A Woman Is Calling Out The Men Who Shame Women For Sharing Nude Photos

The woman behind the #ShirtlessShamers2016 hashtag told BuzzFeed News she's "frustrated" with people shaming women's bodies online.

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Using the hashtag #ShirtlessShamers2016, Lindsey, a 29-year-old from Minneapolis, decided to shed light on the hypocrisy expected of women compared to men when it came to sharing photos of themselves online.

She told BuzzFeed News it began after she stumbled on a Twitter user bemoaning how he "loses respect" for girls who post "half-naked" selfies. His Twitter photo was a photo of himself topless.

Lindsey says her hashtag isn't covering any ground that hasn't been amplifed before with the #FreeTheNipple and Slutwalk movements – but it serves as a reminder that many still see female nudity as shameful.

Lindsey stressed that she does not want anyone to harass the individual people she features in her #ShirtlessShamers2016 hashtag, as it's not a "one-off problem that should be put on their naked shoulders alone".

However, she says the majority of messages have been "really positive and hilarious", and she's thrilled she can connect with "funny, smart people who care about making the world happier and more fair".

Rossalyn Warren is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Rossalyn Warren at rossalyn.warren@buzzfeed.com.

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