In a brilliant initiative, the government recently launched sanitary napkins called Suvidha, which are priced at ₹1 and will be sold at Jan Aushadhi pharmacies across various cities.
Informing people about the launch, Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted a picture of himself and 4 other people holding sanitary napkins at the event.
All of them were men.
#WomenEmpowerment isn't about just featuring successful women, it is about focusing on health, hygiene & comfort of women across the country. Proud to launch #Suvidha now at just ₹1/pad. This will ensure hygienic periods to crores of my sisters and mothers. #SuvidhaHuaSasta pic.twitter.com/HmqEKO1UyD— Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) August 27, 2019
While many appreciated the initiative, the irony of the situation was not lost on people who quickly pointed out absence of the gender that actually undergoes menstruation.
Where are the women— Aadwitya (@Aadwitya2) August 28, 2019
Sir, which of the five persons on stage look like women to you?— XhakaPramukhپراموکھ. (@bmwonthenet) August 28, 2019
Never mind the wisecracks about no women on the dias- its a super step forward 👍🏻 https://t.co/jvIEh4bV9J— Varsha Joshi (@suraiya95) August 28, 2019