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Friday, 27 March 2015

This photo was removed by instagram. The owner writes a powerful open letter in response

Indian student Rupi Kaur, a Sikh poet studying at the University of Waterloo, Canada, posted an image which is a part of her photo-series project for a visual rhetoric course on Instagram. It was subsequently taken down by Instagram citing violation of the 'Community Guidelines'. That's the pic above.

Looking at the photo, you will understand why it was taken down. The patch of menstrual blood on the sheets and the sweats were probably not to their taste. However, Rupi decided to re-post the photo and wrote a powerful open letter. Read that after the cut...



 "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 re-post it.

I will not apologize for not feeding the ego and pride of a 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 of whom 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

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 is it 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, 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."

Instagram once again took down the photo


The poet then wrote on Tumblr :

"Dear tumblr family,
Instagram has chosen to once again, take down this image for violating community guidelines. Despite the fact that about 95% of comments were beautiful. And in support.

This just goes to show who is sitting behind the desk. And who's controlling the show, who's controlling the media and who's censoring us.  

It’s sad that this is still happening in this world. I know that some communities and cultures go out of their way to shun and oppress a woman on her period. I guess Instagram is another one of them.

Some women aren’t allowed in their religious place of worship or out of their homes to do certain things. And are told they are sick. As if the period is a common cold. 


I have been hospitalized many times because of issues associated with my period. I have been suffering from a sickness related to my period. And ever since I have been working so hard to love it. Embrace it. Celebrate it. Even thought it’s given me so much pain in the past few years. and they want to tell me I should be quiet about this. That all of this we experience collectively does not need to be seen. Just felt secretly behind closed doors. That’s why this is important. Because when I first got my period my mother was sad and worried. And they want to censor all that pain. Experience. Learning. No.

I am going to share the photo again once I figure out how to go about it. I would appreciate if you could @instagram and express your thoughts. Or even share the photo on whatever social media platform.

Their patriarchy is leaking. Their misogyny is leaking. We will not be censored." 

Source: Rupi Kaur/Scoopwhoop.com

243 comments:

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@lwkmd_naija - follow on instagram/twitter said...

Haba! Lindaobserve

freeborn zina said...

HMMMM SPEECHLESS.

freeborn zina said...

HMMMM SPEECHLESS.

freeborn zina said...

HMMMM SPEECHLESS.

freeborn zina said...

HMMMM SPEECHLESS.

Anonymous said...

Goat

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

I dnt even know wat to say

Tamia lixir said...

After all said and done, instagram will still remove the post and people may not really care because a lot of women enjoy being objectified and welcome the attention it brings.

Victoria Inyang said...

One day, I was stained at church n dint know, one hegoat had d guts to ask me "whats dat on ur skirt?"...if I didnt see the sneer on his face, I wud av ignored him, but seeing him laugh with his friends....i told him "go n ask ur mother, without this bloodstain, u wont smell dis world, be very thankful for this blood"
His idiotic mouth was quiet d whole service

Edem victor said...

**Deep


OKORO UPGRADED**

Neks Neks said...

Please this is disgusting, truth be told.

creebhills said...

wow this is really powerful stuff written by this person. to be a female aren't that easy at all


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Teemah Salau said...

I agree wif her,dere are lots of nudity on ig.

lami said...

Total discrimination from instagram. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the photo.

Anonymous said...

Eww! These photos are disgusting, nasty and gross! All these idiots who post shid on social media for attention just need have a stadium full of seats. We don't need a lesson on how babies are made or what menstruation is. Every single person in this world know how they came to be here. I'm a woman, and I menstruate, the sight of my own menstrual blood repulses me not to mention someone else's. SAVE that mess for your professor and spare the rest of us all that B.S. Gross! Gross!! Gross!!!! Eww!

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

She's very stupid! Gross,irritating, disgusting, shameless and insulting to women! Her common sense suppose tell say dis is rubbish! Ugh!

I LOVE RICHARD NNADI aka DUKESOFSPADES said...

Hm ... Obere Nwa agbogho

Anonymous said...

Bastard! Who doesn't knw its a normal routine for females. Must you soil everyone's view with this shit. And you Linda, whats the powerful shit in that letter? Anything to gain traffic.... SMH

Anonymissie said...

wow, nice one! I agree with your point.

Anonymous said...

Great piece, formidable write up. Thumbs up.

NMaa said...

I dont get this, Are u first woman to menstruate?

angela akadakpo said...

Kia ds writer is bold very bold, bt ds is nt proper wt hs ds generation turned into, wen I ws growing up seeing ur menses u hide nd dispose it discreetly nd now she is flaunting her's kia. This is wrong. There are oda ways 2 express ursef as a woman, Lady not this.

Henry Eze said...

