Many call this a progressive move and I’m sure it will help bash the stigma a bit. BUT, I feel this will introduce more biases and challenges for women. People hardly take women seriously. Now add to that them knowing you are on your period – I’m sure they may brush off your comments as ‘PMSing’.
Personally, I think instead of having to declare here is my one period leave for this menstrual cycle, women should be given few additional sick leaves that they can avail without being compelled to declare they are on their period.
I believe that my period is my business and as long as I can continue to work, I will. But if I need a day off, I shouldn’t have to declare I’m on my period to anyone!