Will the cheap disgusted mentality of people ever change?

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This is a photo of Rupali Kaur who posted this on Instagram herself and this picture was deleted by Instagram twice by stating that this picture is against the community guidelines.

They deleted a photo of a woman who is fully covered and menstruating, stating that it goes against community guidelines when their guidelines outline that it is nothing but acceptable, the girl is fully clothed, the photo is of her own and it is not attacking a certain group nor is it spam and because it does not break those guidelines she posted it again. This girl didn’t apologize for not feeding the ego and pride of misogynist society that will have her body in an underwear but not be okay with a small leak, when the pages of Instagram are filled with countless photos/accounts where women (so many who are underage) are objectified, pornified and treated less than human.

Women bleed each month to help make humankind a possibility, her womb is home to the divine, a source of life for our species, whether she choose to create or not but very few times it is seen that way. In older civilizations this blood was considered holy in some it still is but a majority of people, societies and communities shun this natural process. Some are more comfortable with the pornification of women, the sexualization of women, the violence and degradation of women than this. They cannot be bothered to express their disgust about all that but will be angered and bothered by this. We menstruate and they see it as dirty, attention seeking, sick, a burden as if this process is less natural than breathing, as if it is not a bridge between this universe and the last, as if this process is not love, labour, life, selfless and strikingly beautiful.

This image was a part of a photoseries project by Rupali Kaur for her visual rhetoric course. You can view the full series and read the full article at http://www.rupikaur.com

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. HalfaP
    Apr 19, 2015 @ 23:28:44

    Men and women also defecate everyday to make life possible. It is disgusting however you dress it.

    Just because periods are specific to women, does not make it art or beautiful.
    Just another disgusting life process.

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  2. Sabrina
    Apr 04, 2015 @ 08:18:28

    Freedom of speech yes, what happened to freedom of expression?

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  3. Peter
    Mar 28, 2015 @ 08:31:51

    Isn’t it crazy, we live in a world where this is not acceptable and half naked teenagers are, so what can we do about it. Exactly what this lady has done, exactly what you have done. Keep talking. Keep sharing. Keep going. We are coming together, us humans, to make a better and more fair world for the generations to come.

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  4. Sabiscuit
    Mar 27, 2015 @ 12:02:16

    I get it. She’s making art and protesting this issue of women’s bodies seen as objects to be used for pleasure only and not for childbirth. I appreciate her bravery. It is a bold project. Thank you for the introduction.

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