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I mean I literally said rural areas in my post and it's stated that it's rural areas in the article. But when a 12 year old girl kills herself because a teacher shamed her for a stain on her clothing it's indicative of a pretty serious problem and maybe, just maybe they need to talk about it more. Which this documentary has done for people in this rural region of India, as is stated in the article.I have not read this article but in very old days it was common in India to segregate women who were having a period. Nobody died as a result of segregation. I think similar things were done in some other cultures too, like not going to church, though my sample size is very small in those cases.
The unhealthy things shown in that documentary were did happen (since they showed interviews of locals that said so) and quite possibly caused serious health problems. This does not mean that the whole country is like that, and the viewers need to differentiate between the small rural areas addressed in this documentary and the rest of the country. I have to point this out because there is a tendency to overgeneralize when it comes to developing countries.