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.
TaTa Top founder (which must be awesome to have on a business card) Michelle Lytle told Cosmo in an email: "it's unfortunate that a sorority would shame a member for taking a stand for something they believe in especially when that stand is for women's rights."
It's crazy to think we live in a time when sorority sisters can't even post bikini shots. What has the world come to?