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Posted 3/28/15 , edited 3/28/15
Period blood.. Why the hell would you take a picture of something so nasty to begin with? Completely reassures me that I never want a spouse.
Posted 3/28/15
So what was the point of showing that nasty bloody shit ?
Was she making some sort of statement ?
I don't want to click the link I very afraid of seeing something nasty
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Posted 3/28/15

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LOL I have to say good for her!

The real issue it seems is that people are uncomfortable with any REAL issues related to woman... it's OK when it's about make up and heels but when the shit gets real ppl get offended.

the first thing i noticed though was the bed sheets... so I don't think the photo is too graphic.. maybe "graphic" to an interior designer


I don't necessarily disagree with your post, but I'm curious what those "real" issues are? I don't really consider a photo being taken off instagram as a real issue, I suppose.

I agree with the photo not really being graphic, and if it were up to me I'd let it stay, but instagram can take whatever they want off since its their service. *shrug*



REAL ISSUES = things that happens and not by choice; so in this case menstruation is something that happens to woman and they don't choose it.

NOT REAL ISSUES = trivial things, like nude heels, "what color is this dress"... etc.

I believe the artist (complaining woman) was trying to prove that people are naturally uncomfortable with being confronted by images of woman issues, the more real the more uncomfortable

while you are right that instagram can take off any picture they want even if it's a "non offensive one" the point I think she is trying to make is that it was removed because of said topic in photo. I think it's quite cleaver... and I think her continue to complain is just to further prove her point. In other words Instagram played right in to it, and possibly so did the rest of the world.




It really comes across to me as her using instagram as a means to prove a point, she probably knew in advance that the photo would be taken off and put it on there just to prove her "project" to be correct, or whatever.

Honestly, I don't know very many people who are uncomfortable with menstruation. It's a bodily function that happens to all females, it's not some radical thing. Everybody who is old enough knows that it happens. A lot of other things happen though, for example sometimes I have to urinate.

I am not a gross person for needing to urinate, although I can easily become a gross person if I pee my pants and post it online, or start peeing in public, etc. The fact of the matter is that bodily functions are just fairly taboo and nasty, everybody has them so it doesn't mean we're uncomfortable with the fact that it happens, but if I were to go in your house and start pooping on your countertop you'd probably have an issue with it.

If this girl had shat her pants or peed in them or whatever, I'm sure the photo would have been taken down just the same. It's not about being uncomfortable with menstruation, and it's not an issue of women's rights. It's just an issue of "nobody wants to see that".

Leaks do happen, and I've seen it on multiple occasions and not thought the person was gross or whatever, but the difference is that its not intentional. For example if somebody takes a nice big handful of menstrual blood and wipes it on your face, that is gross. If somebody intentionally gets their pants covered in it and puts it on the internet, well... I just didn't really need to see it, did I?

If I have rectal bleeding and I bleed all over the backside of my pants and put here on CR "HAI EVERYBODY LOOK MY ANUS IS BLEEDING" is that acceptable?

Not everything has to be a women's rights issue...

Welllll...the complaint is making it a woman's right issue by coming out and countering the way she did. Frankly her project IS about woman's rights so in this case it is even if "posting gross pictures" are not a woman's right issue.
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Posted 3/28/15

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So what was the point of showing that nasty bloody shit ?
Was she making some sort of statement ?
I don't want to click the link I very afraid of seeing something nasty


Basically she wanted to make a statement, yeah. The link isn't super nasty its basically a girl in sweatpants that have blood stains in the crotch area.

She basically goes on and says that it's not gross, it's natural, and women shouldn't have to hide it. She talks about how its the key to birth, and that should make it beautiful instead of ugly, and that she shouldn't be censored when there are naked women who are objectified all over instagram etc.


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Posted 3/28/15

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Welllll...the complaint is making it a woman's right issue by coming out and countering the way she did. Frankly her project IS about woman's rights so in this case it is even if "posting gross pictures" are not a woman's right issue.


This makes 0 sense to me, I'm sorry. I can't make mcdonalds hamburgers into an issue about abortion just because I say it is.

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Posted 3/28/15

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Welllll...the complaint is making it a woman's right issue by coming out and countering the way she did. Frankly her project IS about woman's rights so in this case it is even if "posting gross pictures" are not a woman's right issue.


