Women empowerment, Women in politics, Women in development, Women moving forward, Women working, Women in... oh wait, Period. You cannot possibly work when you are menstruating, can you? Sacrilege. Because it is embarrassing, unhygienic, gross and impairs judgement, spoils team morale, affects productivity and almost certainly will blemish the good name of the company you would work in.
Add Kerala, a progressive state with the highest literary rate in India, to sensitive issues like menstruation, periods, sanitary napkins and hygiene, you would expect some rationality. But no.