Moving over to using a mentrual cup from sanitary pads has been a revelation of sorts - that I was privileged enough to have pads in the first place, something 40% of Indian women don't.
Do you remember when you got your first period and how scared you were? Even in 2020, why are women still shy of talking about something so normal?
Sanitary supplies are still considered a 'luxury' by most men who do not understand why they are critical, a result of the silence around periods.
Many doctors, nurses, etc. fighting COVID are women, and have to wear ill fitting PPEs not designed to be women friendly, especially during periods.
In response to a Bhuj sect's Swami declaring that a woman who cooks during menstruation will be reborn as a 'kutri', a group of 28 women held a 'period feast' which was supported by many people.
Men, especially godmen who have nothing to do with women's everyday lives, have no business dictating the rules for their bodily functions. When will religion get out of women's pants?
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