MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Menstruation and Music Don’t Mix

Menstruation and Music Don’t Mix

That’s the report from this arts blogger at the New York Times. Yesterday, doctors from the Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine of the Methodist Hospital in Houston held a daylong symposium on the management of medical problems among musicians specifically and performing artists more generally. Performing-arts medicine is a relatively new specialty, and frankly, I’m not surprised by...
Soon: (Even)Better ‘Bitch’ing

Soon: (Even)Better ‘Bitch’ing

As of Feb 8th, freelance writer, re:Cycling guest blogger, and oral contraception watchdog Holly Grigg-Spall (check out her blog “Sweetening the Pill”) will join the Bitch magazine blog team. She will opine on women’s reproductive health—news stories, developments, research, and more. I have been a long time fan of Bitch and expect to love it that much more with...

The Guy with a Good Attitude Toward Menstruation

All this iPad humor has got us thinking about menstrual humor more generally–what’s funny (to some) what’s not (to others), why and why not. In the end, anything-menstruation is almost always met with either 1) a shudder and a swift topic shift OR 2) an uncomfortable laugh that reinforces once again, the menstruation-rule-we-live-by. Then there’s our friends Chella Quint and...

Introducing the iPad

Word on the street is that Apple is introducing their first tablet computer today. With their usual flourish, they’ve named it . . . wait for it . . . the iPad. ETA: The ladies at Jezebel have published more than one compilation of period-related iPad jokes. A sample: Are you there, God? It’s me, Marketing. Don’t make...
Don’t Let The Cat(amenial) Out

Don’t Let The Cat(amenial) Out

Guest Post by David Linton, Manhattan Marymount College A short item in the February 2010 issue of Harper’s Magazine captures, yet again, how nervous some folks are about any mention of matters menstrual.  The piece referred to the publication of a list of words and terms that were blacklisted from use in crossword puzzles and other word games by a...
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