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This Woman's Butt Selfie Was Banned From Instagram, So She Fought Back

Meghan Tonjes' fully covered butt selfie was removed from Instagram after the app said it violated "mature content" rules. She created a body positivity campaign in response.

Last week, singer-songwriter and body positive blogger Meghan Tonjes found out that one of her Instagram photos had been removed because it violated the company's "mature content" clause.

But Meghan's pretty sure her photo was removed for another reason:

Instagram eventually restored the photo and sent Meghan an apology.

But Meghan feels that her experience with Instagram is a wakeup call about the ways that we're still not honest about how we view different bodies.

In response to her experience with Instagram, Meghan released the below video, in which she succinctly breaks down the social politics behind the photo's removal.

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"I want you to think of how many big girls you see," she said, "wearing bathing suits, lingerie, shorts, dresses, tight- fitting clothing, who aren't openly mocked ... And now you have the answer as to why a lot of who look like me — and by a lot, I mean not very many — post pictures of themselves showing their thighs or their stomach or parts that other women and other people show proudly and are never questioned on because that's what we're used to seeing and we're comfortable with that."

The video went viral, initiating an online conversation about body image and aesthetics.

It's worth noting that while one woman had to fight to even get her butt selfie photo to appear on Instagram, another woman's made an entire career out of her Instagram backside photos.

What if her photos had been deemed "mature content" too?

Meghan, who is a fan of Selter, says she's excited about the conversation she's helped launched. And she'll continue to post butt selfies because she's proud of her body.