MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Tampon Video Game! Menstruation Illustrated! and more weekend links

The National Academies of Science recently confirmed that styrene is a carcinogenic chemical. Why do we care? Styrene is among the chemicals listed as a fragrance in Procter & Gamble products – but P&G doesn’t identify which products. So is styrene in Tampax tampons or Always pads? We don’t know, because femcare companies are not required to list ingredients...

Challenges for women’s health and more weekend links

You’ve already done the ALS ice bucket challenge, now take the lemon challenge and help end endometriosis. There’s also the taco and/or beer challenge for reproductive rights: You just eat a taco, and/or drink a beer, and donate to an abortion fund. According to a study reported in The Independent, half of young British women are unable to properly...

Is Menstruation A Disability

re-blogging re:Cycling In celebration of our fifth anniversary, we are republishing some of our favorite posts. This post by Elizabeth Kissling originally appeared November 19, 2009. I think few people would consider menstruation per se a disability, with exceptions for menorrhagia and unusually painful periods. But I’ve been reading a bit in the field of disability studies lately, for both...

Mythological periods, controversial underwear ads, and more weekend links

Your period, day-by-day, with the women of M-TV’s Girl Code. Hospitals are less likely to encourage Black mothers to breastfeed. A lingerie company that specializes in ‘leak-proof’ underwear for menstruation and for new moms has been catching some flak for its new ad campaign featuring women CEOs of technology companies posing in their underwear. Rachel Walden at...
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