'It's periods, not some illness': Kangana Ranaut backs Smriti Irani's decision to oppose paid menstrual leave

Friday, 15 December 2023 (12:39 IST)
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut backed Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani's decision to oppose the idea of mandatory paid menstrual leave for women employees.

Taking to her Instagram story, the Emergency actress shared a screenshot of a news article titled 'Menstruation, not handicap, no need for ‘paid leave’ policy: Minister Smriti Irani’ and extended her support to the actor-turned-politician.

For the unversed, while responding to MP Manoj Kumar Jha in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, Smriti Irani said that menstruation is a natural part of life and shouldn't be treated as a 'handicap' requiring special leave provisions.

Reacting to the same, Kangana wrote, "Working woman is a myth, there hasn't been a single non-working woman in the history of mankind, from farming to house chores to raising kids women have always been working and nothing has come in the way of their commitment to their families o community or nation. Unless it is some specific medical condition, women don't need paid leaves for periods, please understand, it is periods, not some illness or handicap."

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