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Updated: Jul 11, 2023

Periods. Sanitary napkins and pads. Yeah, you read right. I wrote that. If you are one of those many people who think that “how can she say or write that?”, then well, you really need to read the entire blog. And if you’re not one of those people, I would personally like to say “Thanks for keeping your ideas fresh.” So, today, I am going to talk about something that is not talked about as much. I am going to talk about periods and topics related to it like about sanitary pads, etc.

So, basically, I watched a movie recently, Padman which is a Bollywood movie with English sub-titles based on a true story of a man from South India. It depicts the issue of how even today a majority of women in India use dirty clothes, ash, etc. instead of pads as they can either not afford them or don’t believe in using them or don’t know about them at all. Out of the billions of people living in India, only some percent use pads or have knowledge of it. The rest think they are doing the right thing by not using pads. I don’t understand how but they do. They have based their thought processes on superstitions and twisted old rules of religion.


Another thing is how we, girls and women , feel ashamed of talking about periods in front of others, especially, the male gender which is illogical as almost all of them know about it, so what is the point of not speaking about it in front of them? I mean it is a natural process after all and it is what makes us what we are. A lot of guys even understand this but it’s us, girls who feel “too ashamed” to talk about it. We really need to leave behind all these kind of thoughts and learn to how to freely express ourselves in front of anyone if we want to. They should know about what we go through because why not.

Also, another thing that I have noticed is that girls are also shy sometimes to ask someone for a pad, either for an emergency need or even in a pharmacy, for that matter. Why? Everybody knows about it and if we need it, then we should be able to ask for it with all confidence and no inhibitions, right? There is nothing to be scared about. It is a natural phenomenon and it happens to all females, so don’t be scared and feel free to talk about whatever whenever.

A third thing is how, even in the technological era of today, there are still some people who believe in made-up superstitions of how a woman or a girl becomes “untouchable” when she is on her periods, how she is not allowed to have her food with others, how she is not allowed to talk to everyone, how she is not allowed to go to the kitchen or temple and what not. I don’t know what this is based on, really. Earlier, such rules like not allowing the menstruating girl to enter the kitchen or do anything was to give her a break from her otherwise everyday busy schedule, but then came some middlemen who twisted and bent those thoughts into the “rules” that we know today.

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Why should a menstruating girl not to go to a temple if God is the one who created her and gave her life and made her what she is. Like a mother loves her child no matter what, so does God right? I hope you get what I am trying to put down here. Why can’t a girl do what she wants, talk about periods to whoever and whenever she wants as it is a natural phenomenon after all? Why do people not use sanitary pads even if they are available? Why do people have blind faith on things based on no scientific facts?

I don’t think anybody has the answer to these questions. But, this is not just the case of India, but also the case of a number of other countries across the globe like Kenya, Tanzania, etc. all having their own thoughts about it but, usually most of them prefer not to talk about it.

Why can’t a girl anywhere freely say that she is on her periods? It is something to think about. I would love to know your thoughts on the topic and my blog. And if you think it is worth it, then do give it a like, comment in the comment box below, share it with your family and friends and also, don’t forget to follow my blog for further blog updates. You can also follow me on Instagram to make sure that you don’t miss reading any of my blogs. See you next time! Till then, always remember, Be brave. Be strong. Be great.❤️

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