Nearly 100 million girls … Menstrual Hygiene

The 28th of May is marked as Menstrual Hygiene Day.  Its aim is to draw attention to the lack of appropriate menstrual hygiene facilities for girls and women in many countries around the World. One consequence of failure to provide such facilities is that it is a major contributor to the fact that almost 100 million girls do not attend high school, Menstrual hygiene is NOT just an issue for…

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The irrationality & damaging nature of (patriarchal) customs

All cultures have their mores and traits, their customs, their commonly accepted moral values and their culturally defined practices. Today, it is widely suggested that we should respect cultural values of others and not judge them from the standpoint of our own. There is much wisdom in this approach, particularly in regard to acknowledging and respecting difference and seeking to value rather than fear it. However, if the human race…

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