One of the most brilliant write up i have seen this year, she's more than right, she's a girl with brain.....not like our useless young ladies out here, that only think of dicks, money and fashion, without making use of there God given brain.......sweetheart u are the BOMB

Henry Eze said...

One of the most brilliant write up i have seen this year, she's more than right, she's a girl with brain.....not like our useless young ladies out here, that only think of dicks, money and fashion, without making use of there God given brain.......sweetheart u are the BOMB

Sommie. said...

I understand you but the point your trying to prove also bothers on hygiene. Don't be silly please. Men should also allow their sperm drip just to show the world how hard they're working towards ensuring the creation of 'new species'? Many things are left unsaid. Kudos Instagram.
Hope this isn't another figment of feminism. This is insanity.

Cute G said...

Grossly gross.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I love dis and I totally agree wiv her.if dey cnt censor naked bodies, y censor dis.

wilheminna moses said...

Dis gurl bu ezigbote ezi woliwo! Tufia gi!!!!!!!

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Ewww! *pukes on my dinner*
The pictures are irritating.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Adewale Abejide said...

I think its high time we stopped humiliating womanhood.

Anonymous said...

I consider myself a feminist and an empowered woman, intellectually and otherwise but I beg to disagree with this young lady. There is nothing endearing and amazing about stark pictures of a girl on her period just as there is nothing interesting about pictures of someone taking a shit in a toilet. Isn't defeacating a natural act? Should we now show pictures of poop, soiled toilet paper and anuses? Please this lady's argument is crap.

Anonymous said...

Whats d aim of showing your menstrual blood to the world?

Anonymous said...

Celebrate your cycle in your home, don't disgust people with it.

IG should deactivate and block her account.

Anonymous said...

Celebrate your cycle in your home, don't disgust people with it.

IG should deactivate and block her account.

Anonymous said...

Celebrate your cycle in your home, don't disgust people with it.

IG should deactivate and block her account.

Anonymous said...

Celebrate your cycle in your home, don't disgust people with it.

IG should deactivate and block her account.

Anonymous said...

Celebrate your cycle in your home, don't disgust people with it.

IG should deactivate and block her account.

Anonymous said...

Celebrate your cycle in your home, don't disgust people with it.

IG should deactivate and block her account.

Anonymous said...

Celebrate your cycle in your home, don't disgust people with it.

IG should deactivate and block her account.

Anonymous said...

Celebrate your cycle in your home, don't disgust people with it.

IG should deactivate and block her account.

Anonymous said...

Celebrate your cycle in your home, don't disgust people with it.

IG should deactivate and block her account.

Anonymous said...

Celebrate your cycle in your home, don't disgust people with it.

IG should deactivate and block her account.

7F098C19 said...

Linda u becoming to dirty by the day. What kind of photos are these. Huh. Engr Emy

Anonymous said...

Celebrate your cycle in your home, don't disgust people with it.

IG should deactivate and block her account.

Tendency oby said...

Pathetic

Anonymous said...

Celebrate your cycle in your home, don't disgust people with it.

IG should deactivate and block her account.

Anonymous said...

Celebrate your cycle in your home, don't disgust people with it.

IG should deactivate and block her account.

igwe Adaobi said...

They won't remove amber rose topless and butt pics
But will remove this one that has a message attached to it.

elo tasha said...

Hmm...dont know what to say

Post a Comment

Anonymous said...

Linda if you think this is Powerful, post your own menstrual blood, and start a movement!

Juliet Oranagwa said...

Nawao o. Buh I feel this girls passion an di live her for staying strong on this. #painsofwomanhood

moniqUE said...

Nawa ooo

KWEEN said...

Wow... yet again, I'm speechless.

Anonymous said...

Shut dat pit toilet u call mouth. Stupid fool.

Anonymous said...

The pics have since been restored by instagram...and with an apology. Kudos to the young lady.

Anonymous said...

See ur big head.... irritating kill u.

OBIORA said...

I AM 100% IN SUPPORT OF THIS LOVELY LADY. WHY DO WE GLORIFY IMAGES OF NAKED WOMEN WHO TIE ROPES ON THEIR BUTT BUT REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE ARE NATURAL THINGS LIKE BLOOD, GAS AND POOP THAT COME OUT OF THOSE ORIFICE. AS A MATTER OF FACT, THAT IS THE MAJOR REASON GOD CREATED THEM AND NOT FOR SEXUAL GRATIFICATION. WELL DONE GIRL AND I HOPE THE IMAGERY STICKS BECAUSE MEN ARE HIGHLY VISUAL SO THAT WHEN THE VIEW KIM KARDASHIAN OR AMBER ROSE OR NICKI MINAJ OR COSSY ORJIAKOR NEXT TIME, THE ONLY THING ON THEIR MIND WILL BE POOP, FART AND BLOOD.MAY BE IT WILL STOP THIS DIRTY CULTURE OF NUDITY. ALSO, I AM NOT ABSOLVING FEMALES FROM THIS ACT BECAUSE THEY PROMOTE IT.SO, I DISAGREE WITH HER VIEW THAT LAYS ALL THE BLAME ON MEN. I BLAME MEN, WOMEN AND THE MEDIA EQUALLY FOR THIS MAYHEM INCLUDING LINDA IKEJI AND HER PSEUDO-PORN SQUAD. MONEY IS NOT EVERYTHING IN LIFE.

