Rupi Kaur, a brave woman, uploaded an apparently simple photo about a girl with her period lying in her bed. These photo was part of her final project, entitled Period, for her visual rhetoric class.
She posted her photo on Instagram, and do you know what happens? She was told she violated Instagram's Community Guidelines, when actually there's nothing offensive on the photo. Miss Kaur, didn't give up and reuploaded the image, Instagram took it down again.
Rapi wrote this in response:
I will not apologize for not feeding the ego and pride of a misogynist society that will have my body in an underwear but not be okay with a small leak…
Your pages are filled with countless photos/accounts where women (so many of whom are underage) are objectified, pornified, and treated less than human. Thank you.
I would like to share my discontent with Instagram's attitude in front of a normal photo, which is more daily than breathing. Yes, period shouldn't be something to hide. Even on Instagram, there are some pics of nudes, which I find more offensive.