Today in "Facebook community standards are strangely enforced," an Australian singer was banned for posting about her period, the phenomenon that affects a large percentage of the human population. Singer Melody Pool (hehe, a singer named melody!) was shut out of her account for 24 hours after posting a pretty basic reference to menstruation.
"Does anywhere deliver codeine to you because lady blood moon is waging war upon me," she posted on her private page, not even subjecting her fans to such a devastating image.
Pool believes that it's one of her Facebook "friends" (clearly not a real friend) who reported such a statement.
She explained her anger to News.com.au:
For one, I’m furious that Facebook considers being a woman with a menstrual cycle “inappropriate” but I’m even MORE furious that some conservative misogynist managed to become my friend on Facebook, so now I speak directly to this person — delete me right now. You and your patriarchal mindset are not welcome on my personal Facebook page, you sour old dinosaur. In the words of my beautiful friend Laura, I’m going to keep bleeding and keep being loud!
Pool also suspects that Facebook may have had an issue to the status's reference to codeine, the prescription-only painkiller, rather than just the period.
Either way, Twitter is supporting Pool.