Anonymous said...

Well said.

Temitope Omooba said...

Great. True talk, It's high time we start appreciating womanhood... To be a woman it's not easy. Kudos

christie benjamin said...

Yes its disgusting and annoying
Seeing some1's menstrual blud
But she has a point.
Those semi nude porn photos
doesnt say good of a woman

Anonymous said...

i genuinely don't want to condemn you but keep your shiit indoor its against our nature as hebrew men to see this.

Heebo "Igbo men don't want tons ee not because we careless but against our nature.

its called circulation mood for new born mother or one like yours self, I'm covering m eyes while writing this .

Helen said...

That is a woman's pride, it shld be celebrated not rejected, without it no recreation.

joy Egbunu said...

Sometimes I wonder if u process d stuff u say tru ur brain before letting 'em out! Did u read d entire post at all? U r even more disgusting than I thought! Adult wit an abnormally low intelligence!! One day, someday, ur brain will mature! I,m praying for u!!!

Helen said...

That is a woman's pride, it shld be celebrated not rejected.

kidykuz said...

She's jst a dirty bitch

joy Egbunu said...

I totally agree wit u

Patience George said...

U are more than stupid

Anonymous said...

On a more serious note, project or not, this is unacceptable. It doesnt qualify as one of those cases where we fight for womens need to be seen, heard, understood or acknowleged. When I menstruate and forget my sanitary towel in the bathroom, my mother constantly reminds me of how unacceptable it is, and how it says a lot about me. Mankind or not, procreation or not,this is not one of the things we use as a medium to express out strength and resilience. Yes, we are proud of it and it is one of the things that makes us women but it should remain a home affair. If she wants to justify sharing this on instagram, then, it is equally arguable that women can go about blood-stained and staining wherever they go as a way of showing our value to mankind/humanity. Thumbs up to all the ladies that keep their business, their business.

Anonymous said...

I love this piece!

I go to a church where the senior pastor is female. Funny enough, the person who introduced me to the church is male, one of my school mates. He told me that there is a new church somewhere, let's go check it out blah blah blah. We went there together, I really enjoyed the service and I made up my mind to continually worship there.

Unbeknown to me, my male friend that took me there was disappointed when he found out that the head pastor is female. I found out later from him because he was always giving me excuses when I ask him why he doesn't like the church. I was concerned, you know, maybe he knows something that I don't and you know how there are so many fake churches everywhere. I am usually careful about these things.

Later, after so much pestering, he opened up to me that it is wrong for a woman to head a church because he cannot stand before a woman that bleeds every month, he went on saying that she's not pure, she's unclean, dirty and so many sick words that I have chosen to forget.

To say that I was shocked with his excuse is an understatement, I couldn't close my mouth. When he saw my countenance, he started apologising that he doesn't mean it like that but you know a bloodied woman can not be prophesying into his life.

I then told him that, do you know that without that monthly discharge of blood and the pain that we women go through monthly, you will not be here today. From where that blood comes is where life is formed. That blood symbolises the continuance of the human race. In fact, I can go on and on but let me just stop here. I never knew something was wrong with having a woman as the head pastor because she bleeds monthly.

Anyway, that guy really lost the little respect I had for me after that conversation. Nothing he says to me means anything.

Most guys wake up daily with discharge as a result of wetdreams etc. Do we women say that we don't want them to lead us because of that? So why do some people consider a woman's monthly discharge as a curse?

I remember my mum once told me that when she was younger, she wasn't allowed to enter the church during her period (the church that her family attended at the time)

I love that this person is bringing this issue to the forefront, and is standing by it despite being blocked repeatedly by instagram.

Anonymous said...

Some people are just so immature..y'all keep saying shez wrong to av posted this..wait! Wats wrong in d post??! Or is it cos itz not kim and amber's nude pics??!See them stigmatising her, acting like itz sumtin out of this world.as if u would be here if ur mother didnt menstruate... Honestly she has done nothing but said d truth. This menstrual shit is painful to ladies,there are times i feel like itz a death sentence wen i'm in my period and wats more painful is havin ppl stigmatise us ova sumfin that comes natural just like your breath. U see a lady stained and d best u can do is laugh and humiliate her..seriously! Some of y'all need to grow up...#damyseye@yahoo.com

Dr Odama. said...

