On January 17, Anushka Dasgupta wrote this Facebook post about how she got a lot of unwanted attention in public after accidentally staining her pants while on her period.
Dasgupta wrote about how she was ogled by men and approached by women asking her to pull her shirt down. She was even offered a sanitary napkin by one stranger.
The post was liked and shared thousands of times. "I definitely didn't expect it to go viral. I've always been branded a 'feminazi' and all I expected this post to bring in was an unreal amount of hate," she said.
"My friends and strangers have written to me appreciating the post. The only thing I wanted to do by putting it up was to start constructive discussion around menstrual stigma, and that's been happening."
Dasgupta went on to mention, "The hate has been coming mostly from women, which is weird, and a few thick-headed shits who think that my post is meant to encourage women to bleed all over public property."
Dasgupta said that her biggest takeaway has been how her grandmother opened up to her because of the post.