Nips are in the news again.
A 19-year-old college student had to leave her sorority after wearing a bikini – the wrong type of bikini. Belmont University rising sophomore Lauren Forsythe posted an Instagram photo that showed her wearing a bathing suit top with fake nipples.
Forsythe told Cosmopolitan that she wore the bikini to fight double standards about women's bodies (specifically: men can wave their nips around in public; women can't). She told the magazine, "I know that had my boyfriend posted this photo, there would be no backlash whatsoever — even though it's the same cartoon nipple."
Forsythe's sorority, Phi Mu Theta, said she would either have to take down the photo, resign, or go through a disciplinary process when school starts. Forsythe stuck to her nipple beliefs and opted to leave.
The bathing suit Forsythe was wearing is called, perfectly, the TaTa Top.