Deep and thoughtful. I agree with her.

Anonymous said...

The fact is, no one likes to see blood, real, fake, menses, etc... it's not dirty to menstruate buts it's not nice to look at. Girls be honest!

Pumpkin

ary said...

I didn't need to see that!

Chinco bee said...

Wow this is deep and I can't help but reason with her

Dee Virtue said...

The picture has been restored back on her instagram page. Check it. They even apologised.

Anonymous said...

Same way private parts were kept private.....

Henry Eze said...

Naaah its u and ur generation that is a dirty bitch........somebody wrote something this reasonable and that's all u can say.....ewu.

Anonymous said...

Not every girl is ur sister, we hav hardworking girls who make decent money HERE in nigeria, even on dis blog..ohh...foolish boy!!

Anonymous said...

Shut the eff up! The sight of your menstrual blood repulses you? Get down on your knees and pray that it ceases na. Hypocrite

Henry Eze said...

If u really said to him, then u deserve and award......that's just the best reply.....most of our low self esteem ladies (not as if its there fault, would want to die if shame and guilt if it was dem)

Babyface Assassin said...

You no go fit do omugwo be dat.

Henry Eze said...

Its not disgusting, its the mind set....u were brought up with, her msg is specifically for u.....dumb neks

Tustrange Osuji said...

She's just dirty

Anonymous said...

I'm a woman and this is highly disgusting I must say. What happened to self respect decency and privacy? Pple have lost it! I'll rather see a naked person than see someone's menstrual blood on display. What's next? Putting your poop/shit on IG? Display of waste products? Gross much!

AQO said...

I love what u did 2 d "he-goat". *hugs*




Jesus is Lord.

Henry Eze said...

U don't need a lesson on how babies are made and abt menstrumenstruation....but u need a lesson about how to wear bikini and also how to expose ur shameless body......low self esteem bitch

Subomi said...

she made valid points but I still don't think the picture is appropriate for online posting

Henry Eze said...

His brain would never mature.......if he had read this piece, he won't say such shit...

Anonymous said...

See who is talking..u dat escaped being a woman...whats stupid about what she said daft?olodo.

Anonymous said...

Hehehe..mad fool..dat view brought u 2 dos world..silly tin

Henry Eze said...

U shld say it to the she at home

Anonymous said...

Y re u guys insulting the lady, she's just trying to pass a message and she has a point. If u are disgusted, read d next news. Dere are ladies in deir 20's,30's,40's yet to have dat feelin.

Anonymous said...

I agree with u

Anonymous said...

Buhahahahaaaaa!

Anonymous said...

And u an ezibgbote olodo..

Unknown said...

Ur so dumb and Very stupid @ anonymous

Anonymous said...

You should be ashamed of urself. U can't see the pics but u will gladly look at kim's naked body. R u only hebrew wen looking at blood?

Anonymous said...

Olodo,mr fat dick..but u want 2 put smelling in ha punani if she was dry...olodo,its 4rm dia dat tin dat makes u puke come 4rm.

Unknown said...

Ur d stupid, useless n senseless fool onyx. Bitch!

Unknown said...

Son of a bastard. Ewu Booker T Samuel

Anonymous said...

The problem we ve is dat we have suppressed ourselves n feel ashamed of something which we shouldn't n we think expressing our feminity is thru nude pics. Let d me see dat oda side of feminity. Y hide it. If these men arent ashamed to rape n molest young girls let dem also know dat oda side of us.

Anonymous said...

IDGF about her powerful message...that's disgusting asf...who cares if you're dying of period problems...what nonsense...I hate people that's always looking for pity! PATHETIC!!!

Unknown said...

Mumu Bonario

Anonymous said...

This house boy u no say if u puke on ur dinner linda no get spare food unless u go take frm dustbin

Anonymous said...

The same way when growing up we hide our boobs and butts.....

Anonymous said...

You are just an ignorant he-goat. Read more to get perspective

Anonymous said...

Am totally in support,don't knw y som of u re hating on her.if na nude pix na,una go like.Oshiiiiiiii

Patience George said...

*deep

Nkechi J. said...

Thank you Joy, you and Rupi just made my day! Ignore the child, by now am sure your know stupidity don't have a cute do you're right prayer na the only thing way go help the child!
This is a powerful piece to say the least!

RareSpecie Z said...

Word Miss Feminist. WORD!!!!.
My luv 4 creativity n innovation in the form of Artful expression totally disagree with her point of view and abuse of the privilege that Arts gives.
She may be suffering from some kind of psychosis to post n express dirty ish like this menstruation thing all in the name of ART.
She is Retarded.

Jerry Ezeanochie said...

Lmao! You are just a fool!! Men sgould allow der sperm drip on their boxers shey lool!

Jerry Ezeanochie said...

