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Some People Are Getting Rewarded For Bleeding – “PERIOD”. Guess Who, How & Why

Published on: 13 July , 2017 | Ekta

“Period”: The state of endless headaches, body ache, nausea, head rushes, awkward postures, laziness, cramps, and a fake smile on your face to shield the inhibition & discomfort a woman experiences recurrently every month. Every woman who ‘has’ & ‘is’ going through her period realizes that it is not about dragon farts & staged drama. If you ever thought that sharing heart-rending videos & posts on social media, campaigns & long processions in the busy streets of your city, will turn out to be instrumental to people understanding ‘THE PERIOD-PAIN', you probably have unrealistic expectations. Some men pretend to be ignorant while others turn hostile to the merciless pain. It is an awkward situation when you have to request a day off and explain your discomfort to your male boss, isn’t it? However, some sympathetic men of the male-chauvinistic society have started accepting the difficulties of menstruation. Elating all the female employees, Culture Machine & GoZoop are two Indian organizations who have grabbed eyeballs by granting a paid leave on the first day of the period to all their female employees. They decision was announced while launching a video recording the reaction of all their female employees who were euphoric with their decision. This is gaining momentum nation-wide & we are positive to see many more organizations getting more liberal with their leave policies, accepting the difficulty every woman goes through during those few days every month. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avPgUxGC1Sg Infact, Culture Machine has turned heads by supporting employees in their educational needs by sharing educational expenses, and a force shut down on New Year's and Valentine's Day – are you like kidding me? Do you have a vacancy? Any role? Any pay scale? Any part of Mumbai? Hear the team speak – “We wanted to make sure that our colleagues feel appreciated, and also in a society like in India, where the ground reality of women empowerment is still a talk, we wanted to walk the talk," said Prasad, who's also chief technology officer of Culture Machine. We also hear that India's labor minister, has decided to extend a "humble gift" of six months paid maternity leave to all the women employees. Well, if that’s becoming a mandate, we may see a change in the hiring policies processes & gender preferences. We hope & are positive, that “THIS CHANGE IS FOR GOOD”. We love it. And ever since we read it first on IndiaTimes, we couldn’t curtail our excitement to share this cool thing with you. While we are raving about it, tell us if you support this initiative? Are you going to share this with your fellow colleagues & friends & spread the word to see the change in your organization & the society? If yes, share and say “I TOO NEED MY DAY OFF”.
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Ekta

A doting mom to an angel, Social Media Specialist & Professional Blogger. She loves to share her thoughts with other parents in the same turbulent boat. She absolutely loves & adores her family & is learning to strike a good work-life balance. When she is not writing, cooking or busy taking care of her toddler, she probably is dancing to some good desi music!

Pranita 2017-07-19 06:26:03

Omgosh! This is amazing. Can not believe this?

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Pranita 2017-07-19 06:26:03

It is true.. You can Google about it :)

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Pranita 2017-07-19 06:26:03

True... like a small revolution in the women welfare space.

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Afsha Galar 2017-07-18 01:26:10

So great to hear that people are taking initiatives towards something which is so nature bound

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Afsha Galar 2017-07-18 01:26:10

Second it. Small steps... but glad people are taking cognizance of it & taking action.

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Priyadarshani Panda 2017-07-17 23:44:45

wow such a cool organisation to work with we need more HR policies like that

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Priyadarshani Panda 2017-07-17 23:44:45

True story :)

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karuna chauhan 2017-07-17 16:07:31

dont men now wish they had periods for even PMS now! ROFL. on another note. thank god! this is imp. i had crazy time when i used to work and every month my boss knew i was down!

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karuna chauhan 2017-07-17 16:07:31

Hi Karuna, I think it's quite odd when your male colleagues get to know that you are down. But, they'll know anyway when we act wierd..lol! So, it;s nice to welcome this change & take an off when we really need it :)

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Anchal 2017-07-17 14:55:12

I am loving this fact that organisation are now taking care of women's needs.

