ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Blood, Period

In many countries, especially in India, menstruation is a subject of taboo and stigma, which feeds the ego and pride of a misogynist society that objectifies and sexualises women.

Suddenly, blood is in the news.

What’s new, one might ask. Given our pop culture trends, 24-hour television alongside newspapers and showbiz, and aggressive advertisement campaigns, we readily have the statistical blood of wars, the sudden blood of accidents, the sad poetic social emotion-stirring blood of starvation, negligence, and, finally, the shocking blood of sexual violence slathered, literally all over our conscious space. That last one is where we must be forced to stop and think a little more.

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