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Instagram takes down image of an Indian girl on menstruation!

Instagram removes Indian girl menstruating image, calls it unsafe!'Not my shame if society can't bear to see me 'menstruating', its there!' - should be voiced by every women who faces unbiased attitude when they are

India TV News Desk [ Updated: April 02, 2015 16:34 IST ]
instagram takes down image of an indian girl on menstruation
instagram takes down image of an indian girl on menstruation

Instagram removes Indian girl menstruating image, calls it unsafe!

'Not my shame if society can't bear to see me 'menstruating', its there!' - should be voiced by every women who faces unbiased attitude when they are on their periods!

Rupi Kaur, a budding artist and poet, was shocked to see that one of her 'period' pics was taken down by the photo-sharing social media giant - Instagram.

Not only did the social sharing platform delete her photo,  but also posted a message telling her that the image violated their 'community guidelines' and how in future she should follow these guidelines to keep Instagram safe!

indian girl posts menstruating images

We actually wonder of exactly which 'safety concerns' was Instagram pointing at - you can allow images of celebs baring it all, scantily clad women, but not of girls' menstruating!

The concerned photograph was not igniting racism, sexual violence, neither it evoked self-harm, so why was it taken down?

Rupi didn't want the matter to go unnoticed by all, so she decided to raise her voice against this bizarre biased ness, since then Instagram has been receiving backlash from many users.

Rupi Kaur mensurating Instagram pic

She posted:

"Thank you Instagram for providing me with the exact response my work was created to critique," wrote Rupi Kaur about the incident.

"You deleted my photo twice stating that it goes against community guidelines.

"I will not apologize for not feeding the ego and pride of misogynist society that will have my body in underwear but not be okay with a small leak when your pages are filled with countless photos/accounts where women (so many who are underage) are objectified, pornified and treated less than human. Thank you."

Abuse is okay but this makes them uncomfortable. That's what this work is supposed to do: make you as uncomfortable as you should feel when you watch others get abused and objectified," she wrote.  

"This just goes to show who is sitting behind the desk. And whose controlling the show. Whose controlling the media and who is censoring us.

instagram removes menstruating image of indian girl

"Their patriarchy is leaking.  

"Their misogyny is leaking.  

"We will not be censored."

But censored she was.

Instagram have responded with an apology.

They said: "We are very sorry for our mistake here.

"When removing reported content from the Instagram community, we do not always get it right and we wrongly removed this image. As soon as we were made aware of this error, we restored the content."

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