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Anchal 2017-07-17 14:55:12

True, there are many organizations I kknow who emphasize on women's safety, education or maternity policies. This is taking one step ahead & being pro-active in ensuring that both women are happy & satisfied at their workplace.

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Geethica Mehra 2017-07-17 09:06:48

This is something new to me. But if it's really happening then it is much appreciated.

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Geethica Mehra 2017-07-17 09:06:48

Absolutely Geethica. I was zapped to read this; also because Indians are conservative & shy away from discussing this in public or at workplace. But necessity is the mother of change, as they say it :)

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Vasantha Vivek 2017-07-17 08:14:05

It's nice to read about this initiative. But slowly women are getting stronger than ever, I suppose. So this not really needed. You can use that day for being more productive in exploring who you are.

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Charu Sareen Gujjal 2017-07-16 23:49:41

Wonderful post. You have dealt with a very sensitive topic in a very intelligent manner.

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Minakshi Bajpai 2017-07-16 23:27:16

This is a debatable topic but i do not think i am in favor of this. Instead of a day off i liked the way you have chosen to write this post. Lovely reading.

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Aesha Shah 2017-07-16 02:32:01

This is highly debatable topic. But I guess it's a great move for women who choose to stay at home in cases of excessive pain and discomfort due to periods. Good move.

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Aesha Shah 2017-07-16 02:32:01

Aesha, I think, some women are shy about disclosing this 'period' to their bosses. Otherwise, it is always a good feeling to take a break atleast on your first day.

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Nayantara 2017-07-16 00:41:14

This is a great decision, hope it does get formalised in the law books.

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Nayantara 2017-07-16 00:41:14

Hi Nayantara, loved your thought behind this decision.

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Vidhi 2017-07-16 00:07:12

Are you really serious? Are there actually companies which grant paid leaves for this reason? What must be the reaction of men? Jealous of women or wishing to get something like this! ☺

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Vidhi 2017-07-16 00:07:12

True Vidhi, both the companies have made it official. The women in these organizations are elated & zapped - since it's obviously the first.

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Anubhuti Seth 2017-07-15 23:27:26

Great initiative may be for some but I wont prefer to take an off for bleeding when we believe its a natural phenomenon. It is just like asking your PT teacher to skip the PT class because of periods. Everyone has different views, so do I :)

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Anubhuti Seth 2017-07-15 23:27:26

Hi Anubhuti, appreciate your view. Taking off is not a mandatory. But, there is an option for all women to take an off if they have severe cramps.

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Prisha Lalwani 2017-07-15 17:57:45

hahahah, love the heding and the read is super interesting! India moving towards the best for women!! woohoo!!

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jiya 2017-07-15 11:44:00

I loved reading it but, I do not every wish to take a day break on Periods. I think Periods make me more stong.

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Menaka Bharathi 2017-07-14 19:09:09

Totally agree with you...I would love to off an the first day of my period...I seriously liked the way you have explained the issue..Brilliantly explained...

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Menaka Bharathi 2017-07-14 19:09:09

Thanks Menaka :) I think all of us would want to take off both from work and home chores. Unfortunately none happen at the moment. lol..

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Kavita Singh 2017-07-14 17:39:20

Such sensitive topic is written so brilliantly....Thank you for sharing this....it should be shared with all the girls to make them understand about periods in a right way....

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Kavita Singh 2017-07-14 17:39:20

Hi Kavita, thank you so much. It is a sensitive topic. Although there is some awkwardness in letting your boss know that you need to take a day off, but, people are getting open about this and things are bound to change, for the better.

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Kanchan 2017-07-14 14:37:32

Wow...that is so cool...much awaited news for the women community.

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Kanchan 2017-07-14 14:37:32

Hi Kanchan, absolutely true. We all yearn for that one day off. Look forward to seeing more organizations implementing this.

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Veena Regit 2017-07-14 09:19:39

Oh man ! Leave on the 1st day of period is like awesome. I am so glad that some organisations are actually walking the talk ❤️ http://www.thereadingmonster.com

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