Lmao u r a fool! Men should allow der sperm drip on their boxers shey? Lol

Anonymous said...

It is myopic minds like yours that makes the world a worse place than should be. If u are too dumb and ignorant to appreciate intellectual, postive articles then you can go sit in the gutter where u belong with shallow minds like you. Hope one day people like you will be able to see past your nose and what the society forces down your throats. Retard

aniakor chukwuemeka said...

I did not really read through most of the comment bcos at some point I got so angry. Someone said she bleed in church and when asked wot it was she asked the guy to go confirm from d mom. Ladies would always say with it you wld not be brought into dis world, well let me remind a few stupid of dem dis wen creation happened God create two sex of every kind and till date mother mary was d only lady to conceive witout avin a sperm go in her. So wen shouting u made it possible for guys to come into d world bear it at d back of ur empty mind dat u can only create eggs d sperm comes from us. Nobody forced dem ladies to go half nude plus they liked it secondly u dnt see me packin out my junk wit sperm on it tips bcos I knw its not normal. Now u say it should be celebrated but wen u knw its comin u rush and stack pads to not make it seen to the public and it should be celebrated, its only in dis country dat stupid tins become a major topic. Now it is been linked to gender discrimination for no good reason one wakes up in the morning searchs for anytin to get noticed and we wld notice am not sayin dis as a dude but if I were at the head of instagram I wld block d account and wait to be sued. She was kind enough to show the blood she should av shown the whole process not just d stain nonsense.

Aunty Gwegwegwe said...

But to suck dick and swallow semen no dey irritate u...idiot!

Anonymous said...

So a girl wakes up in the morning, sees menstrual blood, and the next thing she thinks of is to take a picture. Her mother didn't teach her well.

Aunty Gwegwegwe said...

Just negodu this ukpana..I no blame u shaa. Monkey!

Nkechi J. said...

Exactly Anon 7:28pm, I rather be respected than objectified or sexualized, but since everyone has their views, let those that choose to be objectified be objectified, and let people like myself be known or noticed for the natural attributes God has granted us.
Am pretty sure many of these people complaining about this make no fuse about all these Kardashian girls, black chyna, and Amber Rose naked pictures that have become a fixture on this blog of late.
If nothing else this piece should make you call your mother (if you still got one)and say thank you ma.

KWEEN said...

Kidykuz, and you are worse than a pig. Idiot!!

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

U are a stupid bitch joy,useless goat,y don't u go about uploading pics of ur menstrual blood? God punish dat mouth u use insult me,idiotic hoe,go suck a dick...bastard

Ogee Nsimah said...

GOD HAVE MERCY ON US........MUST WE PUT EVERY THINGS UP FOR EVERYBODY TO SEE.WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR SELF RESPECT?.........SHE IS EXPRESSING HER GOOD FEELINGS IN A VERY WRONG WAY....

Anonymous said...

The saddest part is that people will equate this with feminism.

However, If this was Fast and Furious or James Bond movie with bloody faces, hands and body parts the movie will not be censored.

Anyways...

NovenaIcon said...

Dis guy Henry or wot re u sick? Dats nt meant 4 public eyes biko...it's sacred

Damolia De Best said...

Did u jst call her Bitch @kidykuz??? Well such comment ar exprtd 4rm stupid Fools like u ; try ad grow up,read well ,understand each lines ad think b4 u post comment...

sweetie said...

It really powerful, go girl. Am proud to b a woman

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Best comment! Fools supporting her should allow their sisters or mothers upload pics of their menstrual blood na.small time person go upload shit picture all in d name of right

Joizzy Joel said...

Ur such a Darling @ Henry wit such a wonderful understanding spirit

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Henry eze and joy,hope u both can reaf dis? Instead of going about fooling ur stupid selves...idiots

5thMarch said...

Wao! Nice answer

AMOKE said...

But you sit behind your computer everyday to celebrate being gay, nudity and the like but the one thing that makes a woman complete, you abhor? You've always being one sick, unintelligent fellow anyway who thinks being popular on a blog is the essence of his existence. Sad!

Anonymous said...

Excuse me!!! Every one takes a dump, bt does that mean you should snap your sh*t and post for ppl to look at because its a strong and big sh*t!!? Pls she should go and sit in one corner

Anonymous said...

Wen pple sell their conscience to look good in social media den we are all screwed. She posated dat pics witout any comment normal stupid things pple do wen it was den brought down sumtin else turned up. D truth be told its irritating gaskia it is. If u feel its not den wen ur flow is abt to pop up dnt get pads let d stuff flow. Ndi ara she has a point put urs up on instagram and support her if she is rite dnt just talk d talk fool do d walk.

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

I hope she is happy dat her aim is achieved. Thumbs up to her for standing her ground.

BUZZ said...

What's the aim of showing the world your naked body?

nosike anierobi said...

