Leave to bleed: A jurisprudential study of the policy of menstrual leaves

Aggarwal, Vrinda (2017) Leave to bleed: A jurisprudential study of the policy of menstrual leaves. Journal of Indian Law and Society, 8. pp. 1-24. ISSN 2277-5552

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Menstrual Benefit Bill, 2017 was introduced allowing woman the right to avail a four-day menstrual leave. Having been rejected by the Ministry of Woman and Child Affairs, the Bill sheds light on gender equality as a contested constitutional value. The benefit of menstrual leaves, when couched in the language of a legitimate legal entitlement, does invoke some furore. The most vehement critics worry about a possible dent to the feminist project, believing that the said policy inevitably bases itself on an assumption which concedes to the women's physical incapacity to work 'at par' with men.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Law | Menstrual Benefit Bill | Leaves
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 09 May 2022 05:55
Last Modified: 09 May 2022 05:55
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/2923


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