My Period is not a sickness

Muktasree Chakma Sathi:

No, I don’t say ” শরীর খারাপ” ( I am sick) when i am having my period. If somebody ask me why I am not doing as I work everyday. I tell them I am having my periods and I am having stomachache or whatever I am having . I DONT GO ROUND AND ROUND WITH WORDS HOPING THE PERSON WHOM I AM TALKING WITH WILL UNDERSTAND…..

It’s not a sickness. It’s natural. We shouldn’t be ashamed for being natural!!

We shouldn’t be banned from religious ceremony when we are having period, we shouldn’t feel we are impure. ( if seriously god is great then I assume he/she is wise enough too to understand this happens for the sake of reproduction, if he/she doesn’t understand it I doubt in his/her almightiness). We should tell our bosses and co workers why we can’t run with our works as we do rest of the month. When we are asked, we should say very clearly “because I am having my period”. If he /she doesn’t tend to understand it CONFRONT HIM/HER . Let them know women deals with period in their own ways. Some remains fine just like other days, some feels uncomfortable.

Also dear girls, ask the dispensary guy not to wrap your pads as if you are carrying alcohol bottles. period is not the thing women should be ashamed of. Feel ashamed when you cheat, you lie, you cause harm to others, you hurt others with your selfishness. STOP feeling ashamed for having periods!

DEAR boys, stop being dickhead regarding periods. you are here in this world because a portion of human kind have periods and other parts have the XY chromosomes. We need both for a natural birth. As you think taking pride on dick is manhood just remember period is a part of womanhood too.

P.S: I am SOOOOOO tired of men who make period jokes and of women who are ashamed for having it. I pity both of you.

Muktasree Chakma Sathi is a rights activist, researcher, columnist and feminist, working for the rights of minorities, particularly the rights of women, children, and Indigenous peoples. The issues of sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as peace and security are key focus areas of her work. She has a keen interest in issues relating to multiple identities as she comes from a culturally diverse family and household where different cultures and ethnicity harmoniously coexist and interact. She grew up resisting those who questioned her culture, her identity and the purity of her blood. She grew up fighting all bullies who oppress and intimidate the vulnerable and voiceless. You can follow her in twitter @SathiChakma.

The article was previously published at: https://womenchapter.com/views/13746

 

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