Af - 13/02-17 18:27

Stephanie delte et billede - nu bliver hun både hyldet og lagt for hadStephanie delte et billede - nu bliver hun både hyldet og lagt for had

Yogainstruktøren Stephanie Góngora har skabt en vild debat om menstruation.

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Hvad kan få flere hundrede tusinde mennesker til at tænke grundigt over deres syn på menstruation?

Det kan denne video.

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? What are those. 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 even product needed. Just a mission I support on a topic we should ALL be talking about. . More ⬇️

En video slået op af Steph Gongora (@casa_colibri) den

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Den 30-årige yogainstruktør Stephanie Góngora har lagt videoen op for at skabe debat, og det er i dén grad lykkedes.

Alene på hendes egen Instaprofil har videoen fået over 5.400 kommentarer, og efterfølgende har medier i hele verden fået øjnene op for hendes pointe.

'Det er beskidt, det er smertefuldt, det er forfærdeligt og det er smukt. Og det aner du ikke. For jeg skjuler det.'

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Sådan skriver Stephanie selv til sine mere end 260.000 følgere om videoen, hvor hun dyrker yoga med en rød menstruationsplet mellem benene.

I den lange tekst opfordrer hun verden til at behandle menstruation på en mere naturlig måde, og kvinder til ikke at være flove over det.

Men som man måske kunne forvente, er det ikke alle, som fanger beskeden.

Mange skriver nedsættende ting til billedet, så Stephanie Góngora har nok ret, når hun mener, at vi har lang vej igen for at få alle til at forstå, at menstruation er en naturlig ting.

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