Or could you answer why there was a shortage of tampons in 2020? Or why there were forced closures of reproductive health services, places where vulnerable individuals could receive menstrual health products?
We’d like to venture a few guesses…
Those who do not bleed, those who don’t go through menopausal episodes have been passing legislation or creating commercial practices that don’t serve us well.
They have ideals that influence our bodies but have nothing to do with their experiences. Without understanding our bodies, we cannot allow them to continue to make decisions based off of financial greed, or archaic stigmas, or even philosophical rhetoric that has nothing to do with this day and age.
It is important for individuals, organisations, and governments to challenge and address these stigmas in order to promote menstrual health and rights, and to create more inclusive and equitable societies.