Anish Bhagat with his 12 years old younger brother

Breaking Taboos: Sibling Duo's Heartwarming Conversation about Menstruation Goes Viral

Pinkishe Foundation

May 13, 2024

In many parts of India, discussing menstruation remains a taboo, particularly in the presence of male family members. However, a heartening Instagram video is challenging this longstanding norm. The video features a man sensitizing his 12-year-old brother about periods, sparking a conversation that's both empowering and crucial. The viral video unfolds with the older brother driving to pick up his younger sibling on his 12th birthday. Captioned with a poignant message advocating for educating boys about menstruation, the video sets a powerful tone for breaking societal barriers. As the birthday boy enters the car, his older brother initiates the dialogue by wishing him a happy birthday. Sensing the younger brother's unfamiliarity with the concept of 'periods,' the elder sibling dives into an informative discussion, delicately explaining the menstrual cycle and its associated experiences, including the pain and discomfort women often endure. The younger brother's surprise at this revelation shows the significance of such conversations. Furthermore, the older brother takes a proactive step by demonstrating how to purchase sanitary napkins, fostering a sense of responsibility and empathy in his sibling. The video culminates with a heartfelt message from the younger brother, expressing his commitment to ensuring the safety and comfort of women in his life—a testament to the positive impact of open communication and education. Netizens flooded the comments section with words of encouragement and admiration for the siblings' initiative. One user commended the older brother for raising a gentleman, while others echoed the need for more men to follow suit in normalizing discussions around menstruation. This viral video serves as an inspiration to individuals and families to break the silence and embrace dialogue about menstruation with empathy, kindness, and acceptance. To read the full article visit: Man Educates 12-Year-Old Brother About Periods In Viral Video, Internet Says 'Normalise This' (indiatimes.com)

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In many parts of India, discussing menstruation remains a taboo, particularly in the presence of male family members. However, a heartening Instagram video is challenging this longstanding norm. The video features a man sensitizing his 12-year-old brother about periods, sparking a conversation that's both empowering and crucial. The viral video unfolds with the older brother driving to pick up his younger sibling on his 12th birthday. Captioned with a poignant message advocating for educating boys about menstruation, the video sets a powerful tone for breaking societal barriers. As the birthday boy enters the car, his older brother initiates the dialogue by wishing him a happy birthday. Sensing the younger brother's unfamiliarity with the concept of 'periods,' the elder sibling dives into an informative discussion, delicately explaining the menstrual cycle and its associated experiences, including the pain and discomfort women often endure. The younger brother's surprise at this revelation shows the significance of such conversations. Furthermore, the older brother takes a proactive step by demonstrating how to purchase sanitary napkins, fostering a sense of responsibility and empathy in his sibling. The video culminates with a heartfelt message from the younger brother, expressing his commitment to ensuring the safety and comfort of women in his life—a testament to the positive impact of open communication and education. Netizens flooded the comments section with words of encouragement and admiration for the siblings' initiative. One user commended the older brother for raising a gentleman, while others echoed the need for more men to follow suit in normalizing discussions around menstruation. This viral video serves as an inspiration to individuals and families to break the silence and embrace dialogue about menstruation with empathy, kindness, and acceptance. To read the full article visit: Man Educates 12-Year-Old Brother About Periods In Viral Video, Internet Says 'Normalise This' (indiatimes.com)

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