October 20, 2013

"To those who reported me, to those who are disgusted by my body, to those who commented 'horrible' or 'disgusting' on an image of ME..."

"... I want you to thoughtfully dissect your own reaction to these things, please think about WHY you felt this way, WHY this image was so shocking, WHY you have no tolerance for it."

37 comments:

madAsHell said...

oh....it's Canadian pubic hair!
That explains everything!!

Aaron said...

How about a photo with snot dripping out of my nose...its natural, folks!

Carol said...

Peter would be so thrilled.

robinintn said...

That's a pretty long list of whine in the introductory paragraphs. Couldn't make it beyond slut shamed, so I'm unable to decide of she has a point about the pube situation.

traditionalguy said...

Hairstyles??

Moose said...

Get her a merkin.

lemondog said...

Too boring to read beyond the aforementioned whines, so any rationale as to WHY the pic was posted? Any purpose served?

El Pollo Raylan said...

Tira di piĆ¹ un pelo di figa che un carro di buoi.

Moose said...

...actually, this is funny. Given the way the youth (30 and under crowd) are perpetually told that they're special, that everything they do is wonderful, its not surprising that they find any sort of rejection of their "specialness" to be a dire insult.

southcentralpa said...

Let us hope Instagram never shuts someone down for showing a picture of a woman's foot that has five toes.


(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2236039/Off-pinky-How-high-heel-obsessed-women-removing-toes-stiletto-surgery-comfier-fit.html , for those going "huh")

TML said...

I hate the big, overblown whine fest at the open, too, and she didn't help herself any with all the language of the aggrieved victim. HOWEVER, I do think she has a point. Our utterly ridiculous squeamishness or piety or prudishness about stuff like this is laughable. I want to know Instagram's reason for killing her acct. If it's the pubic hair thing, then Instagram is an ass. Period.

phx said...

Can't blame her for being pissed.

MayBee said...

.squeamishness or piety or prudishness about stuff like this is laughable. I want to know Instagram's reason for killing her acct. If it's the pubic hair thing, then Instagram is an ass. Period.

All societies have lines of what is acceptable and what is not. There's nothing wrong with that. It's good, actually. There's no reason everything should be acceptable.

Instagram is a company that has set its own lines of propriety. Just like Facebook. If you and she want something else, find a way to deliver it.

MayBee said...

And I might suggest she consider why she posted it.

Wayworn Wanderer said...

Who knows? Maybe she's so stupid that she really doesn't know why that picture got her in the doghouse?

Wayworn Wanderer said...

Who knows? Maybe she's so stupid that she really doesn't know why that picture got her in the doghouse?

El Pollo Raylan said...

Just try and blame this problem on Bush, phx.

Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) said...

Good old-fashioned Canadian B-E-A-V-E-R. Patriotic as can be, especially for northerners who live, ah, in the bush.

The official magazine of Hudson's Bay Company was for decades called 'Beaver' in reference to their origins as fur traders, but in recent years felt the need to change their name because they were getting so many subscriptions cancelled because "this wasn't what I expected".

Oso Negro said...

I feel old. Young men would have felt all stimulated by that photo back in the day.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

The official magazine of Hudson's Bay Company was for decades called 'Beaver' in reference to their origins as fur traders, but in recent years felt the need to change their name because they were getting so many subscriptions cancelled because "this wasn't what I expected".

And if you go to a "Beavers game" in Oregon, that also might not be you expected.

Titus said...

Just try and blame this problem on Bush, phx.


Or you could blame it on Obama and Andrew Sullivan.

Fritz said...

Those were pubes? I thought it was just dirt.

Craig Howard said...

Yep.

She had a pretty good point [only pretty good instead of great because Instagram is a private company facing the welter of conflicting pornography laws we all live under] till she embroidered it with victimization-speak, which may well be her only reservoir of argumentation. Geez, I hate the term "slut-shaming".

El Pollo Raylan said...

Titus wrote: Or you could blame it on Obama and Andrew Sullivan.

Sullivan would be uninterested in the photo and so might Barack Obama be.

El Pollo Raylan said...

On second thought Titus, are you feigning interest here?

Robert Cook said...

"How about a photo with snot dripping out of my nose...its natural, folks!"

Hardly comparable. Female pubic hair is sexy.

wildswan said...

OK, she shows up a contradiction - everything is allowed but now this was not allowed.
But I think you shouldn't wear a bikini (or anything else) unless you are going to look good in it. That picture looked as if it taken inside with no inside filter and that green color wasn't that good with her skin. It was like a shot in like Blade Runner - very depressing. Why shoot a depressing bikini picture of yourself? or why shoot a bikini picture of yourself and post it and then whine about men and what they say?

David said...

If they let us see one Canadian public display, then they would have to let us see all the Canadian public displays.

The pubic should be protected from this.

Careless said...

OK, she shows up a contradiction - everything is allowed but now this was not allowed.

She does? She shows that men can have pictures on Instagram with pubic hair sticking out of their clothes and not get banned?

mishu said...

That is a lot of words to talk about pubes.

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n.n said...

The advice is too generic. The only reasonable response will be determined by a consensus of principles. Any other response would imply that there are selective or ambiguous boundaries to personal behavior, appearance, etc.

As for the unqualified "disgusted" description, the issue is likely disruptive, not aesthetic appeal.

Mariposa said...

The pubic hair defines the area shown as sexual and therefore is of itself sexual and expected to be covered by clothing by common standards. If the area is shaved, the acceptable exposure extends into a longer abdomen and longer thighs. It would still be unacceptable to show shaven genitalia uncovered by clothing. The issue is one of common standards of sexual exposure not of trying to control this woman's shaving habits.

Henry said...

The feminist goes fishing: You throw out a baited hook and when you get a bite you reel it in. If it's a dogfish yell shark!

jr565 said...

Instagram can not host any photo it wants. Host it on a site that doesn't have a problem with people showing their pubes.

SGT Ted said...

This is left feminist "patriarchal conspiracy theory" in action, policing other women's free choices as to what they do with their pubes. Amongst other things.

There is no repression or oppression that forces anybody to shave their junk.

There is no oppression or censorship in removing a pic from a website under a violation of the TOS. She can rent her own URL and post her hairy panty line pic's all day long and no one would care.

Feminists are really a pack of immature cry-babies quite frankly. They make a statement, someone disagrees, so they are being "oppressed!".

But, really, she is just bitching about not wanting to be held to the social conformity of the hipster crowd, which is uniformly progressive.

"Its' natural". Yea so is farting, bad breath, being eaten alive, malaria and asbestos. "Natural" doesn't always mean "preferable and desirable".

SGT Ted said...

If it looks like you are smuggling Chewbacca in your underpants, it isn't attractive. Sorry ladies.