I might as well update my sperm from my wet dreams yester night right? Since they equally are life giving??? Equally I should update the tissue,soap,vaseline and other stuffs I used for masturbation? People are just being stupid and attention seeking and its bullshit I tell u..

Nkechi J. said...

So per your argument, what's endearing are all these Kardashian girls, black Chyna, Amber Rose and others naked picture that have been a fixture on this blog and on Twitter.
To each it's own. If Twitter wants to censor, they should censor all not some, definitely not the productive side of every woman while promoting female pornographical images.
You all miss the point, this was a project, and you all along with Twitter proved exactly the point her series was trying to make.
It seems so unnatural, people spit and make remarks when this blessing and a curse slips(every woman, at least once in every cycle have a stained sheet, #fact most men don't know that); but everyone seem to see nothing wrong when a woman is looked at like a piece of meat.
The reality is the more of this image men and society have in their head of a woman, the less they are able to objectify us, or in the least they are able to appreciate the both sides of women; these productive sexual beings that without them, there won't be life on earth. God made it so, so take it up with him!

Onyi Azubike said...

onyx is gay naa.....onyx no dey do woman..girls disgust him..I know him very well ..onyx is gay

Onyi Azubike said...

onyx is gay naa.....onyx no dey do woman..girls disgust him..I know him very well ..onyx is gay

Anonymous said...

U are one of shit holes this post address.

KWEEN said...

Anonymous 6.43, you have a point. But then again, she has a very valid point as well. I was initially baffled by the photos and I found them rather unsettling until I went to her website and instagram page. She has intense depth that just draws you in. I'm a great enthusiast of literature and poetry and I saw how people responded to her pictures and writings. Stating how strongly it affected and healed them. Personally, I found them empowering too. It's just that most people (Nigerians especially) will find these pictures too offensive for their crude minds and senses.

Nkechi J. said...

And you're just ignorant!

Anonymous said...

Kid you you are a dirty Bitch yourself. When Rihanna and Amber show their P's and butts you don't feel it's dirty. Well this gal has a right to show real life and it isn't dirty to me it's being a regular gal...

Anonymous said...

I don't even know why i'm angry at this post,It's not my girl friend,not my blood,not my bed sheet...oh well

Anonymous said...

Thank you dear for giving him that answer. A Stupid fool in a church too.

Anonymous said...

Sharapppp there but sex isn't? This is natural and life ...It's all a mindset. ..

Joizzy Joel said...

Why is it that, it is even guys that appreciate the uniqueness nd value of dis write up nd photos of dis girl menstruating nd the massage she is trying to pass on,,while our fellow girls re busy forming, pretending, making ridiculous comments nd castigating this knowledgeable post frm this girl...it baffles me,dey prefer Amber nd Kim constant nude pix..am disappointed in all this girls, May God 4give u all

Anonymous said...

Hehehe he and the sight of that hunks di*k isn't repulsive or amber butt or nicky's butt or kim's butt it's all repulsive my friend to different people in different parts so get with the program freedom to post whatever it's a natural body process

KWEEN said...

And you just had to post your stupidity multiple times!

Anonymous said...

Yes finally you get it. If you sensor her then sensor all the DAMN naked bodies. ..

Anonymous said...

the picture have been reposted by instgram

dharmmy said...

Stupid boy, I knew you were immature, and it's annoying Linda posts your comments. Faggot. attention seeking nigga, foolish Godwin, Jonathan 's off spring.

Anonymous said...

She is not dirty. She is just trying to bring to the fore that what should be respected in women is usually shamed and denigrated in them. I have a very heavy flow and through no fault of mine I sometimes get stained in public, and you need to see how people who see it react. Sometimes the best way to get a point across is to shock people. Women love yourselves, men, love us. Kudos to her. (Men stop behaving like you are not human and your woman is a dirty untouchable shit when she is menstruating. At least be kind and considerate. Kudos to all the kind MEN out there, God bless you).

Anonymous said...

This is very disgusting and inappropriate. If anyone thinks its not; then she can as well post a picture of herself defecating in the toilet since its a natural phenomenon. Pathetic. She has thrown away her garment of shame....kuku open the leg finish na!!

daisy mba said...

True! Porn is okay but mensuration which is a woman's normal trait is dirty

gbemi said...

First off, if u havent been with a woman (nor interested in them, then u have no business in this topic. I never expected u to make any sense out of it neither did I expect u to have an opinion either. You live in a different world ONYX...and as much as others might find u gross, we think you are beautiful (as it ur nature), so is the natural process of womanhood. Think before u speak.

Future said...

Very insightful write up Obiora, i agree with you. But do you realise writing all words in capitals can be considered rude, it appears like you're shouting at the top of your voice. Its not necessary dear.
Thank me later

Anonymous said...

