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Nipple Brooches Against Censoring

The #FreetheNipple movement is growing bigger and bigger after numerous online and other kinds of protests against the censoring of female – or what appears to be female – nipples on social media such as Facebook and Instagram. A big debate has been sparked, concerning whether women’s nipples are something that must be considered a “private” part of their bodies, or should be displayed freely as it practically doesn’t differ from male nipples – or the nipples of people socially read as men.

The limits between what is acceptable and what not are arbitrary and fluid, and many feminists feel that censoring some breasts and their nipples, and allowing some others, based on few and not always distinguishable differences, makes no sense.

After an Instagram account sharing really close-up pictures of nipples so that it would be rendered really hard to tell to what body they could belong, another initiative started last spring from a group of three friends, who decided to make DIY felt brooches that look like nipples and people can wear on their clothes.

The project (#girlpower16) has felt nipple brooches in all shades of pink. Creators say:

We decided it’s time to involve everyone into our discussion about equality. So we made a felt brooch to wear, to be proud and to express our opinions and protest to others! We also decided to stay out of natural skin tones and stick strictly with shades of pink. Since it’s such a stereotypically ‘girly’ color our wish is to show everyone that despite of our style, gender, race we all can still rock any color we want to!”

Many might argue that this initiative is purposeless, or might not get its point across, but in my humble opinion these felt nipples look really cool and pretty as a fashion statement, and if I had enough money I would order a pair – or three! Nothing says couture like raising a few eyebrows!

Instagram Accounts That Will Inspire Your Inner Tomboy

For style ideas, tips and all things ‘tomboyish’ here are some Instagram accounts to bring out the best in you.

Best For General Tomboy Styles

The Tomboyish (@the.tomboyish)


This Instagram account is full of great ideas for an all-round Tomboy style.

Best For Effortless Dancer Looks

Ava Gordy (@avagordy)


Ava Gordy is youtuber, podcaster and dancer and her style and look comes across as effortless.

Best For Hair Styles

Joe Villatoro (@joevillatoro)


For hombre hair and slouchy pants this is the Instagram account to follow.

Best For Designer Looks

All Saints (@allsaints)


For the higher end budget buyers this is the account for you.

For The Androgynous You

Erika Linder (@richiephoenix)


Erika Linder is a model and has just branched into acting. For some cool looks check her out.

For Food And Travel

Christina Cardona (@troprogue)


For stunning photos of food, exotic places and a unique take on the tomboy look, this is the Instagram account for you.

For The Sporty Look

Ginney Noa (@ginneynoa)


Blogger Ginney Noa has a really cool sporty look and an amazing collection of sneakers.

For everyday inspiration 

Kitsch Kandy (@kitschkandy)


This clothing label has some cool clothing and provides plenty of inspiration for those preferring the minimal amount of effort and minimal price tags as well.

Singer-Songwriter Mary Lambert Talks About Life With Bipolar Disorder

This weekend singer-songwriter Mary Lambert posted a photo on Instagram to discuss what she called an “intense bipolar episode”.


Through out her career, Lambert has been open in her music and in interviews about living with bipolar disorder.

Lambert wrote on Instagram,

In my episodes, I tend to oscillate quickly between hyper anxiety, paranoia, suicidal thoughts and shame. I have different mechanisms for coming out of it. TV shows are helpful (thanks Jeopardy!), and I am also grateful to have a deeply compassionate partner that helps pull me out with nice forehead kisses.”

Lambert – who is known for her stunning debut album, Heart on My Sleeve, and for contributing the chorus to Macklemore’s marriage equality anthem “Same Love” – said it was her responsibility to de-stigmatize mental illness and posted the photo to show that someone with bipolar disorder has good days and bad days.

I realized part of the honesty — part of the vulnerability — is allowing people to see the whole picture. I am not like this every day. But I am also not glamorous and confident every day. I can exist in both spaces, and that is OK.”

As Lambert mentions, she opened her 2014 song “Secrets” with the line “I’ve got bipolar disorder.”


Company ‘Rethinks’ It’s Decision To Reject Woman For Job Over Lesbian Photo On Instagram

Energy company Consolidated Edison had originally hired Samantha Chirichella in March, as a staff investigator in the legal services department.

