Independent- A company has introduced a “period policy” in an effort to give women more flexibility and “create a happier and healthier working environment”. Coexist, a community interest firm in Bristol, has a largely female workforce and believes tapping into employees’ natural cycles will benefit everyone. It hopes to tackle the taboo of menstruation by becoming the first company in the UK to introduce a policy to allow women leave if they are suffering. Bex Baxter, a director at Coexist, said: “As a manager of staff I have seen women really suffer with their periods and I have found them doubled over in a lot of pain. “They feel guilty and ashamed for taking time off and often sit at their desks in silence not wanting to acknowledge it.
Listen you know my motto is snake it til you make it. Any time you can get paid to not work, you should go for it. And I realize that women having their period is no picnic. But it isn’t a picnic for us either. That’s why I think there should be a little bit of equality when it comes to chicks getting time off for their period. If you life is miserable because it is that time of the month for you girlfriend or wife, you should be allowed to stay home and watch Price Is Right. Same for smokers on their smoking breaks. If I don’t want to light up a pack of Marlboro reds like Yo, I should get out of work a half hour early. All we hear about in 2016 is equality for all. Which is why I say period leaves for all!