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Women Respond to Temple Authorities’ Outrageous, Sexist Statement

Women react to the Sabarimala temple authority’s misogynist comment about women’s ‘purity’ and entering temples. 

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Women on social media launched a campaign against the Sabarimala temple authority’s sexist statement that women will be allowed to enter the temple only once a machine to ‘check purity’ is invented. (Photo: Facebook/<a href="https://www.facebook.com/indianfeminism/">Feminism in India</a>)

The latest in a slew of misogynist comments and statements in the public domain is a controversial statement by the Sabarimala temple authorities, who have said that women will be allowed to enter the temple only after a machine to “check the purity of women” is invented.

Naturally, women across India have taken to social media to voice their outrage. A ‘Happy To Bleed’ campaign has been launched on Facebook to protest taboos against menstruation and the temple authorities.

The Happy to Bleed page reads:

Devaswom chief of Sabrimala temple, Kerala has made a sexist statement that once purity checking machines that check whether it is “right time” or not, (whether women are menstruating or not) are invented, he will think about letting women enter. Making this statement, reinforces misogyny and strengthened myths that revolve around women.

(Photo: Facebook/<a href="https://www.facebook.com/indianfeminism/">Feminism in India</a>)
(Photo: Facebook/Feminism in India)
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(Photo: Facebook/<a href="https://www.facebook.com/indianfeminism/">Feminism in India</a>)
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(Photo: Facebook/<a href="https://www.facebook.com/indianfeminism/">Feminism in India</a>)
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