Menstruating women are impure and so they should not go to temples during their periods - As absurd as this seems, it is a common belief in our country. Many such myths lead to taboos, which in turn result in discrimination against women. Hence, menstruation is associated with shame and people avoid discussing it.
What are these taboos and how do they affect us? To know more about, we conducted a Twitter chat today with experts - Nishtha Gautam, Goonj (NJPC - Not Just A Piece of Cloth), Menstrupedia and Feminism in India . Here are a few snippets from the conversation:
What are Menstrual Taboos
Menstrual Taboos in India
Nature of the issue
Effects of taboos
Why do taboos still exist
How to overcome taboos
We’re at the end of 2015. Do you think these menstrual taboos are still relevant in the world we live today? How best can we as society help people everywhere overcome stigma against menstruation? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below and continue tweeting to us on Twitter. You can also write to us at email@example.com and on our Facebook page.
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