Update: Slutty Girl Problems was deactivated on Thursday February 28, and reinstated later that night after a fight. Yet, we did not have the ability to post. 9 days later, they deactivated the account again with no information. The account was later reactivated, but still does not have the ability to post.
Over the past several days, we have heard from dozens of other sex educators, artists, activists, and women in the feminist empowerment community who have had their Instagram accounts deactivated or silenced.
Currently, @SluttyGrlProbs is unable to post – and we are receiving a flood of messages from fellow sex-positive accounts experiencing the same.
While sexist, racist, homophobic, ableist, and other derogatory, offensive content is allowed to proliferate on the platform – empowering, feminist, sex-positive content is methodically shut down.
While barely-censored pornographic content that caters to the male gaze is featured throughout the platform, memes, art, and educational content that advocates for women’s pleasure is being banned.
This selective censorship is blatant sexism that perpetuates shame and stigma around women’s sexuality, as well as the double standard that allows misogynistic content and “humor” to be featured in public feeds.
Slutty Girl Problems has dedicated itself to sex-positive, feminist, educational content to reduce stigma and shame around sexuality.
The silencing of women’s empowerment voices on the platform only strengthens my resolve to fight.
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You can also support the Free Speech Coalition (freespeechcoalition.com) which advocates for policy change around many topics that affect our sexual freedoms.