Period leave: Would it help women in the workplace – or hold us back?

Menstrual leave: good idea? Bad idea? Wrong question entirely? I investigate for @StylistMagazine

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Period lead policies at work may appear forward-thinking, but ultimately will they hold women back? Stylist investigates.

Once, during a heavy period, I leaked on a friend’s reclining chair. I was only 16 at the time, but I still remember the precise feeling of shame and horror in my throat as I realised what I’d done – compounded by the fact that it was a male friend, the chair belonged to his parents and it was made of cream leather…

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