Kiran Gandhi is a 26-year-old Harvard MBA graduate, who we’re guessing wildly may never make it onto a FTSE100 board. She appears to have fallen for a ‘freebleeding’ hoax piece published about 18 months ago.
Ms Gandhi started a period the night before she was due to run the London marathon in April, then decided to run without any sanitary protection, with predictable results, of which she was apparently proud. The story was covered by numerous publications including the Telegraph. From the article:
On her blog, she wrote about the taboo and stigma behind periods: “By establishing a norm of period-shaming, [male-preferring] societies effectively prevent the ability to bond over an experience that 50% of us in the human population share monthly.
“Because it is all kept quiet, women are socialised not to complain or talk about their own bodily functions, since no one can see it happening. And if you can’t see it, it’s probably ‘not a big deal.’ Why is this an important issue? Because THIS is happening, right now.”
Why stop at freebleeding? Can we expect Ms Gandhi to start urinating and defecating in public places as those, too, are ‘bodily functions’?
James Delingpole wrote an inspired piece about this story for the latest edition of the Spectator. Enjoy. And so it is that Kiran Gandhi deservedly wins our latest ‘Gormless Feminist of the Month’ award. Her certificate is here.