Taboo obsessed Jessa O’Brien told Instagram “F*** You” when they temporarily shut down her exhibitionist account, where she shares naked photos of herself
28-year-old obsessed exhibitionist Jessa O’Brien was recently shocked when Instagram took down her account, which shows pictures of her naked and exploring taboos; She responded with a picture of herself holding a placard saying “F*** You @ Instagram.” O’Brien believes that by running around naked and taking pictures of herself in the nude is a way to promote “body positivity.”
Instagram automatically shuts down accounts that breach their guidelines. According to those guidelines, Instagram does not permit nudity on their platform. And O’Brien has filled her @thenudeblogger with images of her young, fit body prancing around the beach – mostly naked. For example, in one shot she does a naked cartwheel with her legs totally spread.
Attempting to desexualize nudity
O’Brien claims that she is attempting to desexualize nudity. However, ironically, her Instagram account is full of images of eroticism, which include one with fingers masturbating a clitoris, and fingers entering a stylized celestial vagina. When one peruses O’Brien’s blog, they also learn that she is obsessed with exploring taboo sexual topics.
When Instagram reinstated her account, she uploaded a new picture of herself holding a placard, saying “Thank You @ Instagram.” She this reinstatement of her account demonstrated that body positivity activism is winning. She states “Yes…THANK YOU @instagram, thank you for making the honourable decision to reinstate my account. Thank you for listening…not only to me, but to the many others out there and the message we collectively represent.” Later she adds “This reactivation signifies a much-needed move toward removing the stigma around non-sexual nudity.”
However other Instagram users were not so pleased that O’Brien was free to post naked pictures of herself, and other memes with sexual innuendo, on a platform frequented by children. Many Instagram users feel that O’Brien was acting like a spoilt brat. They think she needs to see the bigger picture. Indeed, Instagram is a private company that can make whatever rules it pleases.
Is nudity automatically about body positivity?
O’Brien’s use of nudity as a symbol of body positivity is a very questionable one. Feminist Suzannah Weiss explains in her article on Everyday Feminism: “It’s pretty ironic that the faces of a movement based on accepting those who don’t meet society’s beauty standards are people who – well – meet society’s beauty standards.”
Indeed, O’Brien’s body and appearance are absolutely in line with society’s beauty standards. She is slim, confident and beautiful. O’Brien should learn the difference between the concept of body positivity and exhibitionism.
Yes…THANK YOU @instagram ?? Thank you for making the honourable decision to reinstate my account ?? Thank you for listening…not only to me, but to the many others out there and the message we collectively represent ?? Thank you for exercising a sense of social responsibility ?? This reactivation symbolises a stand for body-positivity and a step in the right direction toward helping to normalise nudity ✨ This reactivation signifies a much-needed move toward removing the stigma around non-sexual nudity ✨ I am committed to continuing in my efforts to help normalise nudity and promote body-positivity, and I can only hope that Instagram will act as an ally and not an opponent in my mission ? I know many other body-positive accounts have fallen victim to disheartening double standards, and I can only hope that Instagram will set forth in exercising the same discernment they seem to have with mine. In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing technological environment, we all know just how fast something can become irrelevant. One minute you’re in, the next you’re out. We have seen the evolution of social media, and I think we can all vouch for the fact that it would serve the giants well to be progressive rather than regressive… We cannot evolve under the guise of oppression. We need new ways of thinking. Forward-thinking. We must be the pioneers to steer it in a direction which ushers in acceptance, self love, positivity and union ? I call on Instagram, and all other social media platforms… With your help and goodwill, let us be the ones to leave a lasting legacy of love and union ❤️???? WHO’S WITH ME? ✊? . . #thankyou #instagram #istandforbodypositivity #body #positive #normalisenudity