The Palestinian woman: A symbol of resilience

The state of Palestine which has been undergoing settler colonialism since the past 73 years, has had a rich history of strong women resisting force and oppression. Be it in the West Bank region, the Gaza strip, or the recently much spoken of 'Sheikh-Jarrah locality, Palestinian women have taken their equal share of roles in the fight on-field as well as off-field. But not only in these recent times or with the coming of modern age feminism have we seen the rise of participation of women, this has been persisting since the beginning of the Palestinian struggle.

Symbolic significance of Menstruation

We have always been surrounded by taboos and myths that exclude menstruating women from many aspects of socio-cultural life. In India, the topic has been a taboo until date. Such taboos about menstruation present in many societies impact on girls’ and women's emotional state, mentality and lifestyle and most importantly, health. But even though there is a taboo regarding menstruation in our society, texts that date back to several thousands of years ago, tell us a different story.