Today I saw some people commenting on Facebook how embracing it is that women in Sheema county in Uganda have no under pants. This is an election period in Uganda where aspiring Members of Parliament for next Parliament have began expressing their interests. This was a comment from on male:
"All along Sheema Women did not have knickers? BTW what is the population of Sheema? Giving out a knicker to each woman on behalf of XXX an aspirant for Sheema Municipality parliamentary seat. I find it absurd and humiliating".
It interests me that it is a male aspirant giving out the underpants. These may seem private issues but these are the real needs of the women in this location especially young women. It is the truth and reality that it becomes very difficult to go through the normal life experience of menstruation without underpants and sanitary pads. I applaud this spirit by men to address the needs of the people.