menstruation

Popaganda: Women and Pain

This episode investigates patterns of both healthcare professionals and society at large dismissing, demeaning, and disbelieving women’s pain. 

Loud, Proud, and Bleeding: “Periods Gone Public” Fights For Menstrual Equity

Menstrual products are seen as a luxury rather than a necessity. Read more »

Abuelita Knows Best: La Loba Loca offers an alternative to Westernized reproductive-health knowledge

La Loba Loca is dedicated to preserving and sharing “abuelita knowledge” as a political and social practice. Read more »

Okay, Flow: Evolving the Identity of the Menstrual-Product Market

The way in which we talk about periods and menstruation is deeply rooted in a history where gender is understood as fixed and unyielding. Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: The XO Flo

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly NSFW comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week: a review of the XO Flo menstrual cup. Read more »

Let It Flow! NYC Funds Free Pads And Tampons for All Schools, Jails, and Shelters

Access to menstrual products is a basic human need. NYC is making it a reality.   Read more »

Designing a Tampon That Can Test for Cervical Cancer

The “smart tampon” would test your blood flow for signs of cancer and other conditions. Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: Period Sex

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly NSFW comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week: The ins and outs of sex on your period!  Read more »

Will Ads Saying "Period" Be Deemed Inappropriate for Public Transit?

New York's public transit agency is squeamish about ads that mention menstruation.  Read more »

Menstruation Matters: A Guide to Menstrual Hygiene Day

May 28 is Menstrual Hygiene Day! What does that mean exactly?  Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the feminist news we’ve got on our radar today. • Friday was National Coming Out Day. Jayson Flores asks what it means when we celebrate “straight-acting gays” for... Read more »

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