Menstral cycle for women in Egypt

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Re: Menstral cycle for women in Egypt

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In addition to what Dusak has written. Menstruating women are barred from attending the mosque etc as they are considered too unclean to enter and pray so there is a cultural problem with the whole process. Just mopping up does not alter the notion of lack of cleanliness. Bleeding women are still thought of as expelling devils and bad blood which is one of the reasons that women spend so long away from home following childbirth.



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It really does beggar belief as to how backward this religion and culture is. :ni:
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Horus wrote:It really does beggar belief as to how backward this religion and culture is. :ni:
All the major religions have an issue with menstruating women....a sub-class of their problem with women generally :lol:

Although I don't think it's much of an issue with western Christianity nowadays, it is as far as the Eastern & Russian Orthodox churches are concerned.

Only Sikhism seems to be unconcerned.

http://www.ijssh.org/papers/296-B00016.pdf

It’s fascinating that although there are such negative views of menstruation, there are several cultures, myths and religions that attribute great power to women, especially when they are having their period!


According to the Cherokee, menstrual blood was a source of feminine strength and had the power to destroy enemies – something valuable if a tribe was going into battle!

In Ancient Rome, Pliny the Elder wrote that a menstruating woman who uncovered her body could scare away hailstorms, whirlwinds and lightning and rid crop fields of pests! If another 10 plagues were sent upon the Earth, it would probably be an army of women that would save everyone!

The most important thing to remember is that there are subtle nuances that point to the power of women even in those cultures that hold a seemingly negative view of periods or limit the freedoms of women who are menstruating.

http://www.maximhy.com/blog/2012/05/30/ ... -cultures/

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Re: Menstral cycle for women in Egypt

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Utterly ridiculous.

It's one way to keep Islamic women 10 steps behind the men isn't it.
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Regardless of whether it is ridiculous or not it is a religious tenet and is not going to change.

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Dusak wrote:... to see one of these renewable ones hanging out to dry, clean or not, would be a no go and they most certainly would not permit them to be washed in a hand basin inside the home.
I was thinking the same about reusable pads.

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Re: Menstral cycle for women in Egypt

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newcastle wrote:

... there are several cultures, myths and religions that attribute great power to women, especially when they are having their period!


According to the Cherokee, menstrual blood was a source of feminine strength and had the power to destroy enemies – something valuable if a tribe was going into battle!

In Ancient Rome, Pliny the Elder wrote that a menstruating woman who uncovered her body could scare away hailstorms, whirlwinds and lightning and rid crop fields of pests! If another 10 plagues were sent upon the Earth, it would probably be an army of women that would save everyone!

The most important thing to remember is that there are subtle nuances that point to the power of women even in those cultures that hold a seemingly negative view of periods or limit the freedoms of women who are menstruating.
Which is why they are so scared of it!

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