Treat of Breast-Litovsk

Really, I’m curious: why is it that the Associated Press news agency suddenly considers the image of a silkscreened representation of human breasts to be acceptable/suitable for publication, distribution and dissemination to its customers and the general public … but hasn’t distributed prior news-event photographs of the actual breasts themselves?  What’s the doctrinal basis for this hair-splitting editorial policy?  Please enlighten me.

credit? Associated Press

credit? Associated Press

Is the image acceptable because the breasts and their bearers are shown being punished by a government institution, rather than being depicted asserting political opinions as individuals (and as insubordinate representatives of a subordinated social group)?

 

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