Scout Willis, easily our favorite Willis daughter now, finally explained her logic for walking around New York City topless last week. Not that the reason really matters to most people (guys), they just loved seeing the rare topless woman in general, but hey, we’re a bit curious, so here we go…
Willis writes in a lengthy column for xoJane…
“Earlier last week I decided to do something kind of crazy. Instagram had recently deleted my account over what they called ‘instances of abuse.’ Which in reality amounted to a photo of myself in a sheer top and a post of a jacket I made featuring a picture of two close friends topless. For these instances of abuse, I was politely informed that I would no longer be welcome in the Instagram community.”
“My situation was in no way unique; women are regularly kicked off Instagram for posting photos with any portion of the areola exposed, while photos sans nipple — degrading as they might be — remain unchallenged. So I walked around New York topless and documented it on Twitter, pointing out that what is legal by New York state law is not allowed on Instagram.”
She then went on to mention others who fought for this right to bear nipples, even going back to the 1930s when men were finally allowed to go topless to the beach, and said, among other things, that her main intention was to provoke conversations about gender equality and body positivity.
The jury is still out on how successful she was with this campaign, but as far as provoking conversations, she certainly got that part accomplished. Personally, I’m just looking forward to seeing what cause she takes up next.
Photo: Scout Willis, Twitter