Menstruation has been a private and personal subject even within the family. With the introduction of this policy, it has suddenly become a topic of public attention. But are all discussions in favour of the argument?
A company in Mumbai with approx. 75 women on its payroll, recently announced “menstrual leave” for its female employees for the discomfort they face on the first day of periods. The company has also approached the Human Resources ministry to consider a similar policy nation-wide. Though the petition is already signed by more than 25,000 people so far, there are equal numbers, many of whom are women, to oppose it and think of the move as regressive. A company from Kerala has joined the trend and offered menstrual leave for its female employees. As the trend catches up with more organizations, I thought of asking a few people about their views on this and discover the value of this proposition, if any.