• Aarthy Iyengar

'Pain a Bias'

Though the fact that the talks about “period leave” have begun with some companies already having them, it is quite rare and we are far from having such leaves in every organization. Given this context, women are to work extra with the pain in order to keep themselves at par in a society that is already questioning women’s abilities and uses menstruation as a justification for their bias.


"The abdomen is throbbing like hell,

And it’s bleeding like Caesar’s wound.

I could just lay back and pray,

For the day to end.

For I have my reasons but

I will finish this off, this job.

Cos’ I know, this pain is nowhere to go,

And I won’t let you men out there,

To point this as a reason

As to why women are less efficient!

So, here comes double the effort. "

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