'terms & conditions' celebrates the uncensored female form
"Gendered censorship reflects societal fears and the power dynamics that keep the female body sexualized, rather than understood."
surreal photos of strangers and lovers in a paris hotel
No. 223 (aka Lin Zhipeng) took over the Hôtel Grand Amour for three days, capturing models he found on Instagram — "All Asians. And older than 18!" -- in playfully erotic posts.
this picture of two men kissing was deleted by instagram because it violates community guidelines
An image we shared last week from photographer Stella Asia Consonni was promptly deleted by the social media platform. Olly Alexander, Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall and Sink the Pink’s Glyn Fussell all took to Instagram to protest.
spotify are blacklisting r kelly from playlists: who should be next and where do we draw the line?
Yesterday, the streaming giant announced that R Kelly’s music will no longer appear in its company owned playlists. That brings up some interesting questions about censorship and the moral ambiguity of enjoying art by certain individuals.
is censoring art ever right?
Last week, Manchester Art Gallery removed JW Waterhouse’s 1896 Hylas and the Nymphs from display. Approximately three minutes later, all hell broke loose.
these censored nudes are the 1960s equivalent of emoji-covered nipples
Photographer Tiane Doan na Champassak explores eroticism and censorship in his new book.
what the blacklisting of feminist artists in the 70s says about censorship today
An exhibition at this year’s Frieze framed sex positivity in art from a feminist perspective. The success suggests a move towards mainstream praise of radical women artists — but there are still challenges to be met.
pussy riot’s nadya tolokonnikova talks us through her new protest project: immersive theatre
With her Pussy Riot run news service and new theatre production, Nadya Tolokonnikova is hoping to educate the world on the brutal Russian prison system.
the movies that taught australia to talk about sex
These are the films that challenged traditional representations of love, sex and intimacy to bring queer conversations into the mainstream.
Shannon May Powell
instagram deleted harley weir’s account over period blood
Social media still can't deal with women's bodies.
Clementine de Pressigny
a nude painting by lisa yuskavage is being censored by australian newsagents
'Why does an oil painting of a naked woman by a female painter at the top of her game warrant censorship when the images of objectified female bodies we consume in advertising and mass media every day are considered business as usual?' asks editor Neha...
the future will be in print: meet the kids changing australian publishing
From DIY zines to conceptual glossies — these are the curators making sure young voices are heard, diverse opinions celebrated and censorship challenged.