raisecain This is the image someone flagged and INSTAGRAM REMOVED! Yes, this is two roommates hanging out menstruating together. I have many more of these photos and will keep posting. And yes, this is real menstrual blood, and yes, we're chilling having fun. What do you find so offensive about this? Thanks for all of the support so far. I urge you to post any and all photos related to your period, your partner's period, your sister, your whatever. Menstruation is not shameful & shouldn't be something to hide, be afraid of, or find repulsive. Please tag me. #menstruallove 2w

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raisecain So for the first time one of you reported me. The image of me & my roommate chilling fully clothed & menstruating was removed. Given all the recent news, seems like @instagram has their anti-menstruation policy game on fleek. MENSTRUATING BODIES ARE UNSAFE BODIES according to their community guidelines. Considering censorship on Instagram is a major research area of mine (see link in bio for one of my pieces) I've actually been careful to not share a lot of my work on here in fear of losing my account as many women I know have. Also because I'm a university instructor & I've dealt with a lot of sexual harassment from students in the past as responses to my work. // Women's bodies are a dangerous thing to people. // What's curious is that I have been posting my menstruating body on here since I started in 2010 in much more explicit ways & Nothing has ever been removed. 3w
  •   llaurenceparent What can we do? This has to stop! I support you. 3w
  •   erikteedot That's really frustrating. Clearly the censorship is ridiculous, especially considering the context of your work, your previous posts, etc. 3w
  •   tiff_annie I'm reading your article Fuck your research is important2w
  •   benivulka please repost or email photo, i will post on my insta/fbook/etc 2w
  •   raisecain @benivulka posted! Thanks!!! . It's such a banal image too.... I have many more that will be published in #NoMorePotlucks next month cc @mel_hogan // @marlainaread and I had a conversation about my work, menstruation, the abject, transgression & playfulness that will be part of it. // I wanna take images of women menstruating. Ps. I'm gonna be in Toronto for hot docs. 2w
  •   raisecain @tiff_annie thanks so much. :) your support means a lot. 2w
  •   raisecain @forgivemefather reposted. But who knows if trolls/people will flag again. I'll just keep posting more. Xx 2w
  •   raisecain @meluka01 thanks. Speaks to larger issues of how menstruation is taken up in the cultural imaginary. A lot of work needs to be done, by men too. By men to speak out against anti-menstruation sentiment. @gumroe @erikteedot 2w

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raisecain After we were dispersed out of Pavillion JA De Sève UQAM, we watched the obscenely large amount of police, many in full riot gear surround the building and periphery. Given my involvement in #ggi 2012, arrests & police abuse I steered clear but there's no escaping the tear gas brigade. The bottom photo is one of the many tear gas canisters chucked at us, peaceful protestors. But we weren't going to be frightened. The police charged many times from many sides, but we relented because we need to because austerity is a myth. #occupationUQAM #manifencours #printemps2015 4w

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raisecain Last night @jardinier_impatient & I participated in l’UQAM occupation. Everyone barricaded most of the building. #occupationUQAM #manifencours #printemps2015 It ended late into the night with an unnecessarily large police presence in riot gear, endless tear gas burning our throats, and violent dispersion strategies. The night occupation was an immediate reaction to the events of earlier that day at UQAM. The occupation was also a response to the larger institutional issues of the different forms of violence against students (physical, economic, etc) and the austerity myth. The violence of those in power is much more insidious and invisible than the violence of destroying university property, which creates an unbalanced imaginary in this political struggle.

When we see images in the media and read the discourse of others which try to decontextualize a serious and complicated issue, and only focus on ‘violent protestors doing damage to property’ we must remember history, context, and the nuanced ways that bodies are excluded from spaces. What are the modes of recourse against the systemic and systematic violence we are faced with? Yes, all of us! Whether we recognize it or not.
We must also remember the ways in which regulatory powers favor property over human bodies. When are riot gear, teargas and rubber bullets, etc. appropriate modes of policing bodies? @jardinier_impatient
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  •   anna_coatman @raisecain I wish this got more international media coverage... I will spread the word in my own small way! 4w
  •   raisecain @anna_coatman thank you! it's still continuing. People are so afraid of those who are actually trying to make something happen, to speak out against the austerity myth and the logic of capitalism. It breaks down life as we know it. 2w

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  •   raisecain Last night @jardinier_impatient & I participated in l’UQAM occupation.#occupationUQAM #manifencours #printemps2015 It ended late into the night with an unnecessarily large police presence in riot gear, endless tear gas burning our throats, and violent dispersion strategies. The night occupation was an immediate reaction to the events of earlier that day at UQAM. The occupation was also a response to the larger institutional issues of the different forms of violence against students (physical, economic, etc) and the austerity myth. The violence of those in power is much more insidious and invisible than the violence of destroying university property, which creates an unbalanced imaginary in this political struggle.

