Apparently Weasyl sh*tcanned its gender-neutral policy on nipples in art, and deliberately singled out its trans/genderqueer/nonbinary users while doing so.
According to the current ratings guidelines, a "mature" rated image:
May not include clearly defined genitalia, female nipples, or areola (including prominent definition through clothing).
- Female in this case refers to organs which represent or imitate the traditional biological representation. While we understand many of our users may not subscribe to traditional gender/sex dichotomies, we are using this language to match present laws and entertainment requirements of the United States.
I've enjoyed using Weasyl as my primary art site this year, but I am going to have to think seriously about whether I want to maintain a gallery here.
Either go back to the previous ratings guidelines (all nipples require an 18+ rating regardless of character gender), or rephrase your current guidelines to determine exactly what sizes/shapes of nipple/breast are permitted in the "moderate" classification using gender-neutral terms (because even in a sample set exclusively consisting of cis men and cis women, there is CONSIDERABLE OVERLAP in both categories). And don't hide behind the "present laws and entertainment requirements of the United States" as an excuse for your gross opinions, either, as though U.S. legislation isn't consistently sexist, racist, homophobic, and transphobic as sh*t.
EDIT: The wording has been changed. The relevant portion of the ratings guideline for "moderate" now reads:
May not include clearly defined genitalia, nor defined nipples or areola on developed and/or postpubescent mammaries, including prominent definition through clothing.
I much prefer this non-gendered wording, and the removal of the offensive footnote. Hopefully it's still clear enough not to cause issues with ratings moderation. Thank you, Weasyl team, for dealing with this so quickly.