MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Menstrual Art, Quitting Depo-Provera, Moldy Tampons, and other Weekend Links

Remember this transphobic tampon ad from Libra that sparked worldwide protest back in January? The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that Libra responded correctly by pulling the ad, and that the complaint is now settled. Bitch Media’s regular feature on feminist art and artists features five artists/projects working with menstrual blood: Sm{art} 5 Menstrual Blood Artists/Projects Worth Seeing. Our...
Fog Warning Ahead

Fog Warning Ahead

As I embark on my 40th year I look ahead to menopause. I guess there is a good chance I’m approaching some foggy years. Brain fog, that is. In the past week a flurry of online news articles review new research findings on the “brain fog” that many perimenopausal women experience. The brain fog is more easily understood as a...
SHE’S BACK! – AND SHE’S SINGING!!! CARRIE, THE MUSICAL

SHE’S BACK! – AND SHE’S SINGING!!! CARRIE, THE MUSICAL

At a social gathering, if you were to causally ask, “Can you think of a film or novel that includes any mention of menstruation,” it’s likely that the first (and often only) reply would be “Carrie.”  In both movie versions (Brian DePalma’s 1976  classic and the made-for-TV treatment in 2002 by David Carson) as well as Stephen King’s 1974 novel...
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