Children have access to smartphones from a very young age now. This means there are chances they might come across the period emoji, once introduced, and may also use it, perhaps, without even knowing what it stands for. Will the emoji encourage parents to talk about periods with their children?
Menstrual politics is at the heart of the Sabarimala entry controversy. By a majority 4-1 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the prohibition of girls and women between the age of 10 and 50 into the Sabarimala temple was unconstitutional.
Menstruation has always been plagued by euphemisms-Aunty, Aunt flow, those days, chums, and many more. Recently, while talking about body parts, we had discussed how it is essential to name the body parts by their actual names. The same logic holds here too.