Instagram has taken down another photo...but this time it's not of a topless celebrity!
After student Rupi Kaur posted an image of herself menstruating [see below], it was removed from the app within 24 hours. When she put it up a second time, it was once again taken down.
While Instagram does not have precise rules on what type of content is allowed, they do prohibit images that are "violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful, pornographic or sexually suggestive.”
(Photo Credit: Facebook)
Kaur took to Facebook to question Instagram's motive for removing the picture. "Why are we okay seeing every part of the female body contorted, pornified, humiliated, objectified, but not this," she wrote.
The image is part of a larger photo series titled 'period.,' which aims to normalize the menstrual cycle. Kaur told the 'Daily Dot' that she didn't initially post the photo as a form of protest.
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"I just wanted to share some ideas, as I always do on Instagram. But once Instagram began to remove the image, I continued to post it as a form of protest," she revealed.
The social media site has since restored her image and even sent her an apology email. But Kaur remains impassioned against their practices.
"Their patriarchy is leaking. Their misogyny is leaking. We will not be censored," she said.
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