World Menstrual Hygiene Day May 28
Women bleed, yes they/we do, and that's why YOU exist, It's natural. Because if periods were optional, no one would have been born.
Today is World Menstrual Hygiene Day is observed on May 28 every year. The reason behind this day being chosen is to make changes in the social stigma associated with menstruation. The number 28 signifies the average menstrual cycle for most women and it lasts for 5 days so this is the reason why this date was chosen as 28/5. On this day, you can send messages to your friends and family. It was initiated by the German-based NGO WASH United in 2014.
Here are some quotes that you can send.
"Menstruation is not a problem, poor menstrual hygiene is. Happy World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021".
“A woman must wait for her ovaries to die before she can get her rightful personality back. Post-menstrual is the same as pre-menstrual; I am once again what I was before the age of twelve: a female human being who knows that a month has thirty days, not twenty-five, and who can spend every one of them free of the shackles of that defect of body and mind known as femininity.”
"I bleed twelve weeks a year, so I know a thing or two about bloodstains. Happy Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021".
"I have periods now, like normal girls; I too am among the knowing, I too can sit out volleyball games and go to the nurse's for aspirin and waddle along the halls with a pad like a flattened rabbit tail wadded between my legs, sopping with liver-colored blood".
"Starving whilst schooled is like a man finding out that his wife was on her period... a few seconds after he took Viagra."
"While women shed the blood of life each moon at mensuration, man can only shed the blood of death through warfare and killing."
"Gradually, my whole concept of time changed until I thought of a month as having twenty-five days of humanness and five others when I might just as well have been an animal in a steel trap".
"Poor menstrual hygiene is a problem as big as polio"
"Menstrual blood is the only source of blood that is not automatically induced. Yet in modern society, this is the most hidden blood, the one so rarely spoken of and almost never seen, except privately by women".
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