Ghanaian songstress and performer, Fantana had a rough time while performing on stage at The Shatta Wale Reign Concert . This led to a bunch of reactions from fans.
A video surfaced online which showed a flash image of her sanitary pad that did not properly fit into her under pant while she was performing on stage.
Some persons believed she would have worn something under the dress to save her self from trolls while others believe it wasn’t her fault. However it’s been seen from a different perspective.
Fantana released a press statement explaining her displeasure at trolls with a long chain of reactions. She also explained the reason for her transparent under garment.
Earlier this year, I read an article about the persistent harmful socio-cultural stigma and misconception around menstruation that also leads to the discrimination of women and girls in some part of the world.
In some places, menstruating women continue to be viewed as contaminated impure and are often restricted from engaging in certain activities according to research by experts.
The united nation’s report released on 5th March 2019 quotes ‘the stigma generated by stereotypes around menstruation have severe impacts on all aspects of women and girls human rights.”
Reacting to the viral video and trolls, Fantana made it known that she started menstruating 30 minutes to her performance which gave her little or no time to think of a better plan this led to the mishap on stage.
She made it known that she’s a woman who is not ashamed of menstruating. She also added that;
Regardless of my costume being transparent, my only option was to put on a sanitary pad and still go ahead to perform. I am a woman and I’m not ashamed of menstruating.
I want to urge every woman to resist being discriminated against because of menstruation. I hope some people read wide and learn about menstrual health to stop the stereotype against women and young girls.
Yes, my menses appeared 30 minutes before my performance and I had to put on a sanitary pad and still go on stage.
Menstruation is not a shame and I urge all young women take a cue from my actions and not let it stop them from doing anything they want to do.”
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