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Well good for him! And good for the women of India, better than leaves and husks. It's pretty shocking to realize that something so simple as a sanitary napkin is too expensive for women in 2013, even in India. I guess that India's burgeoning capitalism hasn't trickled down any modicum of wealth to so many yet. It's great that these women have a chance to create cottage industries with his menstrual pad machine and can earn a bit of extra money and supply something as simple as an affordable pad to catch menstrual blood to his county's women.
It is sad how poor so many people are. Yet even there, we see examples of free enterprise at work supplying an unmet need.
They're good for bicycle helmet pads too.
Just another example of the difference between the First World countries and all the rest. Visitors from the US typically experience the Third World whilst staying in modern enclaves, except for short, safe excursions to view cultural points of interest. They then come home and exclaim how similar country X is to our own society. (If not how superior it is.) How wrong they are.
There's a scene in the Saudi Arabian movie "Wajdja" in which 10-year-old girls (probably 4th graders) are told not to touch Qu'rans while menstruating. Next scene? A girl is turning a page with her hand covered by a Kleenex-brand tissue. (Later, the girls are told to never leave a Qu'ran lying open. Why? The devil will get in!)
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