Powerful message. I wonder why its called gross and all other nasty names by people. I understand the unexpected "surprise" of seening this, but i get her message. Same people who won't have a problem viewing a ghastly motor accident or a dead body of gunshot victims laying in the pool of their own blood. Remember as beautiful as the female body is, somethings that go on the body are better imagined or left unimaged. If we simply objectify women, let these images stick into our heads so we can simply leave body parts of what makes a woman a woman left to the imagination. No no to nudity.

Anonymous said...

Does Duke know u exist?

Richard Afon Yinkå said...

Hmmm...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful reply for the hegoat!

Emmanuel Apalowo said...

Preparedness + Opportunity = Success

Amaka Ngenegbo said...

Hummmmmm........



#TeamBlessed#

Tamy said...

This is not about pride,its plain crazy,yes d media is friendly towards nudity n d rest,bt y harrass us wit dis,r u d frst one to menstruate or have health relatd issues wit ur period? Abeg it's plain disgustin no feminity dere,jst plain disgustin,tmrw smone will place a photo of his shit on tissue n tell us he's xpressin himself,mtschew

Amaka Ngenegbo said...

@Henry, first sensible comment u' ve made on this blog.....



#TeamBlessed#

Amaka Ngenegbo said...

Hummmmmm........



#TeamBlessed#

Anonymous said...

Love wat henry Eze said dis is courageous brave n INGENIOUS Rupi rocks she's a REAL thinker. Her honesty in d write up is stellar. Nothings dirty abt dis. Bravo Rupi

Anonymous said...

Thank you Henry Eze. Best response

Anonymous said...

You are actually d bigger Bastard!... If it's Nudity, you wil b happy to look and read... Dumb Ass datz why u can't see the powerful shit in the letter.

BECKYS WORLD said...

Yes, I love dat. I tell people if I get stained in public I ll walk wit pride. Its a tin of pride. U tell me get married, u re old enough, bear children. Without d monthly stain ll I get pregnant? So, thumbs up for every woman out der who go thru dis painful shit every month nd stoll smile. D symptoms bigger, tender, sore breast, bigger tummy, den d cramps shit is so painful. But is simply means am a woman. So when am called a woman I answer. I deserve to be respect, I make dis world go round

Anonymous said...

ROTFLmao...... well said KWEEN

Mercy seat said...

It's gross yerrr... And so are boobs for lactating, butts from where in Btwn it shit comes out.... Instagram pls note this n cut down on immorality

Aries said...

Those who say celebrate your cycle at should celebrate their body at home too and stop posting nudity on social media.

Inabeto said...

Henry I support you. Big Ewu

SWILL MARTIN said...

It's very disturbing abeg shooo?#inyama#keep ur leakiness 2 ya eyes only.

Inabeto said...

Henry I support you, big ewu

Jules Louis said...

That write up really got me thinking and i couldn't agree more. Women r legends. Believe it or not!
Instagram restored d pictures.

Anonymous said...

posting the picture was unnecessary.

Its a fact that everyone knows. she knows why she felt it was so so important to publish it worldwide

RareSpecie Z said...

I am jst imagining Linda staring at the screen with a smirk grin watching n prolly enjoying her kids ranting like rabid Dogs trying 2 tear each other apart bt they can't cos they r on a leash.
Linda, Linda.

Anonymous said...

All you shouting GROSS, is this more GROSS than Amber Rose's butt? Or that of Kim?

You women are pretenders.

All you pervs and seductresses won't condemn them for irritating the senses of us all. You'd say, it is not by force to look.

Well, if you don't like menstrual blood, go to the next picture, don't pull her picture down because it is not the butt or vaginal display that arouses the senses and sells social media.

Shame on you Instagram

Anonymous said...

To all those dumb people supporting this lady, maybe I should post a picture of my shit (excrement, faeces): that's natural too. mtcheew

seyi akinsulie said...

But to be honest.. The show of blood is a highly sensitive matter. It is a sight we would all rather not see if we had a choice...

MEREZE said...

She is real but those pics might make me lose appetite for days. And please guys dont go make a woman bad because of her hygiene. We all have mothers and sisters, rather we should embrace and help them.

Head honcho said...

I agree with u. Its fine that she's comfortable posting this. But some things are better left unsaid or unseen. This is very private stuff. Shouldn't be posted online. She should as well show us the dump she took in the toilet and explain the effort it took her to take the dump

NovenaIcon said...

The one thing dat makes a woman complete u call it @Amoke so she shld go abt posting it 4 public view,Hell No dats not proper sumfin dat is as good as an excrete ofcourse it's still nature dat allows us do excrete n is also an essential part of our life bt do we go abt uploading it 4 ppl 2 see hell no. One day ppl ll upload their semen too n tell us is d essence of our existence

Anonymous said...

