Thursday, July 27, 2017

Wind of Change: Menstrual Leave for Women Employees

There were so many traditions that women had to follow especially during pregnancy and periods. In many countries such as Japan, Indonesia, Italy and South Korea, menstrual leave is made part of the employee rights. Now, two companies Culture Machine in Mumbai and Mathrubhumi in Kerala have announced period leave for women. While doing a write-up on ecofemme, I had put it on share across whatsapp groups as well only to get a negative feedback from a colleague saying that you shouldn't post these in groups where there are men. My perspective was that it was a general post (more an armchair philosopher post too) about reducing your carbon footprint. Hope the ladies will also become broadminded to understand that there are men too among activists and that women are not to be bound up in cultural taboos any longer especially if you have no fear talking about your periods or pregnancy or desires.

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