June 24, 2015


The dreading P word. Disgusting and embarrassing ? For most of the girls in India. I am going to talk about it today.

How do you feel when you are bleeding as if some one is sucking your energy out? Half or more females on this earth feels a juggernaut scratching and crushing the inner liner of the most strong organ in the human-female body. Uterus. The lining is being destroyed and soon she would be having new eggs. It also means the body is healthy, fit and fertile. This same body has the capacity of giving a birth to the child. But hey, all these glitters are not gold for you. You are IMPURE when you bleed. That means you are in 'Periods'. Do not even ask me from where this word took birth.

We females bleed. Every month. That is Nature's call. The bleeding is a sign of being 'impure' and not 'healthy'.

Impure? Yeah, we are. When in 'Periods'. That is what the 'world' says. That means..

  • We can not take food and water from the common vessels. Somebody has to keep both of them aside for us, in separate utensils. Also let the world know that you are menstruating even when you want them to mind their own business. No folks, this tradition does not have a logic. If we can work  in the office on those days, we can take our food on our own. We do not need rest now, we do have maids now. If we need to take the rest, we would crash on our bed and sleep.
  • We can not sleep on cotton sheets, only synthetic stuff we can use. Right, Stains? They can paint themselves on Nylon too.If you are so worried about hygiene , wash the sheet every single day. For god's sake - it is the blood of a human body and not the shit.
  • We can not go to the temple. God would get impure.Well, Your god can be weak. Mine is not. Goddess whom you worship for education and wealth menstruates too. She should. Some people have an argument that due to hormonal imbalances females carry negative energy during those days which can affect other people. Well, teenagers should be banned too. Why don't we start going for hormonal tests before entering any temple! In fact a rapist can visit the temple, not the menstruating lady.
  • The female who do not follow these touch-me-not rituals has one reason to feel guilty. No one from your house can visit temple as you have already made them 'impure'. *Clap*
  • We can not even chant 'Mantras' and 'Stavans', the impurity flies to the divine God. Yeah.
  • We can not look at Achar and Papad , they would get burnt by the so called laser rays from our eyes. Wow. I  am sure they are not healthy to relish even on normal days but it does not mean we carry such beliefs.
There are many many more 'rituals' to observe in periods. Either people follow it blindly or they follow due to pressure. Many girls keep it to themselves and others believe in the 'venom' like blood of their own body. 

I wonder why do we pray our mothers? Why do we pray 'Devis'? Why do we let a toddler have her mother's milk? Even when she is menstruating? 

Why a father lets her daughter follow these demeaning rituals. Why does a mother compel her lovely child to go through these touch-me-not traditions. 

We know how the human body works. We know we have been told these traditions have some logic but we are not being told that they do no hold any logic in this era. We have been brain washed. 

The truth is when we are menstruating we should take rest, if we feel so. We should do light work out if comfortable. We should eat and drink healthy stuff. We should check on our water in take. We should be clean enough to not to catch the infection. We should tell the world about the state of body cycle if comfortable and if we feel weird we should not. It is not anybody's business.

It is nobody's business. 

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