Words like ‘Period’, ‘Menstruation’ are considered as taboo in the Indian Culture. Women’s don’t feel comfortable talking about this topic with their family and the worst thing is, the Indian society looks it as a Curse for women’s. No proper hygiene and precautions were considered. After making so much improvement and development in various fields still, Menstruation is considered as a topic over which no one like to talk freely. Especially in rural and conservative areas, this can be seen very easily.
On the other hand, a documentary over Menstruation and the struggle of women’s in India is winning Oscar Awards at the International podium. The 26-minute documentary showing the women’s of rural area are making sanitary napkins by their own for their better health. Still, the word Period is considered as a taboo in the society.
At one hand, where women’s are taking a step forward for their self and not risking their lives by using dirty cloth piece, rugs, and other things. Whereas, on the other hand, a woman stepping inside the temple causes a big issue and facing threats from the so-called guards of the god and the temples. It is really very difficult to define and understand that, where we are standing. We are the country which is one of the fastest developing countries and has a large army of the young generation, still, these cases depict that we are lacking behind as a society.
It is really bad to learn about that after being in the 21st Century, still the girls’ education gets affected just because she hits puberty. Is it worth, after the country attained so much development and carved a niche for herself at the International Stage in various fields? As a country, it is our duty to support women’s to maintain their health and hygiene. And the so-called leaders of the god or whatever you would like to call them, they need to clean their minds and learn to respect the women for this.
How could anyone stop a woman to enter inside the temple or the kitchen? Why these peoples are making everything related to women’s as a taboo? One side people treat and worship a girl as the goddess, and on the other side, she is considered as unfit to visit the temple to worship the god? Do these people have rights to decide that a woman can’t enter the temple, kitchen, or the sacred place, just because she attains the age of Menstruation?
Development in technologies will not only help India to become a developed Country. The overall development is required, and if these narrow-minded people think that by ignoring all these small things country will develop then the answer is ‘NO’. We need to work over it together and support others to do well and fight for their rights as well.