Menstrual cycle, PMS, Menstrual days, Periods or Chums, It is something that every woman has to go through every month.
5 days a month, 60 days a year!!
There isn’t anything to be ashamed of.. even now while you buy a pack of sanitary napkins, the drug stores wrap it in such a way, as if they are selling drugs!!
Is it RDX or some sort of explosive?
Menstruation is a Taboo in India, and I don’t think people are going to accept it, because most of the times it is the elderly women, who impose such restrictions in the family and to all women. Such as, womens don’t visit any holy places on their periods and believe me, there are temples in India, who place a board outside it stating “Women’s are not allowed in menstrual periods”
Even girls believe that they are impure, for these 5 days so they should not touch something which relates religiously.
Women make themselves as untouchables and make it feel disgust, how this can’t be a taboo then?
In India, 85% women’s still use dirty rags on thier menstrual days and 73% of women’s use it, because sanitary napkins are costlier. That means, 12% women in India, are still unaware of the unhygenic pattern of using rags. Most of us are not aware of the disadvantage, while chosing the unhygenic method. It could let to rashes, infections or it can also make you infertile. Let us spread this knowledge, to every single girl.
There are people like “Arunachalam Muruganantham”, who invented low cost sanitary pad making machines and he sells his machine to women who are interested for SHG (Self Help Group)
“Aditi Gupta” who created a comic book for children’s which educates them, on menstrual periods called “Menstrupedia Comic”.
So don’t be ashamed of it!!
Women do bleed.
It is just blood, no big deal.
It is neither a curse, nor a disease.. it is just a welcoming change in every girl’s life!!
Let’s break the taboo!!
I am hoping that atleast some people, could break this taboo by reading this blog!!