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One Indian movie is fighting the stigma about periods

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About one act into the new Indian movie Pad Man, a man experiences a brutal, mortifying pad leak. 

The man in question is Lakshmi Chauhan (Akshay Kumar), testing a homemade sanitary pad he made for his wife. Needless to say, it’s not effective, and the scarlet specter leaves Lakshmi dripping goat’s blood off his bicycle until he abandons it and jumps into the river (honestly, same).

Pad Man is based on the true story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a South Indian man who made it his mission to create affordable, hygienic period protection for women around India. In…


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