The Indian sanitary pad revolutionary

The Indian sanitary pad revolutionary

“A school dropout from a poor family in southern India has revolutionized menstrual health for rural women in developing countries by inventing a simple machine they can use to make cheap sanitary pads.

Arunachalam Muruganantham’s invention came at great personal cost – he nearly lost his family, his money and his place in society. But he kept his sense of humor.”

Reading this filled me with absolute joy. This man selflessly, over the span of many years, made women’s health and financial independence a priority, to his own detriment. He’s my new hero, and he is proof that men can be feminists, too.

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2 thoughts on “The Indian sanitary pad revolutionary

  1. Wow, this is absolutely amazing! Not only did this man see the need these women had for sanitary pads and fought tooth and nail to provide it, but he also gave them a way to earn money and provide for one another. I love it when the article says that the the women who sell the pads get to choose their own brand name and that they are “by the women, for the women and to the women.” This is so wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

    -C

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