Hey Anjuli! Thanks for writing this article. It really captures the soul of this debate. I hope a lot more people read this to understand this issue. Having said that I find this debate is completely unnecessary in the first place. What people don’t realize is that women go through different experiences in their periods and their way of dealing with them is also different from one another.
I have a pcos problem and i suffer from excruciating pain during first day of period but i would not like to take any holiday because for me work diverts attention from my pain and this is how I deal with it but at the same time i understand that other women deal with their pain differently. I think this call to take a holiday or not should be left to decide by each woman. This can’t be dictated by one person and especially not by men!