Censorship

Photography

'terms & conditions' celebrates the uncensored female form

"Gendered censorship reflects societal fears and the power dynamics that keep the female body sexualised, rather than understood."
Jack Sunnucks
4.10.19
Think Pieces

this week in homophobic bias and hypocrisy

Instagram’s censorship of an image of gay couple kissing proves there’s still a long way to go.
Georgie Wright
7.6.18
News

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.
Georgie Wright
7.2.18
Opinion

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.
Alim Kheraj
5.11.18
Think Pieces

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.
Matthew Whitehouse
2.9.18
Culture

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.
Frankie Dunn
7.25.17
News

instagram deleted harley weir’s account over period blood

Social media still can't deal with women's bodies.
Clementine de Pressigny
9.7.16
Art

stephanie sarley on art, censorship and why her work makes people feel so uncomfortable

Meet the artist behind the controversial Fruit Fingering series.
Tish Weinstock
8.16.16
Culture

feminist porn and the hypocrisy of online censorship

In light of YouTube’s censorship of her latest XConfession, adult filmmaker, Erika Lust, shares her views on the politics of porn.
Tish Weinstock
6.10.16
News

iranian women are being arrested for instagramming without headscarves

The Islamic republic is cracking down on the social media modelling circle, arresting eight women for 'spreading immoral and un-Islamic culture and promiscuity.'
Hannah Ongley
5.17.16
Film

​there's a chinese media blackout over the hong kong film awards best picture

A dystopian collection of shorts about the future of China claimed the main prize, but you wouldn't know that from reading local news sources.
Matthew Whitehouse
4.4.16
News

​nick knight says instagram is medieval in its censorship of women’s bodies

Knight showed his support for a female photographer who has to censor all her nude self-portraits.
Felicity Kinsella
11.9.15
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