If you have been witness to Indian tele drama in the 90’s or early 2000’s there’s a certain scene which we think all families can relate to. A commercial around women hygiene product being aired and instantly the elders leaping up to change the channel. We have been told time and again that such things should not be discussed in public. “Why?”, do you ask? Wish we knew!
The theories of privacy, respect and societal norms doesn’t seem to hold much importance today, when we argue for such hushed tones. In this age of information overdose, we know that knowledge is empowerment and that only by talking, can we be more aware. Still there are topics which a lot of us use encrypted words to refer to in public – women’s intimate health is one such topic, we feel.
Around us, the concept of shame has been so deeply attached to discussing certain topics revolving around women health, that it is alarming when statistics point out the drudgery which millions of women around the country face owing to lack of awareness.
Isn’t it time we spoke out about these issues? Or are these really sensitive topics which should’nt be discussed in hushed tones and only in the female chambers?
We ask you, our dear bloggers and would love to know your take. Share stories, thoughts, realisations, pour out your emotions, your feelings, and tell us what you feel when you hear this –
“Women’s intimate health, should the issues remain hushed or is it time we spoke out?”
You can agree, disagree, debate and do more. So just think of all those times something related had crossed your mind and start writing.
Arthur Schopenhauer once said “The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness“. We cannot help but say “aye”!
Presenting to you, ‘Weekend Blogging Contest at BlogAdda’.
5 Bloggers will win gift vouchers worth Rs. 2000 each from Yebhi.com. Kindly copy-paste this code in your post.Last date for submission: August 26, 2012, 11:59 pm.
The contest is now closed. Winners to be announced soon.
32 Replies to “Taking conversations beyond low pitched whispers”
Here is my entry-
My two cents:)
And yet, I don’t see the word “menstruation” being mentioned anywhere in this post. It’s very decently written as “women’s intimate health”, a term I have come across for the first time, frankly. I have already written about this.
My entry for the contest : http://shocksandshoes.blogspot.in/2012/08/how-intimate-should-intimate-be.html
My 2 paisa worth ….
Here is my entry:
Thanks to the contest, I got to put down something I had been postponing like forever 🙂
My post for the contest.
We can snub a voice, we can hush a tone, we can do everything but erase it completely. And if the matter still exists, it’s worth a conversation. So, let’s talk!
Here is my entry….
Loved writing about it… A sensitive topic 🙂
This is my post : http://colouredbydreamz.blogspot.in/2012/08/healthy-you-beautiful-you.html
Here is my entry for the contest –
this is my post : http://colouredbydreamz.blogspot.in/2012/08/healthy-you-beautiful-you.html
An article which shouts about the idiocy we display when we want to show how “conservative” we are!
Great topic! And it shows what a facade India puts into display
Here is my entry on the topic: When Silence Is Not Golden
Let us be open minded…. and behave like men.
My entry: http://theerailivedin.wordpress.com/2012/08/26/breaking-the-silence/
Here’s my entry for the contest: http://everydaygyaan.com/2012/08/the-conspiracy-of-silence/
My views on everything , the product, the ad and the audience.
An intimate health issue is not the subject of public debate. http://chowmiaow.blogspot.in/2012/08/womens-intimate-health-should-issues.html
Bring out the discussion to the living room – http://rathinas.blogspot.in/2012/08/out-of-closet.html
Here is my entry http://nabanita-blacknwhite.blogspot.in/2012/08/why-secrecy-maam.html
My entry for the contest: http://pooja-kopargaonkar.blogspot.in/2012/08/labelled-as-shameless_26.html.
I find only women writing on Women + Intimate + Health + Issues. Why?
Well, my attempt:
My entry on the subject.. http://sangeeta-homealone.blogspot.com/2012/08/hushed-conversations.html
Here is my entry for the same!
my entry for the contest: http://borntrekkerinindia.blogspot.in/2012/08/labelled-as-shameless_26.html
This topic was discussed at stayfree meet… lovely initiative! When will the winners be announced?
Am I too late with my entry?
I’m linking it anyways 🙂
When are the results?