WTF?! In 2017 Women Are STILL EXILED During Their Periods

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Опубликовано 12 августа 2017, 2:15
The government of Nepal is FINALLY cracking down on the Hindu custom of exiling women who are menstruating, a tradition known as chaupadi. Cenk Uygur, Maytha Alhassen and Ana Kasparian break it down on The Young Turks. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

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"Nepal has passed a law criminalising the practice of banishing women to huts during their periods.

The ancient Hindu tradition of Chhaupadi, whereby women are confined to animal sheds during menstruation to keep “impurity” out of the home, was banned by the supreme court in 2005.

But the practice has remained prevalent in Nepal’s remote west and has led to the deaths of two teenage girls in the past year.

Last month, a 19-year-old girl in Dailekh district died from a snake bite after she was forced to sleep in a shed. In December, Roshani Tiruwa, 15, suffocated in a poorly ventilated mud-and-stone hut in Achham district after lighting a fire in an effort to stay warm.

Under the law, introduced as part of a bill aimed at improving the safety of women in Nepal, anyone enforcing the custom will face a three-month jail sentence and a fine of 3,000 Nepalese rupees.”*

Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Maytha Alhassen

Cast: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Maytha Alhassen


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