GUJARAT: Shri Sahjanand Girls’ Institute (SSGI) students in Bhuj, gujarat alleged that they were asked to prove that they are not menstruating after the hostel warden complained that two girls on their period had entered the kitchen. There were forced to strip naked for inspection humiliating 68 females.
This incident brought to light the fact that the school was run by followers of Swami Krushnaswarup Dasji who claims that spiritual texts have outlined, “A menstruating woman who cooks food for her husband will certainly be reborn as a ‘kutri’ (bitch).”
According to The Times of India, to end this menstrual stigma of the kitchen, a Delhi-based NGO named ‘Sachhi Saheli’ organized a ‘Period Feast’ or ‘Mahavari Mahabhoj’ on February 23 where 28 menstruating women cooked and served food to over 300 attendees.In response to Gujarat swami labeling menstruating women as b*tches (kutri), 28 menstruating women cooked and served food to over 300 attendees while netizens shared pictures of their female dogs. Have a look here: According to The Times of India, to end this menstrual stigma of the kitchen, a Delhi-based NGO named ‘Sachhi Saheli’ organized a ‘Period Feast’ or ‘Mahavari Mahabhoj’ on February 23 where 28 menstruating women cooked and served food to over 300 attendees.
NDTV quoted gynaecologist and founder of the NGO Dr. Surbhi Singh saying,
“It is a lunch event to uphold women’s menstrual dignity. It is a statement against the dogmatic traditions related to menstruation and a symbolic protest against the negativity propagated by the priest from the Swaminarayan Bhuj Mandir in Gujarat.”
The women wore aprons that said “I am a proud menstruating woman” and a street play was also performed to dispel superstitions associated with periods. The guest of honour, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was quoted saying,
“In today’s scientific day and age, there is nothing pure or impure about menstruation, it is a natural biological process that should be taken as it is.”
Earlier, to counter Swamiji’s counsel and put a hilarious spin to his comment, pet owners also shared photos of their female dogs (happy kutris) saying that they are reincarnations of ‘disgraced’ or ‘fallen’ women.
Have a look at some of the befitting replies for the ‘kutri’ comment:
Well, let’s all agree that the internet is a magical place that can put a positive spin on anything terrible including derogatory statements. And, cheers to all the hard-working, badass bitches out there. You do you boo!