Warning: slightly NSFW

In the past few weeks women all over the world have figured out that the best way to fight nipple censorship is, well, with more nipples.

California-based artist Micol Hebron came up with a handy template for women to photoshop and superimpose male nipples on top of their own, which has flummoxed Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites' nudity policies, which allow male nipples but not female ones.

Amazing! Via @ourladyj, picture originally by artist Micol Hebron

Posted by La Sera on Thursday, 2 July 2015

#freethenipple campaigners say that Facebook's and Instagram's policies show that womens’ chests being only regarded as sexual objects, in a way that men’s aren’t - and since the photoshopped pictures haven't been removed it's clear that the flaws in the sites' arbitrary logic are starting to show.

Enter Orange is the New Black star Matt McGorry.

McGorry plays baby daddy prison guard Bennett in OITNB, a show which has received acclaim for its refreshing portrayal of women, race and class issues.

The actor posted an old selfie on his Instagram account on which he'd photoshopped one of Chrissy Teigen's nipples, and one of Miley Cyrus's (both celebrities who are vocal about #freethenipple.)

In the caption he explained why he decided to post the picture, which got 77,000 likes in 12 hours:

The banning of women’s nipples may sound normal or even inconsequential as you think, 'Well, women’s nipples are more sexual than men’s nipples'. But that’s not some scientific fact. It’s because of how our society so heavily sexualizes women. And it should be up to the individual woman to decide if she wants to show them, just like men have the choice. Part of the stand of #FreeTheNipple is about the right of women to claim what their breasts and nipples mean to THEM, and not have that be defined by how men and much of society decides what their boobies mean.

McGorry, who describes himself as a feminist as well as a "#freethenipple and photoshop newbie", said that ultimately the issue comes down to women's freedom of choice.

You might be thinking to yourself, there are way more important issues out there than women being able to expose their bumpy buttons whenever men can. But it’s not just about getting an even tan; it’s one piece of the puzzle of creating deep change in the way our society objectifies women and creates these different standards for men and women (and other genders). At the heart of it, it’s simply about gender equality and equal rights.

We think the only appropriate follow up to that is a victory dance.

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