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‘I’d like to see this issue being talked about in the media’: Kareena Kapoor Khan on menstrual stereotypes

Revisiting an old video of the actor on her birthday, where she attempted to dissolve the archaic stereotype associated with menstruation

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
September 21, 2021 8:15:23 am
Kareena KapoorKhan, Kareena Kapoor birthday, Kareena Kapoor inspirational videos, Kareena Kapoor videos, motivational videos, menstruation, periods, life positive, indian express newsKareena Kapoor Khan has something to say about menstrual empowerment. (Photo: Kareena Kapoor/ Twitter)

Kareena Kapoor Khan, who celebrates her 41st birthday today, had touched upon the topic on menstruation in this powerful video.

While it continues to be a taboo topic in the country, the actor had attempted to dissolve the archaic stereotype. In her powerful speech, the actor pioneered a group of adolescent girls from rural areas and congratulated them for championing menstrual hygiene in Uttar Pradesh.

A UNICEF’s Goodwill Advocate, Kapoor commended the girls who are members of UNICEF-spearheaded project ‘Garima’ that addresses menstrual health concerns in UP.

“I’d like to see this issue being talked about in the media, on websites, not behind closed doors,” she said at the event that was held in Lucknow in 2016.

“I have a 30 days schedule in a month. We do not stop working but use the right products, keep healthy and clean. Why should others, especially girls, be termed dirty or compelled to miss school?” she asked.

“Do not keep complexities in mind. Ask the government to provide products as this is not a matter of shame. We should feel proud being girls,” she continued.

The actor appealed to men for their support in women’s menstrual empowerment.

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