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Men and menstruation: A young anti-caste thinker fights menstrual stigma

Men and menstruation: A young anti-caste thinker fights menstrual stigma

A 2014 report by the NGO Dasra titled Spot On! found that nearly 23 million girls drop out of school every year as they have to face lack of proper menstrual hygiene management facilities, which include availability of sanitary napkins and logical awareness of menstruation. “I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have[Read More…]

by 30/12/2022 Comments are Disabled Patriarchy
Periods or Pills?

Periods or Pills?

Three years ago, a tent had adorned my courtyard where a crowd had gathered. Someone was fighting off sleep, struggling to pay attention. Someone was wondering about the next cup of tea. Everyone was sitting in the tent’s light, smiling and chatting with each other, while I sat quietly in a dark corner of the terrace – away from everyone.[Read More…]

by 29/10/2022 Comments are Disabled Patriarchy
Greening the Red: Towards sustainable menstruation in India

Greening the Red: Towards sustainable menstruation in India

Gone are the days when menstruation, one of our country’s major taboos, was spoken with a ‘hush’ or a ‘shh’ in our society. With films like ‘Padman’, ‘Phullu’, ‘Period. End of Sentence’, the sanitary pads have suddenly gone mainstream. But let’s not forget the fact the country still has limited acceptance with menstrual cups and the discussion around sustainable menstrual[Read More…]

by 04/05/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Menstrual Hygiene – Talk about what’s not comfortable!

Menstrual Hygiene – Talk about what’s not comfortable!

“When I first got my periods, I felt I was about to die. I didn’t know what it was,”  Says Sonam, a resident of Nalhar village in Mewat district of Haryana, who is now in her 20s and married. Sonam’s experience is the story of every second girl in India. Menstruation as a subject is still a taboo in Indian[Read More…]

by 28/10/2020 1 comment Patriarchy
Red-The Social Stigma

Red-The Social Stigma

Radhika a chirpy teenager, enters puberty. As she was dealing with the physical changes she was hit by a tsunami of blood in her pants; life was never the same thereafter. There was a one-hour lecture on the do’s and don’ts and  the rules and rituals to be followed, half of which were totally meaningless and could not be justified,[Read More…]

by 16/10/2020 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
Period Leaves: Yay or Nay?

Period Leaves: Yay or Nay?

The concept of period leave, like the #Metoo movement is not new. What really happens is people talk about it and then forget it, as some other issue gathers momentum. Then an organization or an individual makes a move and the ball gets rolling thus galvanizing the once much talked about (or not) issue. On 8th of August, Zomato announced[Read More…]

by 01/10/2020 Comments are Disabled Patriarchy