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Delhi student asks Zuckerberg to add an ‘On my period button on FB

Mark Zuckerberg Must Have Founded Facebook With The Intention Of Connecting People Over Social Network But Who Knew That It Will Also Become A Hotbed Of Promoting Social Causes.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 21 Mar 2016, 07:33:57 PM
Arushi Dua

New Delhi :

Mark Zuckerberg must have founded Facebook with the intention of connecting people over social network but who knew that it will also become a hotbed of promoting social causes.

Facebook has become an active platform where people share their thoughts, use it to show the things that drive people’s attention and sometimes generate money for the needy or a good cause.

Arushi Dua, 20-year-old law student from Delhi wrote a letter to Zuckerberg to add an ‘On my period button’ in an attempt to remove the stigma around menstruating. Not only in India but periods is seen as a taboo and people relate it to impurity and something abnormal to discuss.

Arushi in her letter has talked about the problems that women face in their daily lives when they are on their periods. From purchasing a sanitary napkin to how conservative mindsets still drive the thought process of people here which then belittle the female gender.

Women are expected to bear children, failing which they are shunned and tortured. At the same time, no one wants to acknowledge and address the fact that women menstruate and it is completely healthy and natural. Some see menstruating women as “impure”. Such an attitude is deeply engraved in our culture and ideologies, Arushi writes in her letter.

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First Published : 21 Mar 2016, 07:30:00 PM