Virtually every woman in the world has witnessed some type of stigma with menstruation –whether it’s from the schoolboy who shows a disgusted face at the sight of a tampon or from a sexual partner who shames you for getting blood on his sheets.
Girls in India have had to stop going to school; women in Nepal have been banned from religious services or social events. And these taboos affect more than social lives. Women in India have faced higher rates of cervical cancer and reproductive diseases due to a lack of proper menstrual hygiene, according to BBC Magazine.
If these stigmas piss you off, watch this woman beautifully slam period shame. Then show this video to every young girl and boy you know who isn’t already in awe of the female body.
Main image credit: Dominiqueb via Flickr