Taboo surrounded around menstruation is undeniably a form of misogyny and every incident of shutting young girls for even uttering something as natural as periods is sickening. A similar incident reported from Rednock School in Dursley, Gloucester has shocked people across. When the schoolgirl during her heavy flow, sought permission from her teacher if she can go to the toilet, she was humiliated in front of her classmates. Her English teacher, asked her to learn to “control” her periods so that she doesn’t have to use the toilet during the class. Period Emoji Offends People: 5 Emojis that are ACTUALLY Offensive but No One Gives a S**t About.
The 14-year-old girl, Maisie-Rae and her mother, Kelly reported to Gloucestershire Live, where the teenager shared this appalling incident in her school. “Maisie had not wanted to be late to the lesson so she waited till she got there and asked,” the mother explained to the news outlet. Kelly further pointed out that both she and Maisie suffers from the heavy flow and that even happen up to three times a month. The teen said that her classmates were shocked to see her teacher’s response. “I just grabbed my (sanitary) pad and went to the toilet. When I tried to come back in to the classroom, the teacher told me that my bag was in another room and I could not go back to class.” Blogger Posts a Picture of Period Blood Stain, Loses Hundreds of Instagram Followers.
In a Facebook post, Kelly fumed about the incident:
The mother and daughter now hope to team up and visit the schools to aware the young girls about menstruation and try to remove the stigma surrounded by it. The headteacher of the school has given a nod to their proposal. We hope that the duo can erase the stigma surrounded to menstruation so that no other teen should ever be humiliated this way.