENEURS and a bunch of other fun surprises" and which Rose promotes as "the Millennial Playboy." It certainly sounds like the sort of place where you would find thoughtful discussion of feminist theory and women's issues.

Rose's mission statement puts it succinctly: "I wanted to create a (?)place that was fun but one that still had meaning. There is nothing wrong with sex and nudity, and wanting more of it but I definitely think our generation needs more of a voice. There are all these beautiful instagram models but who are they really? Who are the upcoming innovators and creators, and what the actual f*ck is going on in the world? So many questions and now there is an answer: SHAGMAG."


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So… seriously? Obviously sex sells, and it's a recognized feature of our society that attractive young women can make solid careers out of selling it. If that's what they want to do, there's nothing to stop them, and there are some serious feminist arguments to be made for finding empowerment in the embrace of sexuality. But what does this half-assed veneer of selfless motives do for anyone?

Is your audience drawn in by the promise that SHAGMAG will explain "what the actual f*ck is going on in the world?" Or do they just want to look at some naked women? The entire business model is based on teasing at the edges of Instagram's nudity policy, so they can offer "exclusive and uncensored content" behind a paywall. So why bother appropriating Free the Nipple as your purpose—or breast cancer, for that matter—unless your goal is specifically to undermine the people who take these causes seriously?


Because activism!


As usual, the answer is probably to get people like me to write about it, and people like you to read about it, and it's clearly working well. Rose claims that SHAGMAG has already received $10,000 in new subscriptions, and she's planning future topless stunts.

Somehow it seems doubtful that any of that money is going to breast cancer research, but wouldn't it at least be nice if the shame of exploiting a good cause outweighed the temptation to draw in that extra attention? With that said, if you really want to pay a monthly fee to see an Instagram model naked, please consider any of the thousands of others who won't pretend they're being activists.

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Free The Nipple! All Hail Rihanna - A Braless Nipple-Baring Goddess!

How could you ever get enough of Rihanna?

Rihanna... Braless Goddess

All hail Rihanna, a nipple baring braless goddess as we live and breath!

Whatever she's wearing—or not wearing as the case may be—one thing's for sure, girlfriend's going to look flawless.

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Loves To Bare All

Rihanna, real name Robyn Rihanna Fenty, loves to bare all, and is clearly very comfortable in the (very beautiful) skin she's in.

We've lost count of how many stripped down, flesh-flashing front covers and photo shoots the 28-year-old has done.

Then there's her numerous jaw-dropping red carpet looks, and her steamy, super sexy music videos.

But, it's when she's just out and about, minimal make-up, tousled hair, letting it all hang free—so to speak—that she looks at her utterly sublime best.

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Proud Of Her God-given Assets

Rihanna rarely bothers to wear a bra—and quite frankly, if we had her body, we wouldn't either.

She's proud of her God-given assets and she isn't afraid to flaunt them!

She's got nipples, and she knows how to show them!

She just better be careful not to do so on nipple-prudish, double standard flaunting Instagram.

Instagram Nipple Rules

As Popdust previously reported, Instagram has strict rules when it comes to photos of women's nipples.

Their guidelines state:

We know that there are times when people might want to share nude images that are artistic or creative in nature, but for a variety of reasons, we don't allow nudity on Instagram. This includes photos, videos, and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks.
It also includes some photos of female nipples, but photos of post-mastectomy scarring and women actively breastfeeding are allowed.
Nudity in photos of paintings and sculptures is OK, too.

The rule only applies to women—there's no censorship of men's nipples.

Double Standards

And as Scout Willis pointed out, there's no censorship when it comes to men, such as super-douche Dan Bilzerian, posting super sexualized photos of big breasted women.

As long as the actual nipple is covered by a teeny tiny piece of material.

So, what's the issue, many ask.

Well, as the FreeTheNipple campaign points out, it's one of equality.

De-Sexualization

And, it's also about the de-sexualization of women's breasts.

Because, as studies prove, both female and male nipples can elicit sexual pleasure when stimulated—but, only female breasts are sexualized in Western society.

In many matriarchal societies, where women rule the roost, they rarely cover-up their breasts, and the female nipple is not viewed in a sexual manner.

As per the FreeTheNipple website:

Free The Nipple has become a “real life" equality movement that's sparked a national dialogue. Famous graffiti artists, groups of dedicated women, and influencers such as Miley Cyrus, Liv Tyler, and Lena Dunham have shown public support which garnered international press and created a viral #FreeTheNipple campaign.
The issues we're addressing are equal rights for men and women, a more balanced system of censorship, and legal rights for all women to breastfeed in public.

Meanwhile, Here's Some Facts

Over 75 years ago it was illegal in all 50 states of America for men to be 'Shirtless' on a beach. A small dedicated group fought the puritanical status quo, the police and the courts.