It's just blood, people making comments about it being gross. So if you get injured, it is gross and no one should see it. Everyday we women are told this is the way we should live our lives by men, haba as she said without menstruation (a natural phenomenon, i might add) no one would be here. Why must women always be shamed for something natural, just like when a woman breastfeeds people will say she is showing her breasts, our bodies were created for these reasons. Then some of you guys turn around and watch porn and women clad in almost nothing, it really makes me confused. Get over it guys, we will continue to menstruate and feed our babies because that is how our bodies were created. I'm out
Oyin

Anonymous said...

Her content has been restored by Instagram-- http://www.rupikaur.com/

Good One!

Anonymous said...

ROTFLmao.... well said Kween

Anonymous said...

If Men Could Menstruate(shortened)
by Gloria Steinem

"o what would happen if suddenly, magically, men could menstruate and women could not?

Clearly, menstruation would become an enviable, worthy, masculine event:

Men would brag about how long and how much.

Young boys would talk about it as the envied beginning of manhood. Gifts, religious ceremonies, family dinners, and stag parties would mark the day.

To prevent monthly work loss among the powerful, Congress would fund a National Institute of Dysmenorrhea. Doctors would research little about heart attacks, from which men would be hormonally protected, but everything about cramps.

Sanitary supplies would be federally funded and free. Of course, some men would still pay for the prestige of such commercial brands as Paul Newman Tampons, Muhammad Ali's Rope-a-Dope Pads, John Wayne Maxi Pads, and Joe Namath Jock Shields- "For Those Light Bachelor Days."

Statistical surveys would show that men did better in sports and won more Olympic medals during their periods.
Street guys would invent slang ("He's a three-pad man") and "give fives" on the corner with some exchenge like, "Man you lookin' good!"

"Yeah, man, I'm on the rag!"

TV shows would treat the subject openly. (Happy Days: Richie and Potsie try to convince Fonzie that he is still "The Fonz," though he has missed two periods in a row.

Men would convince women that sex was more pleasurable at "that time of the month." Lesbians would be said to fear blood and therefore life itself, though all they needed was a good menstruating man.

Medical schools would limit women's entry ("they might faint at the sight of blood").

Of course, intellectuals would offer the most moral and logical arguements. Without the biological gift for measuring the cycles of the moon and planets, how could a woman master any discipline that demanded a sense of time, space, mathematics-- or the ability to measure anything at all? In philosophy and religion, how could women compensate for being disconnected from the rhythm of the universe? Or for their lack of symbolic death and resurrection every month?

Menopause would be celebrated as a positive event, the symbol that men had accumulated enough years of cyclical wisdom to need no more.

The truth is that, if men could menstruate, the power justifications would go on and on"



Anonymous said...

Then your menses Will stop hence forth because you have prophesed with ur tongue yourself that it repulses you. You must be an idiot because what you said is stupid.

Dora Michael said...

Wow!Wow!Wow! Clapping for u girl,she is strong,bold,intelligent $ talented,keep it up girl

Anonymous said...

It's obvious u kidy whatever didn't even read what the post was about,cause I don't want to believe U're this senseless calling her a dirty bitch?!u must be very stupid!!!people like u are part of the problems we have in this world.

smartphone said...

speachless

vivian ajiye said...

But why are you so dumb?! This same disgusting shit brought you to life. Pls use your IQ for once

Anonymous said...

Okay, menstruating is a natural thing for women but I think it is right for instagram to remove the pic because it is inappropriate on all levels and this is coming from a woman. Because it is a natural thing does not make it attractive or right for the whole world to see the blood that comes out of your vagina. The picture is disgusting in everything that it stands for and she should find something else to show her passion with.

Anonymous said...

Okay, menstruating is a natural thing for women but I think it is right for instagram to remove the pic because it is inappropriate on all levels and this is coming from a woman. Because it is a natural thing does not make it attractive or right for the whole world to see the blood that comes out of your vagina. The picture is disgusting in everything that it stands for and she should find something else to show her passion with.

APPLE said...

Not easy on the eyes though..*sigh*

Anonymous said...

All you idiots attacking me about my opinion, since you people love the sign of mendtrual blood so much why dont y'all find a woman in he period andbeg her to let you drink the blood? Maybe the effecz with restore your distorted reasoning. What, I can't have an opinion? And when the fuvk have you seen me jubilate over nude celebrity photos?IDIOT MUDAFUVKAZ with no brain. Always tranfering their frustrations on stranger you dont know...

kayyy said...

I totally agree with you Obiora.

kayyy said...

I totally agree with you Obiora.

Anonymous said...

And a for you this suffer head Henry Eze who come online to comment on Linda ikeji blog for a chance to win 25 thousand naira, i hope that money, when you eventually win it, buy your ugly fucking ass some common sense and a new face.. bitch ass motherfucka!

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