Combating the Custom of Considering Menstruating Women as Impious With Modern Law

  • Suhasini kapoor and Riddhima Singh
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  • Suhasini Kapoor

    Student at Banasthali Vidyapith, India.

  • Riddhima Singh

    Student at Banasthali Vidyapith, India.

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Abstract

Menstruation that all women go through is still a very under spoken topic. This brings along several taboos, myths and superstitions attached to it. Such believes are propagated through low levels of knowledge and awareness upon this topic. Secrecy has led to people to misunderstanding the biological function of periods thereby reinforcing the same ideology upon other members of the society.It thus becomes imperative to address these issues and combat them through various strategies. It has been commonly noticed that when advertisements of sanitary napkins are aired the channels are probably shifted or maybe an important discussion is initiated then, moreover blood in the ads. are portrayed through blue coloured ink. In many parts of the country menstruation is considered to be an impure thing and the origin of this dates back to the Vedic period when it was said that it is a curse received in return of the killings of brahmins which as a guilt came every monthly as a impure blood in form of menstruation cycles. Due to these myths women are made to face many restrictions. These myths are unending. It thus becomes very important for us to be this change in our society, to ensure its social progress in such matters of concern as these are a direct concern towards the reproductive health of women. This paper shall discuss how can law and other strategies can be put into force to combat menstruation related myths. To bring a positive ray of change in the society it becomes important to address such issues of awareness and knowledge generation in order to stop the further persistence of such myths in the society. Modern Law could help us to bring such a change in the society.

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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 2476 - 2480

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.111625

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