This makes 0 sense to me, I'm sorry. I can't make mcdonalds hamburgers into an issue about abortion just because I say it is.



well you're linking two unlikely things that's why, she at least is using a woman in her photos. . . the issue is grey I admit but that's cause it's made up and staged, it's all part of her project.
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Posted 3/28/15 , edited 3/28/15
To be fair, period blood isn't that nasty. I'm used to the sight of all kinds of blood and I'm more grossed out by feces and urine. I like to eat blood as food so I can sort of merge the idea of period blood with the idea of regular blood. But I'm Asian and there's my strange background to deal with, so that's that. This is probably not a very widely accepted or normal view, but many people (including WOMEN), still view bodily waste like period blood to be gross and unclean, which defeats the purpose of the entire thing.

I think people naturally have an aversion to bodily waste because their instinct tell them to avoid something that smells or appears foul for survival purposes. It is not a women's rights issue. It just so happens that you happen to produce an additional and different type of waste when you are female. I still expect the average human being to view period blood as a waste that is unpleasant to look at.

It seems that women's rights activists often mistake unavoidable physiological differences for women's rights issues. This is complete garbage. Sort of like when feminists complained about the sexist requirements of a job as a firefighter.

Yeah, this 200 pound beam isn't going to weigh 100 pounds for a female firefighter. This 150 pound victim isn't going to weigh 75 pounds for a female firefighter. This fire that will cause structural collapse in 5 minutes will not decide to suddenly take 10 minutes because of a female firefighter. Physical prowess is a requirement and admitting less than capable individuals is dangerous for the people who need to be rescued. It's totally fine if you're female and satisfy the requirements.
Posted 3/28/15
That's desgusten, fuck her and her stupid pictures. Instagram should just kill itself.

Thank you, thank you very much.
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Posted 3/28/15 , edited 3/28/15

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That's desgusten, fuck her and her stupid pictures. Instagram should just kill itself.

Thank you, thank you very much.


Well, that sums it up succinctly, thanks. Hm, I don't mind when people post food pictures on Instagram. Or anywhere, actually lol

But I don't even use Instagram. I probably would not know the difference.
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Posted 3/28/15
I know that menstruation is natural for females (wait I had to type that? haha), but so, taking a dump is natural for guys and gals. Just because it's natural, doesn't mean you should be allowed to post it on instagram -_-. If someone took the best dump ever, took a pic, and posted here on this thread or on instagram, it'd probably get taken down. I'm not sure - but yeah so I agree with the guy above who said that someone with rectal bleeding who posts that on instagram would also get his pic taken down.

Let's think of things guys do... circumsicion. So if the proud parents of a baby boy take a pic of the foreskin with all the blood, then post it on instagram... idk... ?

I agree with the guys on this one... yeah having a period is natural - no showing it off to the world isn't. I'm going to view it the same as peeing in a glass, or taking a dump in a can, taking a picture, and posting it on instagram. Just because it came from a girl -_- doesn't mean it has to be beautiful and accepted, especially since it's bodily waste... It's not really a feminist issue at all.
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I don't think she can quite equate her pictures being taken off instagram as the same kind of suffering as endured by those Middle Eastern victims of FGM.It doesn't bother me if she wants to paint in menstrual blood .It's been done before.Many religions still consider a woman as "unclean" during menstruation.Her "art" has afforded her an effective means to focus attention on what she perceives is the the plight of those women suffering from the injustices of patriarchal societies as witnessed by the discussion here.How that attention takes form and represents itself is entirely another matter.
Posted 3/28/15
Didn't bother to read. I've pretty much had enough of people complaining about stuff not worth a damn to anyone else.

The shit people call "art" these days. She should get over herself.
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Posted 3/28/15 , edited 3/28/15
So having read both the article and the instagram guidlines, all I can say is this woman treads a fine line. It seems she trolled instagram with those pics, hoping to get herself censored, to then have a forum and a reason to reply with her patriarchal rant.

The rules and guidlines dont say explicitly 'no pics of your periods, ladies!' , but it does fall under the category of 'dont post pictures of things you wouldnt show your kids, family, or boss' or is 'potentially offensive to others'. some people actually do get nausous or sick at the sight of blood ya know..

Its outside the boundary of the type of content they want people to use their site for. A picture of someone taking a shit on the side of the road isnt technically against their rules either, but I bet they would remove that also.
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Posted 3/28/15
The images are pg-13 so not seeing what the big deal was. Googling the issue it seems Instagram buckled anyways and put the shots back up.

I would agree however the woman ruined the power of her own argument going off on her tirade. She could have made a far more powerful statement with far less words.
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Posted 3/28/15
What if a guy had morning boner and decided to post it on instagram, would it still be cool to post it and fight for the right to keep it up? No, we don't wanna see that shit nor do we wanna see bleeding vaginas. This shit is dumb.
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