When asked to some men about women mother’s nature gift, Periods.
The general feeling was that periods are a taboo, even among women.
It’s interesting that so much embarrassment, awkwardness, and shame surround a natural bodily function experienced by half the population at some point in their lives. We don’t hide toilet paper away, yet some women still get flustered if a sanitary pad drops out of their handbag, or they might buy a floral-patterned tin to hide their sanitary pads. If you spotted some toilet roll tucked away and covered in a little bespoke baggy in someone’s loo, wouldn’t you find it faintly ridiculous? And yet that’s what we do all the time with sanitary products, as though the evidence that we have periods is something to be ashamed of.
NO, women shouldn’t.
Why do women hush themselves when it comes to discussing menstruation?
Menstruation is something which women can’t avoid, at least naturally. It is something which the men are bound to know while growing up with sisters or girlfriends. If it is something so obvious, why does the society consider it a taboo?
Why did the pharmacist wrap it up? Why were most of the people are clueless about this totally natural phenomena. Why do we have to get embarrassed about something which is practically, inevitable? Intriguingly weird are the norms of the society.
I don’t see any men going to the pharmacy store to buy sanitary pads for their wives/daughters. And strangely enough, not keeping pace with the otherwise modern society, the pharmacist still wraps up the packet, and gives it in a black bag. Why is it such a big deal for woman to say that the reason for them not coming to the adventure island is because they have their menses on? Why do they have to lie that they have fever?
How about a world where every woman can freely tell their men counterparts about their totally natural and biological processes? How about a biology class where the topic of menstruation is not rushed through with giggles across the class? How about a brother going to the pharmacist and asking for a tampon, confidently? How about the pharmacist giving it without wrapping it up? How about “Modern day people” telling me the actual reason for missing the outings?
Imagine the happiness of young teenage girl, when she can share her pain with her father without feeling guilty. Imagine the comfort of the woman/man getting a packet of tampon without being stared at. Imagine!
It’s time we realize that menstruating is not a crime! It’s time we stop chuckling every time an advertisement of a tampon or a sanitary napkins brand is broadcasted. It’s time we speak up! It’s time to stop killing our freedom ourselves.
If you shut up now, you switch on the mute button forever.
Make it a culture. Let’s get this transformation in ourselves and allow it to infuse in the society. Tell your twelve year old son about that product. Tell that pharmacist not to wrap it up in a newspaper. Ask your friends to stop laughing at this topic.
Learn to speak openly about it Because it is you who can bring about this change.
Break this vicious circle of menstrual taboo.
Have a Happy Periods !