Actor Kangana Ranaut has echoed Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani’s remarks in the Rajya Sabha, stating that menstruation is not “some illness or handicap” and that “women don’t need paid leave for periods.” Irani had stated that paid menstrual leave could result in discrimination against women in the workforce.
“Working women are a myth; there hasn’t been a single non-working woman in human history. From farming to housework to raising children, women have always worked, and nothing has ever stood in the way of their commitment to their families, communities, or country,” Kangana wrote on her Instagram stories. Women don’t require paid time off for menstruation unless they have a specific medical problem; remember, menstruation is a natural part of life, not a sickness or disability.
Smriti Irani, a former television and movie performer, had already discussed this in the Rajya Sabha. “Since I am not the officiating ministry, I will only offer my personal opinion on the increasing number of economic alternatives that women are choosing to pursue nowadays. “We shouldn’t bring up issues where women are denied equal opportunities because someone who doesn’t experience menstruation has a certain perspective on the period,” the woman remarked. Smriti was answering a question about whether the administration is considering enacting legislation pertaining to menstruation leave.
Kangana is excited for Emergency to be out next year. In addition to directing the film alone for the first time, she is attached to portray the part of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Telangana MP K Kavitha Views On Smirti Irani’s Statement
On Friday, Telangana MP K Kavitha attacked Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani for remarks she made that disregarded the requirement for employers to provide paid menstruation leave. Menstruation is a physiological event, according to Ms. Irani, who also stated that the majority of these situations could be “managed by medication” and that “only a small proportion of women/girls suffer (severe pain)”.
Ms. Kavitha claimed that the minister’s comments had “disheartened” her.
As women, it is horrifying to witness such ignorance. We must demand equal treatment for all of our hardships and experiences; this is a non-negotiable. It is unsettling to observe a lack of empathy for the real struggles that women endure and the resistance we must exert in order to succeed in all that we do.”
“It is high time (we) bridge the gap between policy-making and reality with empathy and reason.”