To, all those beautiful and amazing women posting pictures with a pad on Social Media.
Off late a social media hashtag #SelfieWithPad has been a new trend. Celebrities across the nation have launched a challenge/campaign where they’re nominating each other and uploading pics holding sanitary napkins in their hands. Apparently a new movie called ‘PadMan’ is set to release based on the life of Padmashri Arunachalam Muruganathan.
Arunachalam Muruganathan is famed to have invented low cost sanitary napkins for rural women. What a pioneering and visionary spirit, for menstrual hygiene indeed! It’s ironical that a man who has dedicated his life for the greater cause of health and hygiene amongst rural women, has found himself doing rounds in the elite circles of social media because a movie is being made on him. Plaintively, the arrow has missed its mark in totality, because rural women don’t roam around in Instagram or Twitter, neither do they recognise such a facade modicum as a voice of their cause.
Pad in hand! Nothing to be Ashamed of! PERIOD. Wishing #padman big success ! Can’t wait to see it this friday! @akshaykumar @mrsfunnybones @sonamakapoor @radhika_apte ! Passing the challenge to @shahidkapoor @RanveerOfficial @ektaravikapoor pic.twitter.com/ZZr2zgzOyl
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) February 5, 2018
Here you go @aditiraohydari! Got the @Pinkvilla crew, @shaanmuofficial & my team to join in too! That’s us, with a pad. No shame. No humiliation. Cos it’s natural, right?🤷♀ Passing on the baton to @anushkasharma, @vaaniofficial, @thejohnabraham & @homiadajania #PadManChallenge pic.twitter.com/1DfHYN2SCE
— Diana Penty (@DianaPenty) February 4, 2018
Copy, Paste this & Challenge your friends to take a photo with a Pad!
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) February 2, 2018
Thank you @mrsfunnybones
Yes, that’s a Pad in my hand & there's nothing to be ashamed about. It's natural! Period. #PadManChallenge. Copy, Paste this & Challenge your friends to take a photo with a Pad. Here I am Challenging @SrBachchan , @iamsrk & @BeingSalmanKhan pic.twitter.com/lY7DEevDmD
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) February 2, 2018
Challenge accepted @radhika_apte…
Here it is- A pad… Even princesses use it! 😋 Its natural! Period! #PadManChallenge…
Here I’m challenging @RajkummarRao @DianaPenty and @FarOutAkhtar… pic.twitter.com/Gl8fVFieSX
— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) February 3, 2018
Just hanging around in the gym.. with a pad 🙂 no biggie! Thank you @akshaykumar for the challenge.. I shall challenge my fellow gym-ers @YasminBodyImage @Sophie_Choudry & @impoornapatel #PadManChallenge pic.twitter.com/xHLaSwt39Q
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) February 2, 2018
Affluent people uploading pictures with a pad on Instagram is as worthy for the cause, as a movie made on Rani Padmavati was for the vagina. Meaning, it was nada, zilch! Menstrual hygiene begins with educating women about menstrual hygiene.
PDA with a PAD. There’s nothing to be ashamed about, no big deal. Thank you for tagging me @DianaPenty .
Nominating @iHrithik , @Shanoozeing & @nikhil_thampi Lots of love and luck to @akshaykumar , @sonamakapoor and @radhika_apte #PadmanChallenge pic.twitter.com/4f0kU3viUa
— vaani kapoor (@Vaaniofficial) February 5, 2018
Such selfie games on social media are plain publicity gimmicks that fizzle out after the movie has done business. And even those motor-mouth celeb wives would lock their tongues then. Because paisa bolta h boss!