MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Tina Fey’s Menstrual Musings

Tina Fey, true to her reputation for being feisty and transgressive, tells two amusing menstrual tales in her recent bestselling book, Bossypants.   The first is, appropriately for a “tell all” memoire, about her menarche.  The story, familiar to thousands of other women, relates how her mother gave her a “first period” kit from the Modess company that contained...

State of the Uterus, Living Well with Chronic Illness, Blogging While Female, and More Weekend Links

The State of My Union is the State of My Uterus: Those cramps you feel are the government tightening its grip on your uterus. More creative baking: an IUD cookie. Our friend Virginia Sole-Smith writes poignantly and eloquently about how living with chronic health issues, like persistent migraines and a giant ovarian cyst named Horace, tries one’s...
Menstrual Moments in Modelland

Menstrual Moments in Modelland

Guest Post by Jaime Hough   Tyra Banks wrote a young adult fantsy novel. And it’s a NYT bestseller. The book, titled Modelland, is about the journey of one awkward-looking girl who is whisked away to a magical boarding school which trains girls to become supermodels with superpowers, known as Intoxibellas. It’s kind of like Harry Potter, if Harry...
Do You Trust Women?

Do You Trust Women?

Do you see the connections between menstrual health awareness and reproductive justice? At re: Cycling, we sure do, because being critical of how menstruation is regarded (and managed)—from menarche forward—is one way we loosen the social control of women’s bodies. My body, my choice, my whole life long. And that’s exactly what reproductive justice is about—fighting for everyone’s access...
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