Poet Rupi Kaur 's photo of a fully clothed woman lying in bed with a period stain on her clothes and sheets was deleted twice by Instagram. The social media site claimed her photo did not follow community guidelines. In order for a photo to be deleted, users much first flag a photo as inappropriate and then it is reviewed by the Instagram team. After the photo was removed the second time, Kaur moved it to Facebook , where the post quickly went viral. She wrote on Facebook, "thank you Instagram for providing me with the exact response my work was created to critique.
The Removal Of Rupi Kaur's Instagram Photos Shows How Terrified We Are Of Periods
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The image, seen below, showed the back of a woman's body, including a spot of blood between her legs, as well as blood on her bedsheets. As most women will recognize, this is what happens when your period leaks. It was part of a photo series Kaur placed on her Tumblr account depicting her and her sister's menstrual cycles. As she wrote on Tumblr: Which led Kaur to fight back, garnering massive amounts of support along the way.
Rupi Kaur's Period Photo On Instagram Sparks Change
At least, that's what artist and poet Rupi Kaur learned when a photograph she took as part of "Period. The photo embedded below shows Kuar curled up in bed, dressed in a t-shirt and sweatpants. She also is menstruating, and a bit of blood has visibly leaked through her pants and onto the bed. After her photo was initially removed on March 25, Kaur wrote powerful posts about the incident on Facebook and her Tumblr , which were shared over 11, times. Their misogyny is leaking.
We have been conditioned to see periods as disgusting for a long time and when 'blood' is mentioned people tend to cringe and avoid the subject completely. So Miley Cyrus can post sexual photos all over Instagram but a Toronto artist and photographer can't capture a moment in time that every woman can relate to? It is after all her photo and her choice to post it.
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