After several arrests and protests men finally won their basic human right to be 'TOPLESS' in public in 1936.

Today there are 37 states in the USA that still arrest women for this same freedom, in some states that even includes breastfeeding.

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All hail Rihanna braless goddess extraordinaire

As we all know by now, Miley Cyrus—AKA everyone's favorite weed smokin' Schwarzenegger shagging, tongue poking, crotch grabbing, twerking bundle of awesomeness—just LOVES to get her tits out….. at any and every opportunity.

And why not? If you've got them, flaunt them… right?

Well, not everyone agrees with that sentiment, and that's one of the driving causes behind the Free The Nipple campaign.

As Popdust previously reported, our favorite Willis sister, Scout, raised awareness of the movement earlier this year, when she roamed around NYC totally topless.

You go girl!

Big sister Rumer Willis is also a nipple activist, along with a slew of other celebs, including Cara Delevingne, Chelsea Handler, Keira Knightly and Rihanna—so, it was only a matter of time before Miley jumped on the right to bare bandwagon.

Cyrus posted a very tasteful black and white photo of herself topless, reclining, on her Instagram account—to protest the social media site's ludicrous nipple ban—and, not surprisingly, it immediately went viral.

Instagram has since removed the offending photo—because, well, is there ANYTHING more offensive than a woman choosing to go topless?!! How VERY dare they?!!!

However, they continue to allow sleaze bag douches like self professed "Instagram playboy" Dan Bilzerian to post revolting, misogynistic photos of half clad strippers worshipping his every move—because, as we are still only too aware, in the words of the late great James Brown, it's a man's man's man's world…..

Meanwhile, for those of you who are questioning why the Free The Nipple Movement is a feminist rallying cause—here's some food for thought from Alligator.com

Men haven't always been able to go shirtless. Religious individuals in the 1900s banned all nipples in public places. In 1935, 42 men were arrested for going topless in Atlantic City. The male population protested, and the male topless ban was subsequently lifted in 1936.
“Suddenly a man's nipples were no longer 'obscene' in society, but rather commonplace and natural," according to The Huffington Post.
That's fine and dandy. There's nothing wrong with a little nipple, right?
Well, apparently there is — as long as it's a female nipple.
It's an everyday occurrence for a male to go without a shirt, but it's still illegal for women to go topless in 35 states.

You can learn more about the Free The Nipple campaign here—and check out Popdust's gallery of celebrity nip slips below….

Oh, and, hey, remember, it's just a nipple folks…no need for the moral outrage...

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Free the Nipple! The Best, Worst, and Most Blatant Celebrity Nip Slips

I love when they call it a "Wardrobe Malfunction."

Hey, it's just a nipple folks… no need for the moral outrage.

To get you better acquainted with that particular part of the female anatomy, Popdust has compiled a gallery of the best, worst and most blatant celebrity nip slips.

When Janet Jackson flashed a nipple for a mega-second at the Super Bowl back in 2004 it caused a media shit storm of epic proportions.

To say legions of people were outraged would be an understatement…but why? I mean, seriously? Why do folks purport to be so deeply offended by a nipple and continue to demand images of women's bodies be censored?

In more recent years, we've continued to witness these media frenzies caused by celebrity breast exposure after basically every fashion show or red carpet event. From Rita Ora to Selena Gomez, Bella & Gigi Hadid, Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Mariah Carey, and more. In many of these instances, the beautiful women involved no longer even pretend it was an accident. Good! They never should have to.

If you want to rock a gorgeous dress like Jennifer Lawrence at the Red Sparrow premiere, or basically any sheer black outfit, you should be able to do it and not fear over sexualization or damnation from the conservative right.

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Gigi Hadid nip slip Gigi Hadid on the runway

That's at the crux of #FreeTheNipple, an equality movement that stands against female oppression and censorship and campaigns for a more balanced system of censorship and legal rights for all women to breastfeed in public.

And, here's some food for thought via Alligator.com:

Men haven't always been able to go shirtless. Religious individuals in the 1900s banned all nipples in public places. In 1935, 42 men were arrested for going topless in Atlantic City. The male population protested, and the male topless ban was subsequently lifted in 1936.
“Suddenly a man's nipples were no longer 'obscene' in society, but rather commonplace and natural," according to The Huffington Post.
That's fine and dandy. There's nothing wrong with a little nipple, right?
Well, apparently there is — as long as it's a female nipple.
It's an everyday occurrence for a male to go without a shirt, but it's still illegal for women to go topless in 35 states.


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Lady Gaga had a bit of a nipslip situation after posting a picture of herself in a revealing top and no bra on Friday.

Normally this would be terribly shocking, because women's nipples are like kryptonite for Moms Against Sexy Boobs or whatever. But in these cynical days where we know every curve of Miley Cyrus' labia, Gaga almost comes across as almost a quaint figure from the olden days.

Keep freeing those nips, Gaga!

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