Recently, an incredibly brave woman, Kiran Ghandi, ran the London marathon with her period running freely down her legs. She did this to fight period shaming and to raise awareness for women who have to hide their periods away or have no access to sanitary products. You can read the story here.
Wow, I thought. What an incredibly brave thing to do! I was so proud of her! Then I started to see some of the less than complimentary comments about what she had done, calling her disgusting and gross. Seriously people? Get a fucking grip! Periods are normal and natural things. Not something to be screened, hidden and never discussed. For example: My period started at the age of ten. I freaked out. I thought that I was going to die! Periods need to be discussed more and not to be denied.
All I have to say to Kiran Ghandi is bravo! All I have to say to the morons? Grow up!