Normalise Periods, Humanise Women: Renuka Shahane on #HeForShe

Shahane is an outspoken feminist and wants to start a conversation with men to stop tabooing menstruation.

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Renuka Shahane, a Bollywood actor and outspoken feminist released a short film featuring her sons, which aims to normalise the conversation around menstruation.

In a Facebook post that she shared along with it, she said that while periods affect half the population of the world, it isn’t a conversation that takes place openly in homes.

Boys can never really understand what goes on in the bodies of women and you can’t blame them for that. But that doesn’t mean they can’t empathise. 

She says that boys only see the side of women overachieving and being successful on their period, but not the side where they’re in incredible pain and yet need to go about their days with complete normalcy.

There are times when one is getting irritated and overreacting at the slightest most harmless things. All we need then is for people around us to understand. Mothers are supposed to be superhuman, but I believe one should humanise oneself. I believe it’s a good thing to talk about hormonal fluctuations & whatever one is going through during one’s periods with the men at home.

Read her full post here.

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