No, my family does not have these kinds of rules. I am free to touch or do anything in the house as usual. I have seen girls who use separate utensils during these days. They are not allowed to go to the other rooms as well. It is so annoying to see these misconceptions and myths related to periods.

I think, having normal biological monthly cycle is not a crime and girls should not be treated any differently. It is ridiculous that we are considered impure when menstruating. We are not allowed to visit temples. Isolating women in the name of GOD is just not fair. I can’t believe even now we follow this in India!