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I remember the shame I felt on my first period, says Nidhi Pathak, and I hope that no girl is made to feel this shame now that the conversation is out in the open with the Oscar win. My Netflix app had been teasing me with the documentary ‘Period. End of Sentence’ for a while, […]
An Indian short film, 'Period. End of a Sentence', shortlisted for the Oscars, will hopefully encourage the conversation around menstrual taboos and the problems faced by our girls and women.
Your body is an amazing thing, woman. Keep in touch with what happens normally in it, and you'll be fascinated by how much you can understand it, even on a day to day basis.
At 25 minutes, Period. End of sentence achieves a lot. It moves us, provokes us and leaves us right when we wanted more. Yet, it suffers from its tendency to combine shock value with reformist overtones.
Talking openly about periods is still taboo in most societies, even after something like the Padman movie. When will this change?
Let's talk about periods, says the author, because why should anyone feel awkward about buying a pad? Bleeding is normal, and people better get used to talking about it!
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