WHAT WE WANT IS A BLEEDING GIRL – IRONY OF MENSTRUATION IN INDIA.

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A bleeding bride and a bleeding daughter-in-law is what everyone wants – a girl who has been bleeding month after month, for years. It is not uncommon to hear about cases of divorce on the basis of the infertility of the female partner in a relationship, discarding her as ‘useless’. She is useful and worth marrying only if she is fertile and capable of bearing kids. Many girls in our society are not just discriminated based on caste and race but also on the basis of whether they are bleeding or not. It is in fact a bigger concern than caste/creed that many girls are burdened with. This problem starts surfacing only after two individuals commit to each other in front of the whole world and it is not just the society at large but often husbands themselves who start blaming women for not being able to conceive children. If…

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