A lot of times, I see a strange reaction on people’s faces when I use the word ‘periods’ comfortably, just like any other normal word. I believe period is a normal process for every woman. What is there to be so shy about it?
I never understood their strange reactions. I see many parents hiding this truth from their children and creating fake stories related to periods to make their children believe in it. Why do they want to hide this reality? Isn’t it better to teach them and explain everything politely? Also, in today’s generation, everyone knows these things via television or the internet or their textbooks. It is better to teach them wisely and normalise it, instead of hiding and making it like a deep issue.
Traditionally, periods were treated like a big issue and back then, women had to sit in one corner of the house, but things have changed now. Mindsets have changed to an extent, yet in some rural areas, and even urban houses, it is still treated like a big issue.
Sanitary facilities are a must for hygiene and health. Many women still prefer to use a cloth which may cause infection. Yes, there are other options available like sanitary napkins, but women don’t use them giving their affordability as a reason. And, the risks of infection persist.
Let’s unite and educate those women that spending on the right thing is far better than spending later on doctors. Let’s be free and make normalise periods. Let’s try and free their minds of this taboo.