    When we see images in the media and read the discourse of others which try to decontextualize a serious and complicated issue, and only focus on ‘violent protestors doing damage to property’ we must remember history, context, and the nuanced ways that bodies are excluded from spaces. What are the modes of recourse against the systemic and systematic violence we are faced with? Yes, all of us! Whether we recognize it or not.
    We must also remember the ways in which regulatory powers favor property over human bodies. When are riot gear, teargas and rubber bullets, etc. appropriate modes of policing bodies? 4w
  •   raisecain Tl:tr —fuck the police 4w
  •   lamyrtille Wish I could go!! My friend was there and she told me that it was pretty intense. Ne reculons pas!! 4w
  •   misskellykellyy Bande d'imbéciles qui vas payer pour tout sa? Aller vous jeter en bas d'un pont 4w
  •   charlestuck Wish I was there 4w

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raisecain I used to love H.E.R. 4w

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raisecain My mom found me in the April issue of @flaremag ️a special issue of all women by women // I got to give love to my mom & my fave Montreal places like @lesetoffes @jessiprestontattoos @deplepickup #DinetteTripleCrown #CafeResonance #JarryPark & @librairiedrawnandquarterly // ps. I would never call it "Mile Ex" 1mon
  •   raisecain @katykatazome aww thank you so much! I just work all the time. So it's kinda neat to see displayed like this. 4w
  •   raisecain @whitneyarlene !!! That would make me happy. It's a neat all women issue too. 4w
  •   raisecain @nudow your lil sis is growing up! 4w
  •   raisecain @mattfrench thanks Matt! I'm glad I got to wear all my own clothes shoes and hat :) 4w
  •   lisabobisa88 Shut up! I love this!!! And usually I dislike Flare and avoid it but I'll purchase it only because you're in it and I support you! 4w
  •   raisecain @lisabobisa88 thanks Lisa! Thanks a lot! That would be super cool! It's on newstands not too long now! It's actually a cool issue. Heh 4w
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raisecain Body art. 1mon
  •   meichenelizabethwaxer Oh no skin that shows life. How dare you! 1mon
  •   raisecain @meichenelizabethwaxer right?! Lost almost ten followers since posting. Guess I'm not good at fan service. 1mon
  •   tedbuick Candida? 1mon
  •   tedbuick Or walking? 1mon
  •   raisecain I didn't know that is a candida thing ... Interesting. I got my first one over twelve years ago after an aggressive homeopathic treatment. I tried to remove the first daddy various ways with the doctor and always came back. (Probs cos allopathic medicine is bunk) The rest followed later. I love the image (and wish more people weren't so freaked out by BODIES) altho now makes me consider actually going all the way with the apple cider vinegar treatment. @tedbuick 1mon
  •   momma2maxh Oil of thyme !!!!! 1mon
  •   momma2maxh Worked for Max's 1mon

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raisecain Shoes for the week #magda_travel2015 #sxsw15 1mon

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raisecain This is Stephanie. She's a comedian, filmmaker & badass feminist from Texas. She's also 34 & has three kids. How inspiring and humbling is that?! I met this wonderful woman at a panel during #sxsw15 because she made a astute comment about the complexity of feminism & the need to circumvent capitalist logics & so obv I had to say hi! we were nearly inseparable after that plan-making & conversing // & nothing solidifies a friendship more than when they pull thru when you're in need #womenilove #womeniadmire #magda_dedications 1mon
  •   stephvelander I like my pits. Anyways hello and thanks for watching the Stephanie show. 1mon
  •   stephvelander PS I am so glad I met you Mag. Again, really feel this a start to changing things. 1mon
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raisecain Hi Austin! #SXSW15 is amazing, terrifying, and so overwhelming —finally after three days I'm starting to understand it & reach into its softness. 🐖 2mon

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raisecain Hi Austin! You so crazy & you've hardly begun #sxsw15 2mon

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raisecain Family, Warsaw, Poland, 2015 2mon

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raisecain What makes family, 2005 2mon

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raisecain What makes family, Warsaw, Poland, 2005 2mon

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raisecain Waiting for spring. With film. 2mon

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raisecain Friends captured with the Olympus stylus epic @l.mars 2mon

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raisecain This woman. Happy birthday my dear friend. // Marlaina and I met on the internet in the mid-90s when we had angsty teenage websites & I lived in Toronto & she in Australia. We never stopped feminism. Now we are sort of grown up & planning ideas together. She is one of the key women featured in my PhD dissertation. ️ She's an incredible artist & thinker & I'm so glad I know her. I miss you @marlainaread 2mon

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