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Egg Freezing, DIY Abortions, The Great Wall of Vagina, and More Weekend Links

Egg Freezing, DIY Abortions, The Great Wall of Vagina, and More Weekend Links

By Don Alberti (Own work) CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Seven tips to help your cloth pads last longer, from Glad Rags. Increasing restrictions on abortion access have led to a rise in DIY abortions. The Great Wall of Vagina is pretty much what it sounds like: A nine-meter-long polyptych consisting of 400 plaster casts of vulvas, all...

A Quiet Celebration of the Horny Menstruator

Guest Post by Lauren Rosewarne Courtney Cox shocked America in 1985 when she became the first person to say “period” on TV. Period, at least, in the context of menstruation and not punctuation.   Tampax, 1985-style   Flash forward a couple of decades and this year the same daring word (along with a couple of other doozies) ruffled a few...
Menstruation — It’s Not Like Anything Else

Menstruation — It’s Not Like Anything Else

I got a bit snippy with a new reader in our comments recently. I didn’t mean to, and I sure hope I didn’t drive anyone away from re:Cycling. But after 20 years of studying, writing, talking, and reading menstruation research, I’ve grown weary of certain predictable responses when people learn the subject of my work. Chris Bobel sometimes talks...
This Time With Feeling! Making the Menstrual-Reproductive Justice Connection

This Time With Feeling! Making the Menstrual-Reproductive Justice Connection

Rejection stings. A couple weeks ago, I received  the following ‘thanks, but no’ to a  proposal I sent to a reproductive justice conference, Dear Chris Bobel, Thank you for submitting your proposal, “How Menstruation Matters to the Reproductive Justice Movement”…..Our staff has spent the last few months evaluating proposals and building an initial workshop list. We were inspired by...
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