非常女生-月經並不羞恥 瑜伽老師經期拍片成熱話

非常女生-月經並不羞恥 瑜伽老師經期拍片成熱話

我們自細被教導月經是一種禁忌,不可以大聲講這兩個字,所以大家都為月經改了很多的代名詞。不單止「月經」這個詞彙不能隨便提及,關於月經的所有大小事宜都已經小心翼翼處理,不可以隨便見光。但美國一位瑜伽老師Stephanie Gongora就打破禁忌,在IG上載一條自己經期做瑜伽的短片,引起網上一片嘩然。

撰稿:Easy |相片及影片:Stephanie Gongora @Instagram

月經=禁忌?

月經,每個女人都會經歷的生理現象。從古時候開始就被妖魔化,被視為不詳的存在。隨著社會進步、時代發展,男女愈來愈平等。但關於「月經」,我們依然說不出口。雖然電視上經常會見到關於衛生巾的廣告,但廣告的用字措辭都非常隱晦。我們好多時候依然用「唔舒服」來替代月經,甚至連「我M到」都不敢大聲說出。既然今時今日大家都知道月經是一個正常的生理現象,為何大家依然要對「月經」遮遮掩掩?仍是說不出口?

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瑜伽老師拍片勇敢打破禁忌

之前,美國一位瑜伽老師Stephanie就勇敢上載一條瑜伽練習片上IG,片中Stephanie穿著一條染上了經血的白色褲子,自如地練習瑜伽。而她亦留言到:

我是一個女人,所以我會流經血。

I am a woman, therefore, I bleed. . It's messy, it's painful, it's terrible, & it's beautiful. . And yet, you wouldn't know. Because I hide it. . I bury things at the bottom of the trash. I breathe, ragged and awkward through the cramps, all the while holding onto this tight lipped, painted on smile. . Tampons? Shhh. We don't say those words out loud. Hide them. In the back pocket of your purse, in the corner of the bathroom drawer, at the very bottom of your shopping cart (please let me get a female cashier). . Events or engagements get missed. I'll tell myself it’s the PMS, sure, but it has more to with the risk of being "caught," at what…I'm not quite sure. . And I’m lucky. . Over 100 million young women around the globe miss school or work for lack of adequate menstrual supplies, & fear of what might happen if the world witnesses A NATURAL BODILY FUNCTION. . WHY? . Because hundreds of years of culture have made us embarrassed to bleed. Have left us feeling dirty and ashamed. . STOP PRETENDING. Stop using silly pet names like Aunt Flo because you're too afraid to say "I'm bleeding" or "vagina." Stop wasting so much effort hiding the very thing that gives this species continuity. . START talking about it. Educate your daughters. Make them understand that it can be both an inconvenience and a gift, but NEVER something to be ashamed about. Educate your sons so they don't recoil from the word tampon. So when a girl bleeds through her khaki shorts in third period (pun intended), they don't perpetuate the cycle of shame and intolerance. . This #StartSomethingSunday , I want to highlight @corawomen . . Cora Women is a 100% Organic tampon company. . But that’s not all. They are also breaking barriers. Making it ok to talk about periods, even on social media. Providing personalized, delivered tampon/pad orders right to your door. AND for every box purchased, donating a box of sustainable pads to girls who can't afford menstruation products. . Fuck yeah. That's the kind of stuff I can galvanize behind, NO money OR product needed. Just a mission I support on a topic we should ALL be talking about. . THIS IS JUST A LEAK, NOT FREE BLEEDING ✌🏽

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Stephanie還在留言中表示,「雖然月經很麻煩、很痛,但也很美麗。」她希望透過今次的行動,呼籲大家不要再將月經這個正常的女生生理現象,當成一件羞恥的事情,亦希望女生本身也不要對月經產生尷尬以及污穢不堪的感覺。

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拍片背後的慈善呼籲

其實Stephanie今次拍攝這條短片,最直接的原因是幫一位朋友做一個慈善的公開呼籲。有一個有機棉條品牌有一個活動是客人買一盒有機棉條,品牌就會捐贈一盒護墊給世界上一些需要而無法得到衛生巾的女生。Stephanie希望通過短片,呼籲大家支持今次的活動。她亦感慨,其實自己已經生活在一個幸福的國度,世界上仍然有好多地方的女生,因為缺乏女性衛生用品,而無法上學、上班。甚至那些女生依然要因為害怕被他人知道自己正處於經期當中而小心翼翼非常擔心。

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Stephanie大膽的舉動在網上掀起軒然大波,不少人甚至到Stephanie的IG下留言辱罵她。不過Stephanie的行為亦令到一些女生重新認真思考「月經」這個話題,反思自己過去的遮遮掩掩是否真是有必要。

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