Death does not discriminate between men and women, so should a mortal man be given the right to trample on a woman’s right to dignity, happiness, education and to live a spirited life?
I want to tell people who say that a woman is impure during her periods that menstruation is a sign of a girl’s fertility; if she doesn’t menstruate she will never be a mother. This is a system established by nature — how can nature or its system be impure?
Due to this system she is able to become a mother, to give birth to a child and to bring a new life into the world.
The woman is not impure; impurity lies in the minds of men and other rival women. Blood cannot be impure; it runs in your veins. Do you hate yourself for it? What is impurity? Is it in your
body or mind? Anger, jealousy, hatred, ignorance — these are impurities. If you have an impure mind, then, whether you are a man or a woman, you are impure.
Old time traditions had logical reasons behind. As I understand, in those days there were no sanitary napkins or tampons, even underwear was unheard of. It must have been pretty messy in the absence of personal care products. So the woman had to stay indoors — it was a necessity born of compulsion. But society used this to suppress and control women. A woman is not impure in any way; if a woman is using a tampon no one will even know that she is menstruating. Women can live a perfectly normal life during their periods. MIND IT.