A banana tree was stripped of ripe fruit. Papaya and watermelon vanished. A machete went missing. Clothes hanging off a scarecrow disappeared. The indigenous villagers who hunt and farm manioc in small clearings here already knew they were not alone.
Skip to content. Aboriginal women from the remote Central Australian community of Ampilatwatja performing at a public ceremony in to protest against the Northern Territory intervention. Facebook is facing scathing criticism Down Under, after suspending multiple accounts for sharing the above photo of Aboriginal women performing a public ceremony. In a speech honoring International Women's Day, indigenous rights activist Celeste Liddle spoke about women of the central Australian Arrernte Aboriginal group, to which her family belongs, and their representation on the Internet. Shortly thereafter, her account was suspended. This is not the first time Celeste has found herself on the wrong side of Facebook's standards.
‘Nude’ photos of Australian Aboriginal women trigger Facebook account suspensions
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The history of nudity involves social attitudes to nakedness of the human body in different cultures in history. The use of clothing to cover the body is one of the changes that mark the end of the Neolithic, and the beginning of civilizations. Nudity or near-complete nudity has traditionally been the social norm for both men and women in some hunter-gatherer cultures in warm climates and it is still common among many indigenous peoples.