Tuesday, May 28, 2013

There're "Men" in Men-strual

  1. I read excerpts from Rita Banerji's Sex and Power (Penguin Global, 2009, pg.49)
  2. http://genderbytes.wordpress.com/2010/12/17/is-it-a-crime-to-menstruate/#comment-7539)

It neither holy nor unholy; menses are a part and parcel of the female fertility phase and we all know that. Haven't we all men and women, come to life just because our mothers were fertile i.e. menstruating normally in their lives.

As an unexplained phenomena in the ancient times, one can understand that in ancient times, menses must have confused people and associated them with strange things.

Man has always wanted to explain the world around him. So strange explanations have been written for many natural phenomenon in the holy texts of all major religions. However to see something like this being practiced in today's world with grave stringency is a bit oafish. But I understand that it's not just India's problem.

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