Episode 4: Just Go With The Flow. Period.
Periods aren't just a girl thing.
In South Asian culture, it means women are often prevented from going to places of worship, mingling with family, or, in Asia, even going to school. In this episode, we explore our own family traditions, why we agree or disagree with the idea of women "sitting out" and being isolated, how periods can often be a giant clash between Eastern and Western ideals, and how menstrual equity is different depending on the part of the world you grow up in. We hope the guys and the girls tune in for this one!
Join the Conversation
Do you believe in the concept of social isolation? Should it be respected because it's traditional or thrown out because it's archaic? As a guy, did you think about these experiences women face?
Period. The Menstrual Movement: A non-profit aimed at decreasing period poverty and period stigma.
Period Taboo Around the World: An article by Teen Vogue describing the various worldwide opinions toward menstruation and the stigmas associated with it.
Menstruation Stigma Must Stop. Period.: An article in Berkeley University's Public Health Advocate.
The Economist: An article about the documentary, Period. End of Sentence, which broached period poverty and period stigmas in India.
Period Poverty: Everything You Need to Know: An article on period poverty and how it affects an enormous number of the world's population.