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LIFE

 |  6-minute read
Women's identity, Women's sexual pleasure, Menstrual Hygiene, Women's Rights

Women's Day: Diamonds, dresses, dates? What is today about anyway? Here's what

Let us talk of 'celebrating' Women's Day when we have the right to identity, the right to menstrual hygiene and the right to orgasm.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Menstrual isolation, Menstrual Hygiene, Menstruation, Period taboo

Why Netflix’s 'Period. End of Sentence' is a grim reminder to our society

An Oscar nominated documentary. Which shows India’s continuing culture of silence and shame surrounding menstruation.

VOICES

 |  3-minute read
Menstrual Hygiene, Period pain, Periods, Menstrual cup

I used a menstrual cup and here’s why I think you too should make the switch

To the men reading this, ensure the women in your lives use it too.

LIFE

 |  3-minute read
Women Health, Menstruation, Sanitary napkins, Menstrual Hygiene

The 'Pad women' of Bihar: How these young girls set up a sanitary napkin bank in their village

Despite being scolded by their family members for wasting money, these girls started using sanitary napkins. But buying pads from local vendors every month was awkward.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Patriarchy, Menstrual Hygiene, Menstruation, Sabarimala temple

Sabarimala outrage over menstruation is simply contempt for women, an attempt to restrict their prayers, their lives

If periods are unclean, why do we celebrate childbirth? Is it not part of the same biological processes? The temple entry restriction is not based on logic but sheer patriarchy.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
India, Taboo, Period, Menstrual Hygiene

'First Period' director tells us why mothers still don't talk to daughters about menstrual hygiene

I hope it stirs you to tell your daughters that periods are a normal bodily function for girls. Just like urinating is.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Sanitary napkins, Menstrual Hygiene, Pad Man

The best thing about Pad Man is not a sanitary napkin

Akshay Kumar's Laxmikant isn’t just an advocate for menstrual hygiene.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Menstrual Hygiene, Menstruation, Periods

What it is like menstruating while at work — and what women want

Some women shared distressing incidents that serve as a grim reminder of the lack of period assistance at the workplace.