Kerala Man Wants A Scanner At Temples To Detect Menstruating Women
The newly appointed Board President of Sabrimala temple Mr. Prayar Gopalakrishnan, Kerala has given a sexist statement that once purity checking machines are invented, that check whether it is “right time” or not, (whether women are menstruating or not) are invented, he will think about letting women enter.
The statement has created outrage among women across India , they have even launched a “Happy To Bleed” “counter campaign” on Facebook to protest against menstrual taboos and sexism of the temple authorities.
The statement posted on the Happy To Bleed page says.
Following the bizarre statement, a young woman named Nikita Azad wrote an open letter to Gopalakrishnan, stating the gender issues implicit in his “dilemma”. Her letter, which first appeared on the Youth Ki Awaz page, went viral and the Happy To Bleed campaign started on November 21. Hashtag #HappyToBleed is also trending on Twitter.
The campaign, which began on Saturday, calls on women “to hold placards/sanitary napkins/charts saying Happy To Bleed” and post the pictures on their profiles or the campaign page “to oppose the shame game played by patriarchal society since ages.”
Happy To Bleed already has nearly 100 confirmed participants while 500 more have been invited. “I’m definitely #HappytoBleed all over patriarchy. More power to all equal rights movements!” a woman posted on its page.
Since the launch of the campaign, a lot of people have been uploading images of sanitary napkins, tampons along with slogans in protest of the comment made by Mr. Prayar GopalaKrishnan.
If you support the cause, join the campaign right here
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