Showing posts from August, 2020

The Menstrual Move - The Secret to Change

THE MENSTRUAL MOVE "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy,  not on fighting the old, but on building the new" — Socrates Every few months there is an article on bringing in change for the way the world looks at menstruation – it’s taboos and myths, the societal stigma and our social conditioning on the topic. I was lucky to have grown up with a father who seemed unperturbed by the idea of periods or chums, as many of us call it. I don’t remember watching ads on tv over sanitary pads as freely as they come today, but if my mother got it, I would follow a day later and so would my sister, leaving my dad to be the only one to run down to the pharmacy and get us packet of pads. My father studied in an all-boys military boarding school for most of this schooling years and before that, grew up with two other older female siblings, in the then retired man’s paradise, Pune. My mother grew up in Mumbai with two more siblings one from each gender, the male in the elder an