We all nodded our heads in unison when Rachel Green from ‘FRIENDS’ told Ross, “No Uterus, No Opinion.” That’s because most of the commentary that men do on the female reproductive system is not backed by experience. Hence, when they say periods are not painful or childbirth is normal, it makes women raise their eyebrows.
Recently, a man, who has no idea what menstruation is, decided to give gyan on women taking period leaves from work. In a tweet, Indranil Majumdar (a dentist by profession) said that he is not a supporter of paid period leaves.
Citing the example of a doctor, he asked his followers if they would be okay if their doctor postponed their appointment citing period leaves. He said it would do for ‘non-serious professions’ but probably not for others like him.
While the OG tweet by him has now been deleted, we managed to get a screengrab of it. Here you go:
His tweet comes after Spain passed a law that offers women to take three working days off a month as paid menstrual leave. According to a report by DNA, the law that has been passed as a majority in the country’s parliament makes it the first country in Europe to pass a ‘menstrual leave’ law.
On hearing his opinions, people on Twitter couldn’t stay calm and decided to school him for his sexist and insensitive remark.
Yes, if my dentist is writhing in pain, I'd prefer them to take the day off rather than jeopardize my health along with theirs. Also, what is a non-serious profession? I pity the women who work for this person. pic.twitter.com/N8lVTH6SHr
— Rituparna Chatterjee (@MasalaBai) February 19, 2023
Yes of course I want his surgeon to be dying with pain while he operates on him so he can botch it up. Even I pity the women who work for this guy. Thanks to Rituparna for calling him out. https://t.co/lMNGAllY4J
— Md Hishaam Akhtar (@HishaamAkhtar) February 20, 2023
If my dentist is in pain from cramps, is feeling dysphoric or whatever else might be happening to them, wtf would I be upset if they needed to reschedule? It's healthy to prioritize your health and wellbeing over work. Don't be such a big loser, Indranil. https://t.co/tKbQoPSdbb
— Bean 🇵🇸 (@DietPravda) February 20, 2023
I hope the 45 women working for this Bombil man see this tweet & think about it. After chronically suffering from period pain for decades it’s only now that I have just started taking an off when the pain is horrible because it’s not possible to function like a robot! https://t.co/5tP6LLfG95
— Dr. Radhika Tonsey (@radzzzzster) February 20, 2023
Men who are against period leaves will still want their wives to work in corporates and look after the family. Women be wise and choose sensible life partner. Don't reproduce with worthless piece of sh*t ✌️ https://t.co/gVD9zBMJx1
— Dee (@deevineincorp) February 20, 2023
This gentleman against the period leaves again reiterates the point that the majority of the Indian bosses are toxic and lack empathy.#ToxicInsanity #Spain#toxicboss #menstruation #periodleave #periods #misogyny #indianboss https://t.co/n7WS3snPzh
— Prem Thangaraj Nadar (@pst_nadar) February 20, 2023
It is EXTRAORDINARY tht women go through ~60 days of pain yearly & all r like its okay. Its NOT & we need to have a deeper conversation on this. In any other specie, they would have been venerated.
IF MEN had to go ~15% days in pain every year, thr would have been different rules https://t.co/k3FE5fFsVP
— Savio Shetty (@abeautifulmind7) February 20, 2023
This fundamental should be understood by all men before they attempt to showcase their stupidity. https://t.co/8kxRpxgQxt
— SHH (@whhyyysoooo) February 20, 2023
Nah why would he proudly mention about hiring 45 female staff in an anti women tweet? Those 45 women better steal all his money and run! https://t.co/xOhXRYIX1J
— ✨ (@gouravi_04) February 20, 2023
Since you asked, as a patient I am fine if my health care provider takes time off to care for her own health.
— Makarand (मकरंद) (مکرند) (@Makarand_S) February 19, 2023
Several doctors across the world have said that menstrual pain can be almost as bad as a heart attack. Moreover, women having PCOD/PCOS and other hormonal issues experience excessive painful cramps and discomfort when on their periods which makes it difficult for females to function properly. Sometimes, painkillers are not enough. Hence, taking the day off becomes necessary for women who experience such excruciating pain.
Glad that this guy spoke about it so it can spark a more in-depth conversation about a woman’s struggle during her periods.