WorldPulse Sister, Ch Urmila reaching so many girls, changing lives, dissolving myths, building empowerment.
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MY PAD CAMPAIGN BEGINS!
GIVE ME A PAD AND MAKE A CHANGE!
Donate a sanitary pad packet and I will take it to remotest parts of India and Nigeria this year and give it to needy adolescent girls and women after training them on how to take care of themselves during periods!
‘Breaking the Silence’ Campaign will reach this year within India these places
– Jammu and Kashmir
Donate sanitary pad packet/s, send it to me by post and be a part of this effort to change the quality of lives of girls and women.
This year the campaign theme is ‘Men take lead’. So guys, its your show all the way!
Periods is not a woman’s issue. It is everyone’s issue!
Similar to the 1990’s baby-diapers industry
breaking through the Chinese market, it seems !…
There was this U.K. documentary (1990’s-2000’s?)
the garbage the world is faced with, with
the onslaught of “disposable” diapers
(away from the “traditional” ways).
It was also demonstrating, how the North-Western
industry of disposable diapers would have
a field day to break-through the literally MILLIONS
of the Chinese market
(which used traditional methods, still) …!
Similarly, for the millions of women
of “such” a market,
very profitable earnings for the “pad’s” industry
aswell, I would think !!!
Hello Tamarack, I have been thinking of Your response,
and yes WE do need to solve the garbage state and not
extend it further.
You say :
– You want the girls in India (the country)
and Africa (the continent)
who are finally (21st century, at the end of 2nd decade)
to have what
You enjoyed throughout Your whole menstruating life.
* Is it not condescending to be saying that women
that have not be using “pads” were … backwards
(in terms with the “finally”
after so many years and years) ?
* Is it not propably the case, that
the “traditional ways” of “handling” gynaestruating,
are actually THE “planet-friendly” and “planet-respectful”
as these ways are most likely
to be 100% recyclable at “production”
AND “usage” level,
as it is more than often doubtless,
one and the very “same” level
(so, the garbage inevitability of such consumption
is not relevant to these countries) ?
* Above everything else,
the “traditional ways” are
not involved with having to have “money”
to “consume” these products,
putting women in a disadvantageous situation
they not only must HAVE money
must RETAIN a specific budget
AND it is not minimal either,
on a monthly basis
(so, women are now “required” to have money
and if they do not, they are simply not
eligible for “enjoyment” or “emancipation”,
exactly the same as
the females of “civilized” countries who
almost certainly do not,
when they have none,
and “that” is promoted as “aiding their liberation”) ?
* Also, it is
still glaringly evident that
this whole marketing (via “women’s empowerment”)
will by far “service”
the gross earnings of the pad companies,
the women, it is claiming to be unconstraining.
(is it not, in fact, creating a dependency
on a product that, unlike “traditional ways” perhaps,
the women :
– are not producing,
– are totally obligated into a “money” status reliance,
– have no authority on price regulation,
– implicates a magnification of an unresolved garbage condition
that was not apparently amplified, with their “traditional ways”) ?
why are the North-Western cultures
(basically that of imperialism, “white supremacy”
-“male superiority” societies)
always on the assumption that
they have only solutions to offer to “these” countries
and never consider that
it could, IN FACT, be
the other way around
(since quite honestly,
it is principally, the North-Western cultures
of imperialism, white supremacy-male superiority dogma
and let’s face it, unadulterated contempt
for everyone else,
that has made the planet so totally out of balance) ?
Just thinking outloud and out-spoken, I guess .
LOVE ~ TRUTH ~ FREEDOM
are three words that mean the same
and none may exist without the other
Post Scriptum :
Would it not be far more unshackling to present
such conversations than “man-made” products
of deliberate servitude ?
Making the women of the world … PAY …
for BEing women … is the ultimate
component of misogyny.
It is misappropriation of women’s issues,
to promote the compulsary possession of money.
Especially in societies where “such” possession
is almost completely prohibited for females.
This is not female empowerment.
It is yet another corporate colonization
of the female species of OUR planet.
All the “public relations” talk in the world
cannot (white)wash the truth~fullNess
of this situation.
A little something from the U.S.A.ian Seriously.TV
about how North-Western women “enjoy”
their “freedom of womanhood”.
Obviously, again, IF You are in possession of money,
because if You are not, then a female simply
is erased from this patriarchical society.
I mean, a woman with no money that cannot buy
pads, what CAN she do, or go, or be
in these “civilised” societies ?
“Traditional cultures” appraise gynaestruation
as a period for reflection, self~meditation, planet healing.
To say the least, “traditional ways” consider it a time
when women do NOT HAVE to be “up & running”
in the unequal patriarchical rut-race.
The whole industry
around the “BEing a woman” malarkey
is a man-made contrivance towards the wanton
~ Chevalieuse de Faeinoterre Helia
[A rather crude video with a REAL point]
How much does it cost to have a vagina?