“Google Play and Apple have rejected an app designed to help women post nude photos on Instagram,” BBC News reports. “Model Melina DiMarco has designed an app to provide simple illustrated ‘lady parts’ to post over your own, to get round the sites rules on nudity. She claims other options for censoring photos, for example black bars and crosses, encourage the sexualisation of the female form.”

“But the App Store and Google Play Store say her app promotes explicit content,” The Beeb reports. “Instagram’s policy on nude photos has come under attack a lot in recent years. Site rules ban ‘violent, nude, partially nude… pornographic or sexually suggestive photos.’ In practice, this means men can post topless pictures but women can’t.”

“Two years on, Melina DiMarco, who’s a model in the US, has come up with what she calls a ‘temporary solution,'” The Beeb reports. “She’s created an application called Nood. ‘It’s a photo editing app where you can upload a photo and put illustrated nipples over your nipples and an illustrated vagina over your vagina.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: We’re surprised Google Play Store is in on this. They usually don’t seem to care what’s in there.

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