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    Posted on Jul 16, 2015

    Here's How Women Are Responding To Instagram's #Curvy Ban

    #Curvee is as #curvy was.

    On Tuesday, BuzzFeed Life reported that the hashtag #curvy was a banned search term on Instagram.

    In the wake of the story, body image activists and other users of the app have expressed their disappointment with Instagram's decision.

    Why has Instagram banned the hashtag 'curvy' that is the most mother flipping ridiculous thing I've heard in a longggg time.

    I CANNOT BELIEVE @instagram HAVE REMOVED THE OPTION TO SEARCH THE WORD #CURVY. Is that not absolutely disgusting?

    Ew, @instagram is being ridiculous yet again. Bans the hashtag #curvy but keeps #fatso, #bitch and #hooker.

    Sorry @instagram. won't be using your app if you're going to be shaming and censoring the #curvy women. Rethink your policies.

    So Instagram has banned #curvy and #freethenippple but not #vagina. Interesting.

    Of the tags women are using on and off Instagram — #bringcurvyback, #stillcurvy, #youcanttakemycurves, and more — one seems to really be sticking: #curvee.

    The tag originated in a series of tweets by blogger Katt Cupcake.

    In light of @instagram barring #curvy from their searches, tonight at 8pm I will be posting photos with hashtag #curvee... JOIN ME! 8pm!

    Since then, hundreds of #curvee posts have poured in from around the world.

    Some posters discussed the sense of community #curvy brought them...

    ...and even non-fans of the term defended its value for others...

    ...and some interesting questions were asked.