Can Indian companies start providing period leave for women, following Zomato and others’ lead? Radhika Radhakrishnan talks to Padmini Ray Murray about this important aspect of making workplaces better for women.
Menstruation, menopause, mental health, all remain taboo or distorted topics of conversation in much of India. Radhika and Padmini explore the arguments for, and against period leave, and make a case for why they are an important step in the right direction.
Radhika Radhakrishnan is a feminist researcher, doing qualititative research on the intersections of gender, sexuality, technology, and politics. She is currently a researcher at the Internet Democracy Project. She writes for various national media publications and journals, and hosts talks and podcasts on feminist issues. She tweets at @so_radhikal.
Dr Padmini Ray Murray is the founder of Design Beku, a feminist collective that endeavours to place an ethics of care at the heart of digital and design practice. Her recent publications explore the implications of the digital for the feminist archive and protest in India, focusing on how corporate online spaces, commit and perpetuate epistemological violence against the marginalised. She tweets at @praymurray and is on Instagram at @padminirm.
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