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UNDERSTANDING SOCIO-CULTRAL CONTEXT OF MENSTRUAL MYTH AND MENSTRUAL POVERTY

WHAT IS MENSTRUATION? The onset of menstruation (periods) is a natural physiological change in girls’ life. It is defined as the beginning of uterine bleeding. The inner lining of the uterus is controlled by the hormones produced by the glands located in the brain. However, girls do not mature physically at this stage. Various aspects … Continue reading UNDERSTANDING SOCIO-CULTRAL CONTEXT OF MENSTRUAL MYTH AND MENSTRUAL POVERTY

Teacher’s experience with students menstruating in class

After our discussion with Girls about their experience with periods in school, a major issue that was continuously brought up was having to 'convey it to the teacher'. This constituted a significant part of the school experience for most of the girls. So we decided to ask teachers to give their perspective about dealing with … Continue reading Teacher’s experience with students menstruating in class

Menstrual Discourse and its Socio-Cultural dynamics that persist in the Indian Culture

About the Author September 9, 2021 Ankita Gupta Ankita Gupta is pursuing PhD. as a menstrual researcher working on Menstrual Taboos and the Politics of Language, in the Department of Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies in the University of Delhi, and is an ICSSR Doctoral Fellow. She completed her MPhil. in Comparative Indian Literature from … Continue reading Menstrual Discourse and its Socio-Cultural dynamics that persist in the Indian Culture

Undefined Definition of Beauty

To the not required “social media influencers” who have taken the responsibility to body shame others due to their advantage of undefined standard of beauty. Thighs, thin or thick , doesn’t define character.Face , clear or having pimples, doesn’t define nature.Waist- tiny or big , doesn’t define personalityHeight- small or big , doesn’t define values. … Continue reading Undefined Definition of Beauty