‘F****** Ridiculous’ – Martina Navratilova Takes Swipe at a Man’s Appointment as Period Dignity Officer in Scotland

Published Aug 18, 2022 | 11:23 AM EDT

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Ever since her playing days, Martina Navratilova has been known for her opinionated nature on several things outside tennis. While she earlier used the press as the source to disseminate her views, she has rightly evolved with time. Over the past decade, Martina has been an active Twitter user. She uses her Twitter handle to express her views and opinions on the subjects concerned.

While many hope to see Navratilova restrict her opinions to tennis, that isn’t what she herself believes in. Taking to her Twitter handle, she expresses her opinions on different subjects including sports, politics, culture, etc. Giving a glimpse of it, the 59-time Grand Slam champion recently expressed her frustration on a man being appointed as the lead period dignity officer in Scotland.


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Martina Navratilova expresses disapproval of the appointment

Earlier this week, a former personal trainer, Jason Grant, was announced as Scotland’s first period poverty tsar. While the announcement received praise from many, it clearly didn’t go well with the Czech-American player. Sharing the news on her Twitter handle, she wrote, “And this is just f****** ridiculous…”

Acknowledging the aura of Navratilova, it goes without saying that every Tweet of her gets massive reactions from Twitter users. This time was no different. Adding to Martina’s words, user took to the comments section, taking a dig at the Scottish government’s claim of it being world leaders in menstrual health.


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Learning about the user’s comment, an already frustrated Navratilova took back to the comments to further elaborate her opinion.

Have we ever tried to explain to men how to shave or how to take care of their prostate or whatever?!? This is absurd,” she wrote.


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Jason Grant’s appointment came moments after the Scottish government passed the ‘Period Products Act’. As per the act, the authorities will take steps on all levels to offer free feminine hygiene products across the country. The law, brought in place to obliterate period poverty and bring down the financial struggle on households, will have Grant take over as the lead period dignity officer for the Tay region of Scotland.


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As mentioned in Grant’s appointment, his role will encompass discussing menstrual health with school and college students. Furthermore, he will also be responsible for implementing new legislation and managing projects addressing period poverty in the region concerned. 

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Ahmar Wasif


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Ahmar Wasif is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is a national level tennis player and has a number of titles to his name. His experience on the court allows him to incorporate a deeper understanding in his coverage of the sport.
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