The Common Public
Subject : Understanding and accepting menstruation.
We are breathing in a very modern century where talks of gender equality and women empowerment are often discussed with pride. But why we still lack behind holding the same pride while seeing a stained cloth in a public transport. We happily send our girl children to school giving her the liberty to gain education. But when these girl children enters the menstruation phase or reads their much needed Reproduction chapter in Science , why they are asked to not discuss it with anyone and keep these facts concealed within themselves or share it only to their female dear ones. Why they are asked to check the back of their uniform every minute while on periods. This is not the end, also women in the workplace won’t take out their sanitary pad in front of everyone and will cover it up till the bathroom. Even , buying a sanitary pad in the pharmacy is the same way like covering or wrapping it so that nobody knows “She is on periods”.
The main concern is for the girls living in remote villages who are far away from menstrual hygiene and sanitation facilities. Neither they receive proper education nor the confidence from their parents to rejoice Periods. But, common public do have the strength to talk about the issue and raise awareness. Social media is a very strong platform for us to raise our voice. This can help us to reach mass and communicate the problem of girls living in villages. If we unitedly take this issue to the Government’s. Women Welfare Department, then our voices will definitely be heard
Dear people, it has been a long time. We need to upgrade ourselves and take our minds out of the conventional myths of having Periods. There is nothing to hide it from the male population. When girls in schools enter the adolescent phase , our primary concern as a parent should be to educate our girl about it and give her the liberty to speak in her class about her first phase of periods without hesitation. Each and every adolescent girl must get the confidence to speak about her periods and leave fears of stain behind.
Therefore, I request all the common public to accept, rejoice and understand the phase of menstruating women. This is a natural process which makes the women unique and it needs to be embraced with love and care. Please provide menstrual hygiene and proper sanitary pad to your budding adolescent daughter, your sister, your lovely mother, your female friends or any female you come across with the periods issue. Raise your voice for the women undergoing hard time with menstruation and make the society a friendly place for Periods.
A proudly bleeding daughter.