Monday, August 04, 2014

My grandmother said...



My grandmother said

It is nothing like what you all have today.
You were doomed if you had them and doomed if you did not have them.         
When it arrived , it would be three complete days of isolation.  Your food arrived through the window. You washed up all your clothes and there would be heaps and heaps of it.  It had to all dry in secrecy, lest the world know what you have been upto. 
And when it did not arrive yet again, you knew it was time to hope for one more time.      
Ah ! the travails of menarche and pregnancy.

It is nothing like what you all have today.




This post is dedicated to Menstrupedia’s Aditi Gupta and Tuhin Paul  – the husband and wife team that started the initiative of spreading awareness about Menstruation among young girls and boys.  Click here to know more.  


8 comments:

  1. How sad about how girls were subjected to that in your grandmother's time. Must have been so humiliating and shameful. Thanks for sharing as I found it very interesting to read about.

    http://cattitudeandgratitude.blogspot.ca/2014/08/twenty-five-years-already.html

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  2. So sad na? But it did happen earlier...and still does in villages no?

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  3. its so sad what women had to endure earlier... it is still a common practice in rural areas

    Tina from The Sunny Side of Life

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  4. its so sad what women had to endure earlier... it is still a common practice in rural areas

    Tina from The Sunny Side of Life

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  5. What terrible times it must be for the girls and women then. Though many face this isolation and stigma, still! Wonderful take on the prompt!

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  6. This isolation does exists in some villages. It is wrong and humiliating .

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  7. This isolation does exists in some villages. It is wrong and humiliating .

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  8. Guess, life was so tough in those days and despite everything, they've achieved so much. RESPECT for them. It's such a bad world where women are humiliated at every end.

    http://vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/100-words-on-saturday-my-grand-mother-said/

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