Menstrual Education: The Schooling We Want And Need

| By Pooja Gulati | In the South of India, one temple had requested for a machine that recognizes whether a woman is on her period or not before setting foot in the temple — to ensure that she only does so if she is ‘pure’. In another horrifying incident, a 12-year-old girl died byContinue reading “Menstrual Education: The Schooling We Want And Need”

A Dive Into Period Positive Cultures From Around The World

| By Juliee Kamble | Disclaimer: This article deals with menstruation in binaries because these communities treat menstruation as a women’s issue. Paddling foundation does not endorse this opinion. The way communities threat their menstruators tells us a lot about their socio-cultural make up. By understanding how menstruation is treated in different cultures, we getContinue reading “A Dive Into Period Positive Cultures From Around The World”

Queer Periods: A Case of Identity Crisis

| By Ria Sewlani | “Men do have periods. Trans men, trans masculine people, agender, genderqueer, and non-binary people have periods. Because of the way we talk about periods, some of us feel broken when we bleed. I feel broken when I bleed.” — Quinn Rhodes, a genderfluid blogger. All of us dread those daysContinue reading “Queer Periods: A Case of Identity Crisis”

Denial of Healthcare & Sanitation: Stigma of Sex Work in India

| By Avnee Satija and Priyanka Gulati | For female sex workers in India a loss of income during their menses could mean swelling their poverty. India’s sex industry, that employs millions of people, is rife with social stigmas. But the multifold oppression of female sex workers makes menstrual hygiene just one of their worries.Continue reading “Denial of Healthcare & Sanitation: Stigma of Sex Work in India”