Samantha Chirichella was due to start a £47,000-a-year job as a staff investigator in the legal services department of an energy company Consolidated Edison , but she was dropped from the after a background check flagged ‘erotic’ lesbian pictures she had posted on her Instagram.


The offending image was taken three years ago and featured Ms Chirichella and another woman lying down and kissing each other’s nipples.

The company had initially defended the decision despite legal threats – but after the story went viral online, it has “rethought” its stance and decided to hire Ms Chirichella.

According to the New York Daily News, her lawyer, Arthur Schwartz, said,

The work was no more sexually explicit that the works of DaVinci, Titian or Michaelangelo, and less explicit that photos published in Sports Illustrated,”

The change of heart from Con Ed came after “a rush of media interest” in the case.

He added:

We appreciate Con Edison’s rapid resolution of this dispute and the sensitivity of the posting and its frank discussion of homosexuality.

Ms. Chirichella is a smart, capable woman, whose father is a ‘lifer’ at Con Edison and they will not regret this decision.”

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Cara Delevingne’s Heavily Criticised For Releasing Her Own Version Of Iconic ‘Future Is Female’ Sweatshirt

Over the weekend, Cara Delevingne posted an Instagram shot of herself and model Adwoa Aboah, each wearing sweatshirts emblazoned with the logo “The Future is Female.”

However, Los Angeles based Otherwild Goods and Services, are also selling the design, are claiming that they hold the copyright and that the Paper Towns star has used the design “without permission”.

Otherwild’s owner said to Jezebel:

The slogan’s origination is from Jane Lurie’s and Marizel Rios’ Labyris Books (1972) and Cowan’s image of Alix Dobkin was used with permission. Otherwild’s reissue and redesign of the slogan is protected under copyright law, which mandates that any reproduction of an existing known public work must be altered at least 20% from the original.”

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Delevingne’s girlfriend Annie Clark (also know as musician St. Vincent) first bought the design several weeks before — shirts created by Los Angeles design collective Otherwild.

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If Delevingne wanted to sell my shirt design, she would need to wholesale them from Otherwild – and because Otherwild donates 25% of our line proceeds to Planned Parenthood, Delevingne’s ethical practice would benefit not only our women-owned small business, but also serve as a significant donation to PP. If Delevingne didn’t want to do that, she could create her own design of the slogan on shirts and sell them. But Delevingne cannot lift and manufacture Otherwild’s design, claim it as hers and sell it, which she has done.

What Delevingne has done is unscrupulous and unethical, and ironically counters the very message of the slogan “The Future Is Female”. It is confounding that she would do this to a small queer feminist-owned business after purchasing the product from us just a few weeks ago. She has changed the attribution several times today, but she has not offered to wholesale from us, or cease and desist producing and selling our shirts and create her own design.”

Cara has now tagged @otherwild in her caption writing, ‘thank you @lizacowan @otherwild’, but not before she received a backlash of comments.

Sabrina Wreck wrote:

And as a queer woman yourself, the least you could [do] is support @otherwild,”

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Really messed up that you blatantly ripped off @otherwild, a small, queer woman-owned business with no credit to the history of this shirt which was JUST featured in the @nytimes. Everyone else, if you want one of the shirts, really support the cause and buy it from www.otherwild.com.”


I love u Cara but u gotta give @otherwild credit this was not ur idea”

Raven Symone Opens Up About Her Sexuality in Teaser For Upcoming Oprah Interview

Raven Symone will be opening up about her sexuality as well as her infamous tweet that implied her support on same-sex marriage, in the interview Oprah’s ‘Where Are They Now’ this sunday.

Last week Symone posted a photo on Instagram where she sits in a chair across from the famous talk show host.

“#wherearetheynow #ivebeenhere you guys! It’s about to happen the #unicorn says some crazy stuff, #judgenot #listenfirst!@oprah thank you for a great talk, I enjoyed myself. Your my #### auntie for real! Lol. Coming out 5th on #OWN,”

Raven Symone

Tune in Sunday, October 5 to see the full interview. Symone will also be participating in the game show Celeb Name Game.