“Period-shaming” stories: How Tarannum Mrittika dealt with it!


This post is by Tarannum Mrittika, a member of our Facebook group, Girls Gone Global
(by Dear Alyne)

Feminist Friday

Many cultures has myths about period. In some cases, a normal physical process like this is considered taboo! Well I’ve also seen people believing in myths about period and this is how I dealt with it: Last month my mom noticed some fungus growing on the jar of pickles she made.

“Our housemaid said that someone must’ve touched the jar while on her period, and that’s why the fungus grew.”

I tried convincing her that it was a myth and she didn’t fully believe me.

The day after, discovering that my cycle has started, I called her out with another jar full of fresh pickles on my hand. I put my hand on the pickles and told her, ‘My period has started today. We’ll see when the fungus will grow on them.’

She stared at me as if I have lost my head. But after this event, I don’t know if she had checked the pickles or not, but I hope she stopped believing in that myth!

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