Watch the Video: If Men Had Periods…
- IWB Post
- May 30, 2015
WaterAid is a British Organization that brings clean water, sanitation and hygiene to impoverished parts of the world. In honor of Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28, they created two parodies reimagining the typical tampon commercials if dudes got their periods.
“Every day 800 million women have their period, and yet most of us consider it an embarrassing and taboo subject, “WaterAid’s Chief Executive Officer Barbara Frost said in a press release.
Video here… And, JWB Team is laughing the office walls into cracks.
And if you think their approach to making this funny spot was spontaneous and flashy. Read this!
Although, the situation around menstruating women is far from funny!
“Menstruation is an important women’s issue. One in three women around the world do not have access to a toilet during their periods and having to find a safe place after dark is both undignified and risky,” Frost said. “Millions more suffer discrimination because of beliefs that they are ‘contaminated’ or ‘impure.’ Stigma about menstruation means women do not seek the help and information they need, while the lack of hygiene facilities in schools is a major reason for young girls dropping out of education when they reach puberty.”
In order to stop this stigma, WaterAid is encouraging people to sign their “Make It Happen” petition to help get everyone access to clean water and toilets around the world.
“Female representation in politics in many parts of the world is still low, so perhaps if men had periods this issue would get the attention that it deserves,” Frost said. “More needs to be done to ‘make it happen’ so that every women and girl has access to water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030.”
Have you signed the petition already! We did!