Sentio Space, in collaboration with documentary company WhatLarks!, was approached to tell one of the first stories on the new BBC Ideas platform, all about how the nipple has been perceived throughout history.
In ancient times the nipple was cherished as a symbol of fertility
Ancient Goddesses were sacred and worshipped
So how did this happen?
The female body is used to sell everything under the sun, yet the nipple is considered taboo: why?
As is often the case, it all started back with those Ancient Greeks.
Men were depicted as symbols of power and virility.
Women meanwhile were covered by a seductive drape.
Horror stories of Amazon warriors removing a breast to fire a bow and arrow.
Since the 1960s, women have fought back against the objectification of a body part.
BBC archive footage of women’s rights march in 1960s.
Yoko Ono’s had members of the audience remove her clothes with a pair of scissors.
#PowerDynamics #GenderIssues #1964
Carolee Scheemann reinterpreted Manet’s Olympia.
#Édouard Manet, 1863
Femen & Free The Nipple campaigns call for women to take to the streets.
What is in store for the future of the nipple?
Well, that depends on..
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