Opposition leaders Supriya Shrinate and Priyanka Chaturvedi attacked Union Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Smriti Irani over her “which gay man without a uterus has a menstrual cycle” remark. Irani had in an interview said that she opposed the Menstrual Hygiene Policy because she did not want women to face discrimination and harassment at the workplace over it. According to the minister, menstruation is not a “handicap” and it shouldn’t warrant a specific policy for “paid leave” Priyanka Chaturvedi termed Irani’s remark as shocking and insensitive while Shrinate said that LGBTQIA+ is not gay men alone, the community includes men and several menstruating women and she finds Irani’s apathy and ignorance appallingWhich Gay Men Have a Menstrual Cycle? Smriti Irani Hits Out at RJD MP Manoj Jha’s Question on Menstrual Hygiene for LGBTQIA+ Community (Watch Video).

Opposition Leaders Reaction to Smriti Irani’s Remark

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