MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Occupy Your Period

The Occupy movement is about equality. Its primary aim is to create a more just world economically, but socially, too, for economic justice and social justice are inextricably linked. The specific focus of each local group may be somewhat different, but Occupiers share a distrust of corporations and financial institutions and concern for erosion of democracy. Globally, this movement...
The Little Boy and the BFG

The Little Boy and the BFG

Photo by Andrea Mason. Used with permission His mother told me she was in the shower and when she came out, there he was. “He kept pushing them through the applicator and saying, ‘A flower!’ and then trying to sniff them,” she explained  (and the t-shirt, by the way, is just a wonderful coincidence). So why is this such a...

Sex During Pregnancy, Bloomers, Risks of Vitamin A and More Weekend Links

A team of Australian filmmakers are working on a promising-looking comedy film, Bloomers, described as “Todd Solondz meets Freaks and Geeks meets menstrual blood”. Visit their Pozible site if you’d like to support the project. Some simple tips for enjoying sex during pregnancy. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now recommends that birth control pills should...
How to Make Sure Your Period is Never “Late”

How to Make Sure Your Period is Never “Late”

Have you ever been concerned because your period was late? I know I have. But I’m not anymore! And you don’t have to be either! And since I’m sure you’d rather not spend several days every month nervously pacing and counting dates backwards on your hands while glaring at the general vicinity where you guess your uterus is, I’ll tell...
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