Woman, 2 sons die in Nepal town in suspected menstrual exile

A woman and her two sons died in Nepal because of a tradition in which women are exiled from their homes and forced to live in huts during menstruation.

Many menstruating women are still forced to leave their homes and take shelter in unhygienic or insecure huts or cow sheds until their cycle ends. The custom — called “Chhaupadi” — continues in many parts of the majority Hindu Himalayan country, especially in the western hills.

English news – https://m.hindustantimes.com/world-news/woman-2-sons-die-in-nepal-town-in-suspected-menstrual-exile/story-SfBBDA0nLdP01pEQWceSsN.html?utm_campaign=fullarticle&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=inshorts

Courtesy – inserts & HINDUSTANI TIMES

16 thoughts on “Woman, 2 sons die in Nepal town in suspected menstrual exile

      1. Thank you Rekha. I just started to read a book written by Anita Nair, have you heard of her? The title is ” Ladies coupe”, you might check it out. It’s really interesting, an Indian woman who get’s a one way ticket to the town of Kanyakumari, meeting other women on the train and learning about their stories of life.

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      2. Thanks a lot for your kind advice. I’ll try to read the book.
        I would like to share my experience with you . I met, interviews and collected data from 400 Indian EDUCATED women for my research work based of them. Every one has a story and mostly pathetic one. But they were not interested in sharing it . So I am sitting on this treasure of mine .

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      3. Rekha, the more reason you will like that book, which I have not finished yet. That is real interesting research you are into , I would love to hear more about it. If you don’t want to share all of it on WP, we can be in touch via email just in case my email address corneliaphotography@cox.net. Well, I am sure as you know , that might be embaressment or religious or other reasons for that , they were not into sharing it. Stay tuned with me.

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      4. pl let me know the short review of the book , once you finish it.
        I have written some of the stories in hindi as i am more comfortable writing in my mother tongue.
        thanks for sharing your mail id, mine is dr_rekha_rani@yahoo.com
        One of the funniest reason for not sharing their stories is- what the society will say.
        Sure, thanks.

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    1. It’s followed in India too , of course in some families and in slightly refined way.
      See the irony- if a girl bleeds, she has to suffer a lot and if don’t bleed she ‘ll be rejected .

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