HOW FB/IG WANTS WOMEN & ART TO BE PRESENTED AND HOW THEY TREAT CONTENT THAT IS TOO REVEALING FOR THEM! With Paul Rubens and the Venus of Willendorf

Today is the day that @sehustlerosen & @misslouxavier declated as the #FATISNOTAVIOLATION day.

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Bombard IG with photos of fat babes to the raise awareness of the bias & bigotry of IG. @styleandcurve has also been victims of their rules and many of our non-violating photos also got removed by IG. Today is the day to show your support for the #fatpositive & #bodypositive movement. Who is with me on this? Also, @sehustlerosen & @misslouxavier thank you for posting this. Plus for @resilientfatgoddess and @fabulousfattyk for reposting this. I wouldn't wanted to miss this chance. #fatisnotaviolation #styleandcurve #fatphobia #fatisbeautiful #plussizemovement #stopbullying #stopfatshaming #stopshaming #allsizesrock #womenempowerment #womenempoweringwomen #womeninspiringwomen #curvyfashionista

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It is their way of pointing out the bias & bigotry towards plus size women by IG.

Well, I also have a lot to say and show for this special day!

I’ve been as a model affected by their restrictiong and through my brand Style And Curve. My page Style And Curve was already so often restricted and content got so often removed, that I can’t even give exact numbers anymore.

IG and FB are behaving like this on purpose and it’s not only towards models and photographers, they even do it with art.

 

Here are the memorable times where IG has restricted Me, Style And Curve and even Art:

 

1. Shooting Images of Me, done by Milton Franklyn Goodhoep

Original vs. How IG wants us plus size women to be presented:

Photo: @mfg_prophoto
Bodypainting: @esoneart

2. Removal of Art from Style And Curve – “YOLANDA” statue by Miriam Lenk

@miriam_lenk

For more images: http://miriamlenk.de/

 

3. Facebook Bans Images of Paul Rubens for Nudity

Here are some article quotes:

The Flemish tourist board has issued a complaint to social media network Facebook, after it removed a number of posts featuring paintings by Flemish artists for nudity, it’s reported. According to Belgium’s VRT News Flemish-language public broadcaster, a number of social media posts have recently been taken down that feature paintings by artist Peter Paul Rubens. Rubens (1577-1640) was one of the most influential artists of the 17th century, and was famous for his Baroque paintings, many featuring nudes and cherubs. Toerisme Vlaanderen says that it has issued an open letter to Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, saying: “We have noticed that Facebook consistently rejects works of art by our beloved Peter Paul Rubens. “Even though we secretly have to laugh about it, your cultural censorship is making life rather difficult for us.”

LINK: https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-44925656

 

Facebook removed a series of ads featuring images of Peter Paul Rubenspaintings for including nude figures of women, cherubs, and even the loincloth-clad Christ in his The Descent from the Cross (1612–14). The paintings appeared in a social media advertising campaign for the Belgian region of Flanders that showcases works by Flemish artists including Rubens, Jan van Eyck, and Pieter Bruegel.

“Breasts, buttocks and Peter Paul Rubens’ cherubs are all considered indecent. Not by us, but by you,” reads a playful letter that Toerisme Vlaanderen, the Flemish tourism bureau, addressed to Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. “Even though we secretly have to laugh about it, your cultural censorship is making life rather difficult for us.”

The tourism bureau went one step further, releasing a video in which men donning “Social Media Inspector” uniforms visit the Rubens House museum in Antwerp and escort visitors with social media accounts away from Rubens nudes. “We have to take you away from the nudity paintings,” one “inspector” tells a bewildered visitor.

Link: https://www.artsy.net/news/artsy-editorial-facebook-censored-images-rubens-nudes

 

4. Facebook banned user from posting a photo of a 30,000-year-old statue of the Venus of Willendorf, because it was “dangerously pornographic” for them

 

Dear international friends, you won't believe what is happening to me.Facebook censored the insertion of one of my post…

Posted by Laura Ghianda on Wednesday, 27 December 2017

 

And a museum in Vienna had this to say to the removal:

Venus_censored?

#zensur Der Venus ihre Nacktheit! Seit 29.500 Jahren präsentiert sich "unsere" Venus von Willendorf als prähistorisches Fruchtbarkeitssymbol unbekleidet in voller Pracht. Facebook zensiert nun ( https://tinyurl.com/ycf9gtvn ) und lässt seit Tagen die Wogen hochgehen. Das wollen wir so nicht hinnehmen und plädieren: die Venus muss nackt bleiben dürfen!Schenkt uns ein Like, wenn ihr das genauso seht.

Posted by NhM Naturhistorisches Museum Wien on Tuesday, 9 January 2018

 

A museum in Vienna has attacked Facebook for banning a woman from posting a photo of a 29,500-year-old figurine of a naked woman.

Laura Ghianda, an activist who tried to post a photo of the Venus of Willendorf on the platform last year, said she was banned from doing so because it violated the company’s nudity policies.

The Venus of Willendorf, which is displayed at Vienna’s Natural History Museum, dates back to the Paleolithic age and shows a woman standing in the nude with her head drooped. It’s one of the world’s earliest symbols of female fertility.

LINK: https://www.businessinsider.nl/facebook-bans-venus-of-willendorf-photos-over-nudity-policy-2018-3/?international=true&r=US

 

BUT FACEBOOK APOLOGIZED FOR THE VENUS OF WILLENDORF INCIDENT

A Facebook spokesperson officially apologized on Thursday for the company’s censorship of a post showing the voluptuous 11-centimeter 30,000-year-old statuette named the “Venus of Willendorf.”

Facebook’s apology came in reaction to the Viennese museum’s statement and the ensuing public outrage. The company’s spokesperson explained that Facebook’s policies do not allow depictions of nudity or even suggested nudity. “However, we make an exception for statues, which is why the post should have been approved,” she told AFP.

Facebook is regularly criticized for banning certain content while allowing other controversial posts to be published.

A French court is to decide on March 15 on the case of a Facebook user whose account was shut down after he posted Gustave Courbet’s “L’Origine du monde” (The Origin of the World), a 19th-century painting depicting a woman’s genitals.

LINK: https://www.dw.com/en/facebook-apologizes-for-censoring-prehistoric-figurine-venus-of-willendorf/a-42780200

 

Unfortunately, the restriction of this media giant is not only towards models and photographers, they don’t even stop by banning art and statues of our human history. The Venus of Willendorf if a symbol for feminity and for fertility. It was a statue made to show the body of a pregnant woman and to me this is an important part of our history.

The bias & bigotry is alive as long as content that promotes violence is allowed and content that promotes the beauty of women is not allowed!!!

Kind regards, and I will mark October 5 in my calender as the day where I remind myself and you of how unfair women and art get’s treated by this social media giant!

LYZ LUPO

STYLE AND CURVE

 

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