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Redacción ejecentral

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Para Instragram la imagen de una mujer acostada en su cama portando pantalones que dejan ver que se encuentra en su periodo menstrual fue justificación suficiente para que la empresa la censurara.

La artista paquistaní Rupi Kaur, que vive en Toronto, realizó un trabajo gráfico mostrando momentos de su menstruación en una serie de imágenes tituladas «Period», publicadas en la red social Tumblr, sin tener algún contratiempo, lo que no ocurrió así con Instagram, que se las borró en dos ocasiones por, supuestamente, violar la política.

«El problema es que la menstruación es un tema tabú en nuestra sociedad», dijo la joven a BBC Mundo.

Aunque, posteriormente, Instagram permitió a la artista subir el contenido argumentando que lo habían eliminado accidentalmente, la polémica en redes sociales se viralizó al grado que la foto 55 mil likes en la red social de imagenes y fue compartida más de 16 mil veces en Facebook.

thank you @instagram for providing me with the exact response my work was created to critique. you deleted a photo of a woman who is fully covered and menstruating stating that it goes against community guidelines when your guidelines outline that it is nothing but acceptable. the girl is fully clothed. the photo is mine. it is not attacking a certain group. nor is it spam. and because it does not break those guidelines i will repost it again. i will not apologize for not feeding the ego and pride of misogynist society that will have my body in an 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. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ this image is a part of my photoseries project for my visual rhetoric course. you can view the full series at rupikaur.com the photos were shot by myself and @prabhkaur1 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ i bleed each month to help make humankind a possibility. my womb is home to the divine. a source of life for our species. whether i 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.

Una foto publicada por Rupi Kaur (@rupikaur_) el

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