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Radhika Vaz, the noted standup comedian has something wonderfully funny to say about the taboos on women and menstruation.
Radhika Vaz, noted standup comedian has something wonderfully funny to say about the taboos on women and menstruation. Watch this video!
We Indians have shame hidden in many places; especially when it comes to women’s bodies. It’s funny the way, we have shame attached to even the common biological process of going through our periods or menstruation. We would do anything to hide it, like talking about it in whispers or carrying our sanitary pads in those black polyethene bags.
We will almost die of embarrassment at using the word ‘Periods‘. We would rather say, “I am down.” Like, really? Radhika Vaz, the noted standup comedian comes up with a very humorous video, on why a woman is not down, she’s just got her periods. She is also super funny on, “If men too got periods.”
Do watch this video and think. Let’s do away with the taboos of menstruations.
Menstrual calender via Shutterstock
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But no one talks about the downside of it. No one talks about the emotional changes a woman experiences while giving birth and after it.
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When we check on the health of the mother and baby post delivery, why do we enquire intrusively, what kind of delivery they had? “Was it a ‘normal’ delivery?” we ask.