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This one-act is not only shameless but fundamentally wrong at so many levels

This one-act is not only shameless but fundamentally wrong at so many levels

This one-act is not only shameless but fundamentally wrong at so many levels

This one-act is not only shameless but fundamentally wrong at so many levels; treating women as second-grade human beings and citizens and violating their human rights and dignity. Forcing women to remove their panties to see if they are menstruating is also a telling comment on how the taboos around “purity & “impurity” in menstruation are still so deeply rooted in our society. The fact that this bigotry surfaced in the campus is especially disturbing as campuses are meant to be a safe place where women feel empowered.
For every woman and for anyone working on menstruation and around empowering women, this is a powerful reminder, of why for a woman, her menstruation and her dignity are closely intertwined, and more importantly on how much more work do we need to do to empower women to say NO to such indignities.

https://scroll.in/latest/953137/gujarat-68-girls-allegedly-forced-to-remove-undergarments-to-prove-they-were-not-menstruating?fbclid=IwAR1zkBn4-6SCzEPjTYafSvaCQ0QysnducaDv5pjQqO9AwHyRJvk5fryHuI8