Most communities in India, tend to make a fuss out of women’s menstruation. For just the first time they celebrate her bleeding , and then she is asked to keep away from all things holy and auspicious, even ‘kitchen” where she is actually expected to be, by the Indian society. Ironic though!! Why does the society make a woman feel inferior, impure and disgusted of her own womanhood? Why do they tend to forget, this so called “impure” bleeding is the source of a new life? Why can society not see woman’s menstruation to be just a natural phenomena like any other function of the body and not consider it a taboo? Period shaming has been such a common sight in the Indian society, that women always hesitate or avoid to speak about it in public.
And looking at this pathetic condition, a revolutionary group of medical students from Calicut Medical College in Kozhikode, Kerala set out to change that with an event called ‘Haiku: Micro Tales On Menstruation Taboos’. The haikus, under this topic is so sharp and blunt, that it pierces through the reader’s heart, making an impact. Following are few of the many haikus, read and know!!
Menstruation isn’t a curse!! We are #HappyToBleed