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If you know me, you may also know that I am not a big fan of glamour photography. It just makes me feel like the female body is being objectified. However, when a nude female body is portrayed pure and with mere aesthetics in mind, in a homage to the beauty of females in general, where she is celebrated and adored in her innocence, then it becomes art. And art should be allowed, EVEN IF A FEMALE NIPPLE IS SHOWN.
I urge Google Plus to establish a more thorough revision of the subject when flagged by prudish individuals. The rule of "no female nipple allowed" has to be abolished and new rules must be instated, before someone takes a hammer to the Venus of Milo or a bolt cutter the Mermaid of Copenhagen.
My friend +Ian Ference has written a post about this problem and how female partial nudity is being banned from Google+, while male partial nudity is not. Which in itself is a big slap in the face of gender equality, simply stated. Please read his full post here: http://goo.gl/mEx0Q

I apologize for using googled pictures for this collage to make my point. I wasn't able to find out who the respective photographers are - and I hope they can forgive me for stealing their photographs for this purpose.
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The problem is you then have guys like https://plus.google.com/106704721542268099643/posts sharing flat out porn every other post. Report his garbage. This above, is art. His, tasteless porn.

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Photographer: Christine Suarez, Daemian Smith
Date: August, 2010
Model: Tiiu Kuik
http://www.daemianandchristine.com/DC/Book_II.html
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Contrasting artistic nudes

The painting on the left by Chinese artist Liu Yingzhao was contained within the album of 22 images in my OP on censorship (the first #occupygpluscensorship post). The image was quickly flagged and subsequently restricted from view by Google. However, after appealing for a review, the image was reinstated...although it took awhile. Then flagged again, appealed and reinstated again. Currently, it is still available (goo.gl/Bt4d5) as one of 14 you are allowed to see out of the original 22 images.

The painting on the right by Di Lifeng, also a Chinese artist, has been banned – permanently. And by that I mean that my appeal was rejected. For the life of me, I wish I could discern any major difference between the two. Then, I could understand, if not agree. The best I can come up with is that Di's nude on the right is more, well, frontal in its depiction of nipples.

What do you think?

If you prefer uncensored art, please consider "signing" the Occupy Gplus Censorship (OGC) petition at goo.gl/fCmZw. You can also +1 the petition on the OGC Page at goo.gl/E6uXE.

[Note: By the by, you do realize I'm looking to snooker the Google image algorithm by placing the two paintings together into one image, right? Or, maybe the Art Police are on duty. We'll see how long this lasts.]
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Incredible photo from the News & Observer showing the Chapel Hill police showdown with protesters who began occupying a vacant Franklin Street building on Saturday.

More from the N&O here: http://j.mp/tzeACa
Statements from Chapel Hill police and Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt here: http://j.mp/urHnrl
Another account from Reese News, detailing how two journalists were forced to the ground and handcuffed before being released: http://j.mp/uJzndC
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Emotionally intense images of retired Philadelphia police captain Ray Lewis - who has joined the #OccupyWallStreet protests - being arrested by the NYPD.

Captain Lewis has been outspoken against the NYPD’s wrongful use of violence against peaceful protesters.

From what I have seen, Ray Lewis’ conduct defines honor, bravery, and dignity.

There is a media blackout on images of his participation in the protest, and on his arrest:

I couldn't find the photographers name to mention. This is quite an emotional set of photos, I am proud of this man for standing up for what he believes in such a pressing time in our countries history. Bravo!

When will the government realize that this situation is not going away, stop hiding from the truth, let's be honest.
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I'd like to take everybody who took the time to weigh in on the issue I posted about here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111433926516886244464/posts/HBjjPCQBDYj - and especially those who re-shared it to push it out to a wider audience to further the discussion, for taking the time to do so. The image that is attached to this long argument against the sexist censorship was yanked down yesterday; some time last night it was reinstated. I have to believe the the overwhelming support for the argument I tendered by the community was responsible for the reinstatement. Both of these photos had previously been individually censored; when appealed, the top one was permanently banned within seconds, and the second one quickly as well. But this time, after nearly a day of being censored, the diptych containing both was approved for community viewing.

This is a step in the right direction, and I'd like to thank the G+ censors for stepping up and doing the right thing. But this is a first step, not a last step. While it's great that the images I used to illustrate my argument were unbanned on their second trial against the censors, there is still no protection in place in the official content policy to protect other photographers from having their works arbitrarily removed without even being given a reason. I certainly didn't write out that entire statement expressing my views so I could show two formerly banned photographs. This is a community-wide issue, and needs to be addressed at the community level, and protections for free expression must be codified into policy.

I call upon Google+ to explicitly state in their content policy that the same rules that apply to women apply to men. Only when female chests are treated the same as male chests will the word equality apply here. And meanwhile, I'd like to individually thank everybody who took the time to re-share the original argument; I think each and every one of you helped make a difference with regards to this image - now let's make sure it doesn't happen to other photographers, painters, or any other artists.

I wanted to thank everybody who helped share the original argument; their names are all here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111433926516886244464/posts/D2zGyeeCSe2 - with the exception of a few that did not come up when I tried to + add them and 6 that were cut off because it went past 100. But they get all the love as well.

I deeply appreciate the fact that all of you helped propagate my argument to your circles. I do believe it has made an impact. Keep fighting the good fight, and oppose censorship and sexism wherever you see them!
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Contrasting artistic nudes

The painting on the left by Chinese artist Liu Yingzhao was contained within the album of 22 images in my OP on censorship (the first #occupygpluscensorship post). The image was quickly flagged and subsequently restricted from view by Google. However, after appealing for a review, the image was reinstated...although it took awhile. Then flagged again, appealed and reinstated again. Currently, it is still available (goo.gl/Bt4d5) as one of 14 you are allowed to see out of the original 22 images.

The painting on the right by Di Lifeng, also a Chinese artist, has been banned – permanently. And by that I mean that my appeal was rejected. For the life of me, I wish I could discern any major difference between the two. Then, I could understand, if not agree. The best I can come up with is that Di's nude on the right is more, well, frontal in its depiction of nipples.

What do you think?

If you prefer uncensored art, please consider "signing" the Occupy Gplus Censorship (OGC) petition at goo.gl/fCmZw. You can also +1 the petition on the OGC Page at goo.gl/E6uXE.

[Note: By the by, you do realize I'm looking to snooker the Google image algorithm by placing the two paintings together into one image, right? Or, maybe the Art Police are on duty. We'll see how long this lasts.]
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Morality is doing what is right, no matter what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told, no matter what is right.
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Born on a Naval base in a desert.  What more needs to be said.
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