‘Menstrual Leave’ Policies Ignite Debate Over Women’s Rights, Gender Equality
New York Times: In Some Countries, Women Get Days Off for Period Pain
“…[The digital media company Culture Machine] is one of a handful of private Indian companies to have started such [‘menstrual leave’] policies in recent months. Menstrual leaves are recognized in few other countries, among them Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, South Korea, and Zambia. The move has set off fierce debate, not just in India but around the world. Experts say the spread of such policies — despite their best intentions — could actually deter women’s progress in the workplace…” (Pattani, 7/24).