Menstruation is one of the most normal bodily function, and yet the taboo around the topic is still widespread.
From using euphemism to define menstruation, to illogical practices and myths, menstruating women fight many battles, not the least of which is unhygienic practices – especially in villages.
However, finally, there is a positive impact that movies and NGOs are making, towards breaking menstruation taboos, and combating unsanitary practices.
And while it is important to not be ashamed of menstruation, it is also imperative that we actively debunk myths that surround menstruation; myths such as these!
Nonsensical taboos and restrictions are not going to take this society forward. But greater awareness and education around menstruation will definitely help menstruators, and the society in general.
Designs by Aakansha Pushp.