Thirty women held a protest against Facebook for censoring naked bodies. Women stripped naked, wrapped the intimate parts of the body with duct tape and held a photo session. This is reported by Metro.
The author of the protest is the Canadian photographer Trine Carey. More than a year ago she published her nude photos on Facebook’s facebook. As she later confessed, for her it was a revelation, a way to “open your soul to the world”.
Community social network responded to the act of the photographer dozens of positive feedback and comments. Carey quickly began to gain popularity.
However, there were also those who considered the nudity of the girl offensive – on the naked publications complained in support of the social network. Contrary to what Cary exhibited to each photo a warning about special content.
Carey published this photo a week ago. And although it is impossible to discern the intimate parts of the girl’s body, complaints of users fell on her. And ten minutes after the publication of the personal page of the girl was blocked for seven days.
In an interview, Carey said that she was furious when the page was blocked, although she did not violate the rules of the social network. “It aroused the storm within me,” she said.
The professional activity of the girl was stalled because of the lock. She could not contact her customers. This further angered her, and then she decided to direct her anger into the creative channel.
Carey conceived to draw public attention to the problem of censorship and published an invitation to participate in the protest action on Facebook. The proposal responded to 30 women.
The photo session, as the author stated, took place in full, but beautiful chaos. Ten minutes later, unsure of themselves protesters relaxed, no longer worry about how they look. Filled with laughter, they wrapped themselves around each other with duct tape, and at that moment, none of them thought about fear.
The participants of the action admitted that it became much easier to look at themselves after the photo session. They felt better, they regained their confidence. Carey also said that the photo session was for her to declare that she does not care about the standards of Facebook. And also to the opinions of people who complained about nude photos.
A full album of photos from the protest was published in the group of Triny Carey on Facebook.
In September 2016, Facebook fell under the wave of public criticism for the removal of posts and the blocking of users who used the well-known photograph of 1972 by Nick Uta “Napalm in Vietnam” with the image of a naked girl.