The Oscars Got Everyone Talking About 'Menstrual Equality.' Here's What That Means.
The film "Period. End of Sentence." won the 2019 Oscar for best documentary short. It's about women in a rural Indian village who fight deeply rooted stigma around periods. In her acceptance speech, director Rayka Zehtabchi said the film's subjects were empowering women to fight for "menstrual equality." Menstrual equality is a movement that aims to make menstrual products more accessible and affordable. At the 91st annual Academy Awards on Sunday, the honors for best documentary short film went to "Period.
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