“Mandir mai mat jao!”
“Kitchen mai mat jana!”
“Pooja mai beth gai iss time pe? Mana kia tha na!”
These are just some of the things most Indian females have heard while menstruating.
They are treated as if they’re gross or dirty.
“Bacha kab kar rahe ho?”
The irony, You criticize the same mechanism of the anatomy of which you want outcomes.
Menstruation is treated as an illness even in these “modern” times. People fail to understand that it is the same thing that allows females to bring life into this world, to procreate. Funny how such a beautiful thing is looked down upon and hidden shamefully underneath the sheath of being impure.
Girls in rural areas still have to fight the evil of being discriminated against because of something so natural in addition to having no access to proper sanitation and disposal methods, they are subjected to many reproductive and urinary tract infections like Toxic Shock Syndrome due to lack of hygiene.
A report by Dasra suggests that nearly 23 million (!!) girls drop out of school annually due to a lack of proper menstrual hygiene management facilities.
Backaches, uneasiness due to bleeding, abdominal pain, bloating, sore chest, and so many more afflictions. Instead of promoting menstruation leaves in the workplace and ease in workload during periods, women are subjected to taunts and jeers.
“Menstruation is the only blood that is not born from violence, yet it’s the one that disgusts you the most.”
Let’s try to do our part by educating people less privileged than us and trying to distribute pads and other sanitary products for our sisters out there.
And to all of those who discriminate and bring down women because of this beautiful life-giving phenomenon,
You came from the womb of a menstruating woman, act like it. Period.