How important is Menstrual Health and Hygiene day? Image: One.com
Menstrual Health is often overlooked or considered as “not a real issue”. Also, on many occasions, women face comments such as “you’ve got to cope with it and focus”.
But, would men be able to “cope” if they had a sharp knife-like feeling in their lower abdomens or lower backs for 4 to 7 days every month? Probably not! So, why do women have to ignore it and pretend that it does not happen?
In some countries, women are forced to leave their houses or are banned from touching anything because they are “impure”, which is totally unfair.
In a world where women live longer than men in most cases (75.6 years as the life expectancy versus 70.8 years for men), one of the possible reasons for this to happen is women’s menstrual cycles and hormones. Yet, women are often ignored and overlooked in the business world and have access to fewer opportunities precisely because of our capacity (which is not the same as our desire) to procreate. But why should women have to risk facing poverty because our bodies prepare us to have children that we may not even want?
Glad that you asked!
There is a critical link because we are a women-owned business, and to achieve our best results, we’ve got to learn to listen to our bodies.
Running a business does not mean that you have to be productive 24/7. In fact, that’s far from professional because your body (no matter what your gender is) will resent the stress that you put it under sooner or later, and you will probably regret it.
Also, precisely because as women, we understand this process of change, we want other women to understand it too and to live healthier cycles that they can understand and interpret to support and empower other women.