Hunched over a hot water bottle. Bent over in pain. Curled up in the fetal position. This is how menstruating women are portrayed in 91 percent of stock imagery and image search engine results, according to a new analysis of online period-related content. The findings — emailed to Mashable — revealed that nine in 10 images depicting menstruation showed women looking "weak, upset, or vulnerable.
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Instagram deletes woman's period photos - but her response is amazing
From emojis to show they are menstruating to sharing pictures of blood-stained sheets and pants on social media, a taboo that still blights the lives of millions in the developing world is being challenged as never before. The rise of menstrual consciousness has also caught social media platforms flat-footed. Instagram faced a furious revolt when it removed two pictures posted by cult Canadian poet Rupi Kaur showing small patches of menstrual blood on her pants and sheets two years ago. Her 1. In Ethiopia, half of girls are forced to stay at home up to four days a month, while in Uganda girls lose a fifth of their schooling, according to Plan International.
Study: Stock Images Make Menstruating Women Seem Helpless
A period is a release of blood from a girl's uterus , out through her vagina. It is a sign that she is getting close to the end of puberty. Most girls get their first period when they're around But getting it any time between age 10 and 15 is OK. Every girl's body has its own schedule.
Please refresh the page and retry. P hotographer Rupi Kaur has effectively made Instagram, one of the most popular photo-sharing websites in the world, accept that periods are not inappropriate. Last week she posted a photograph of a fully clothed woman lying in bed with a period stain on Instagram.