Women have many social and physical limitations in various parts of the world. These girls have taken pictures of the things they cannot touch or use while menstruating.
In different countries women have different limits installed upon them during their periods. At times these lead to serious health problems or lack of education and opportunities in life.
#1 is water
In Nepal women are not allowed to touch water when menstruating. This way they cannot maintain a proper hygiene of their bodies and at times experience thirst. Other people have to fetch them water instead and that may take up all day to accomplish. Women are forced to work at night and do their choirs in the darkness.
#2 is a mirror
Neither mirror nor comb is available to women with period in Nepal. It is not the biggest problem for these girls, but it highlights the attitude of the society to female bleeding. As if the woman becomes cursed and unfit to even look good during these special days.
#3 is their family
While menstruating a woman gets cast out of family meals! She has to eat alone.
#4 is her village
These women have no right to wash their bodies anywhere near the village. Even young girls are forced to go far away in the woods and find water for their personal hygiene.
#5 is food
The ladies are deemed to be unclean while having their periods. So, they get banned from cooking food! She cannot touch any pots or anything in the kitchen or eat certain kinds of food.
#6 is school
Small female students have no personal hygiene items needed to keep going to school during the periods. So, they skip lessons and at times completely abandon their studies.
#7 is religion
No woman with menstruation is allowed to be present or take part in religious practices. And that happens all over the globe.
All these things make women feel as if they are cursed through the bleeding instead of being blessed, as it makes them able to bear children. Such attitude also ruins female self-esteem and makes them disrespect their own bodies.