Monday, March 27, 2006

Public Register of Menstural Cycles

Read this at KV Raja's blog (Tamil) (via Gilli).

A hostel in Madurai has been forcing students to maintain a public register of their menstrual cycle.

This is to prevent premarital sex and to ensure that teenage girls do not go astray.

The invasion of privacy has been taking place for years at the government hostel for poor and backward class students in Tamil Nadu's Madurai district.

The register has columns for the exact dates of their cycle. Even slightly irregular dates invite snide remarks and harsh reprimands by the hostel warden.

Full NDTV report here.


Vidya said...

WHAT ??????. At loss for words ... wonder how they plan to check for the chastity in men ... ????

I said...

Gosh! The "moral" obsession with sex is incredibly funny and gross, at the same time.

Deepa said...

Makes TamilNadu-ites hang their heads in shame.

Ambar said...


inlivenout said...

Well,either the policy makers had never heard of contraceptives or they are so bored with life that they come up with such brilliant ideas.

Anonymous said...

is the hostel run by Dr.Ramadoss, the crusader of karpu ??