All posts tagged: menstruation awareness

Educating Men on Periods

If you are a regular cine-goer, you’d have noticed that every Indian movie theatre is nowadays running an advertisement where the macho film hero goes and advocates the importance of sanitary napkins to a common man. The man smirked at the mention of ‘Menstruation’. And that’s exactly the best description of our society in a 70mm shot. It’s the 21st century and surprisingly we are still ‘discussing’ a normal function of the human body like a gang of clammed up species. Whether Menstruation came as God’s curse to Eve, is something only the two of them can clarify, but it has definitely been there ever since. And so are the omnipresent gap-mouthed reactions and zipping of lips as soon as the word ‘periods’ is uttered. Birth, death, sickness, growth, handicap, men look a certain way, women look a certain way – all these things are so normal that they are discussed in Philosophy classes, and even merit an entire book! Then there is the Menstrual Cycle. What makes this one, particularly natural process, different from all …