Women take photos of things they cannot touch menstruating

Women take photos of things they cannot touch menstruating

Women have many social and physical limitations in various parts of the world. These girls have taken pictures of the things they cannot touch or use while menstruating.

Women take photos of things they cannot touch menstruating

In different countries women have different limits installed upon them during their periods. At times these lead to serious health problems or lack of education and opportunities in life.

#1 is water

In Nepal women are not allowed to touch water when menstruating. This way they cannot maintain a proper hygiene of their bodies and at times experience thirst. Other people have to fetch them water instead and that may take up all day to accomplish. Women are forced to work at night and do their choirs in the darkness.

Women take photos of things they cannot touch menstruating

#2 is a mirror

Neither mirror nor comb is available to women with period in Nepal. It is not the biggest problem for these girls, but it highlights the attitude of the society to female bleeding. As if the woman becomes cursed and unfit to even look good during these special days.

Women take photos of things they cannot touch menstruating

#3 is their family

While menstruating a woman gets cast out of family meals! She has to eat alone.

Women take photos of things they cannot touch menstruating

#4 is her village

These women have no right to wash their bodies anywhere near the village. Even young girls are forced to go far away in the woods and find water for their personal hygiene.

Women take photos of things they cannot touch menstruating

#5 is food

The ladies are deemed to be unclean while having their periods. So, they get banned from cooking food! She cannot touch any pots or anything in the kitchen or eat certain kinds of food.

Women take photos of things they cannot touch menstruating

#6 is school

Small female students have no personal hygiene items needed to keep going to school during the periods. So, they skip lessons and at times completely abandon their studies.

Women take photos of things they cannot touch menstruating

#7 is religion

No woman with menstruation is allowed to be present or take part in religious practices. And that happens all over the globe.

Women take photos of things they cannot touch menstruating

All these things make women feel as if they are cursed through the bleeding instead of being blessed, as it makes them able to bear children. Such attitude also ruins female self-esteem and makes them disrespect their own bodies.

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