Happy To Bleed

 November 24 2015 at 8:06   239    

Happy To Bleed

Following a controversial statement that women will be allowed to enter the famous Sabarimala temple in Kerala only after a machine to "check the purity of women" is invented, outraged women across India have launched a Happy To Bleed "counter campaign" on Facebook to protest against menstrual taboos and sexism of the temple authorities.

The campaign, which began on Saturday, calls on women "to hold placards/sanitary napkins/charts saying Happy To Bleed" and post the pictures on their profiles or the campaign page "to oppose the shame game played by patriarchal society since ages." Happy To Bleed already has nearly 100 confirmed participants while 500 more have been invited. "I'm definitely ‪#‎HappytoBleed‬ all over patriarchy. More power to all equal rights movements!" a woman posted on its page. Hashtag #HappyToBleed is also trending on Twitter.

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