Transgender woman challenges social media censorship by going topless


Facebook and Instagam have caused quite the stir lately in regards to their censorship of women's breasts. One clever transgender woman wants to test this controversial rule.

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Meet 24-year-old Courtney Demone, a designer from Victoria, British Columbia, who is currently undergoing Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).

According to BuzzFeed, "Facebook and Instagram both have policies banning images of female nipples, with exceptions made for breastfeeding or post-mastectomy images."

Demone is testing the waters and posting photos of herself throughout her transition, and has yet to be censored by either social media platform.

%shareLinks-quote="One of the things that I've been trying really hard to do is making this aspect of my transition not about the medical side of things, not about the personal side of things, but about the loss of privilege." type="quote" author="Courtney Demone" authordesc="Buzzfeed News Canada" isquoteoftheday="false"%

Demone raises the interesting question, as if to say where do we all fit in to the relatively subjective standards of Facebook and Instagram's policies? She tells BuzzFeed News Canada that "she wants to make sure we're talking about women who've been left out of the conversation, such as trans women."

See more photos from Demone's journey here:

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