Actor Penelope Cruz has opened up about how she finds the taboos against menopause and menstruation extremely disrespectful. She revealed that she was angry about how society has turned these into stigma for women, and most families do not even dare discuss them. The Oscar-winning actor told a British magazine, “There are too many taboos surrounding women’s bodies and I think it equals a big lack of respect. You might be thinking what is the relationship between hormones and respect, it’s completely related. Words like period, post-partum depression, menopause. Even today, those words, you bring them up at a dinner table, everybody gets nervous.” Penelope also stated that she was elated to see that women were getting involved in showbiz more. But she also said that there was a long way for women to go.