menstruation

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 »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the news on our feminist radar this morning! • Tampon and pad delivery service HelloFlo released what might be ... Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: Testing Out a Menstrual Cup

Each week, intrepid artist Erika Moen digs into some aspect of sex and turns her experiences into a comic. This week’s Oh Joy Sex Toy: The Mooncup! If... Read more »

Don’t Believe in Sex-Ed? Read the Terrifyingly Misinformed Questions Tweens ask Kotex.

Since it debuted in 2011, the U by Kotex brand of pads and tampons (aimed at pre-teens) has made its mark with funny commercials and frank talk about periods. But recently, Kotex has decided to launch a part of their site that addresses... Read more »

Fertile Ground: Bloody Ecofeminism

There are a lot of simple ways to try and prevent toxins from being absorbed into your body. Everything from new clothes to drugstore make-up to regular deodorant carries toxins, and your skin, which happens to be the largest eliminating organ your body has, absorbs all that it comes in contact... Read more »

Sm{art}: 5 Menstrual Blood Artists/Projects Worth Seeing

Tired of that worn-out trope that women are impossible to work with or aren’t creative when they are “on the rag”? Well these five artists/projects are defying this belief, using menstruation as fuel for empowerment and art. Some of the images after the jump are NSFW. Read more »

In The Frame: Ingrid Berthon-Moine: Lipstick and Looking Twice

I know I’ve spent a lot of time on this blog looking at subtle forms of feminist art, but it’s only fair to consider the more direct approaches, especially when they’re as thought-provoking as Red Is The Colour. Be prepared to embrace menarchy, or menstrual anarchy… Read more »

In The Frame: Tracey Emin

As one of the most controversial artists of modern times, Tracey Emin has generated serious column inches for her overtly personal work, including the installation My Bed (complete with condoms) and her series of autobiographical appliquéd blankets, littered with swear words. David Bowie called her... Read more »

Reproductive Writes: Love Your Vagina Dot Com

In my last post I discussed with Elizabeth Kissling the anti-advertising campaign produced by Kotex to promote their neon-bright range of tampons and pads. There has been a delay... Read more »

Reproductive Writes: Giving Blood Part 2: Interview with Chris Bobel

University of Massachusetts professor Chris Bobel is the author of the soon to be released book New Blood: Third-Wave Feminism and the Politics of Menstruation. In the second part of this two-part interview she unpacks periods... Read more »

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