Respected Female Doctor Says Women On Their Periods Shouldn't Make Big Decisions

by Emily Arata

A prominent United Arab Emirates (UAE) doctor shocked female professionals yesterday by reportedly proclaiming that women should avoid making important decisions while on their periods.

Dr. Maryam Matar is internationally recognized as the founder of UAE Genetic Diseases Association and respected as a female leader.

In front of a gathered crowd at Dubai's annual Arab Women in Leadership and Business Summit, Matar spoke about the professional decisions she regrets making.

She said,

I noticed all decisions that I regret were directly related to my oestrogen. I used to take my period for granted, I did not care when it was my first day, when I was ovulating, when my oestrogen is up or progesterone is down.

Matar said that estrogen could be the downfall of professional women, adding that those in positions of power should track their cycle so as to avoid making impassioned decisions.

She also advised women to schedule board meetings later in their cycle so they are "less violent."

She said,

Nothing in the world is perfect, as a woman we have to be frank enough to be aware of our weaknesses and our strengths and try to utilise them in the right way by empowering ourselves with other elements.

Matar's speech reportedly angered many of the women gathered.

Several remarked that had a man said the same thing, he would have immediately been attacked by both the media and the feminist movement.

via 7 Days in Dubai, Photo Courtesy: Fox