This is an amazing documentary about menstruation and the stigmas and taboos that still surround it. In fact, Miki Agrawal, the founder and social entrepreneur of Thinx period underwear and the narrator of this video states that the she discovered that the word taboo itself stems from the word tapau which means menstruation. She is incredulous as she states this fact and I couldn't help but be too. Periods are a natural monthly process that women have been going through since the beginning of time and still, in 2015, it is considered taboo to discuss them in many cultures, even our own depending on the time, place and audience. This video is doing it's part to help break that taboo but unfortunately, as the contents of this video show, there is still a long way to go.
At one point they go to the streets of New York, undoubtedly one of the most cosmopolitan and modern cities of the world, and asked random men what they know about periods. I was flabbergasted when a seemingly older professional man said he thought that periods were brought on by stress! What? Seriously?
As you probably know by now since you're reading this, I believe the Female Empowerment Bracelet can do its part by informing young women of what to expect when they're NOT expecting. The lack of knowledge surrounding the entire menstrual problem is still a problem all over the world, including places we think are highly evolved and progressive like the Canada, Great Britain and the good old US of A.
Please watch the video below and let me know what you think in the comments section.