Don't enter the kitchen. Don't touch the pickle! Don't pray!

Why? Because a girl on her period is 'impure'.

There is no truth to this. Periods are not impure at all. They are a natural phenomenon.

These restrictions on vulva owners during their period could be for two reasons: 1. to allow them to rest by restricting movement and 2. to control their bodies.

It is extremely crucial that we overcome the stigma and myths that revolve around menstruation and normalize this very natural biological process and treat people on their periods with compassion and respect.