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manasaysay:

rabbrakha:

Parineeti Chopra responds to a male reporter who claims to know nothing about periods (menstrual cycle). [X]

SO IMPORTANT.

I started my period when I was 10 years old. But we didn’t tell my grandma for three years because she subscribed to the “old traditions”, where a woman on her period could not enter the house, not even to bathe. Where she had to sit outside in front of the house (where the whole village could be witness to her shame and isolation) for the entire duration.

My friend started her period unexpectedly while we were at our local temple (in America) for dance class. Asking around if any of the parents had pads (all of them apologized and acted like adults about it), I thought surely the front office has a first aid kit. Don’t they have pads? When we asked, not only did they not have any, when one of the women gave one from her purse, the head secretary told us “There are men who need to use the first-aid kit, ya? So we don’t keep period things there.” Not even ibuprofen (which has so many more uses than period pain).

There are girls in India and Nepal (and other places, but I just read an in-depth piece about the situations in Nepal) who have to go to the “period hut” when their period comes and not leave until its over. They can’t wash and dry their cloth pads in the daylight, so they do it at night when the pads won’t dry properly before their next use, making them vulnerable to infection.

It is incredibly important, especially in India, to break the taboo surrounding periods. Break the secrecy around an event that happens to almost every woman, every month for literally half of her lifetime. Break the hiding, break the cover-up, break the SHAME.

Just break EVERYTHING. So little girls can go to school every day of every month without feeling ashamed. So women can work every day of every month to provide for their families without being glared at. So single fathers can confidently take care of their daughters’ health. So that women can talk about how terrible their period is or isn’t and give each other advice on how to deal with it without looking around to make sure men aren’t listening.
So that Whisper doesn’t have to be called Whisper, it can be called SHOUT. It can be called PROUD. So that we don’t NEED to fucking WHISPER about our bodies and our health.

7 hours ago on September 30th, 2014 | J | 114,889 notes
7 hours ago on September 30th, 2014 | J | 32 notes

pizzaforpresident:

lms if you cried

7 hours ago on September 30th, 2014 | J | 85,569 notes
infamousnfamous:

memeguy-com:

Halloween display fell over

OR
THE FIRST CASUALTY OF THE SKELETON WAR

infamousnfamous:

memeguy-com:

Halloween display fell over

OR

THE FIRST CASUALTY OF THE SKELETON WAR

7 hours ago on September 30th, 2014 | J | 21,653 notes

aroharveyspecter:

In which Mike Weston and Steve Jinks are identical twins, Steve is newly back from the dead, there is thought about voices and the nature of being identical, phonecalls are intimidating, and Claudia still has some issues to work through over losing her best friend. Coming back from the dead doesn’t erase the ‘was dead’ part.

7 hours ago on September 30th, 2014 | J | 3 notes

thewaywardqueen:

heavenlywarm:

radikari:

what haircuts tell you about sexuality:

  • straight girls all have long hair
  • lesbians always have short hair
  • bisexuals wear an elegant yet easy to maintain bob
  • asexuals shave their head in the style of the pious monk
  • pansexuals put pans on their head. they put a fucking pan on th

No no no no, just no. OMG enough with the stereotypes, I’m 100% lesbian with a damn long hair. Stop it.

Did you even read it till the end?

18 hours ago on September 29th, 2014 | J | 44,441 notes