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DC Rally May 23 for Safe Feminine Care Products

DC Rally May 23 for Safe Feminine Care Products

Guest Post by Sarada Tangirala When Ignorance Isn’t Bliss: Rally in Washington for Safe Feminine Care Products Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) is hosting a rally at the nation’s capital to raise awareness of the need for safe feminine care products. Representative Grace Meng has introduced the Menstrual Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (H.R. 2416) requiring...
Plastic Bodies: Women as malleable objects

Plastic Bodies: Women as malleable objects

SMCR member Emilia Sanabria digs deep into Brazilian attitudes and cultural approaches to women’s bodies in her book Plastic Bodies: Sex Hormones and Menstrual Suppression in Brazil. Published by Duke University Press (2016), the book is described as follows: In Plastic Bodies Emilia Sanabria examines how sex hormones are enrolled to create, mold, and discipline social relations and subjectivities. She...
Battle Over Free Sanitary Pads Lands Ugandan Activist In Jail

Battle Over Free Sanitary Pads Lands Ugandan Activist In Jail

Weaving A Red Web by Giuliana Serena A good deal of media exposure has been given to efforts in Canada, the United States, Australia, and Britain to eliminate menstrual product sales taxes and to provide pads and tampons in schools, prisons, and homeless shelters. However, there has been less attention given to such efforts in the non-Western world. To its...
Sustainable Cycles Rides Again: #SMCR2017

Sustainable Cycles Rides Again: #SMCR2017

Guest Post by Rachel Saudek Spokes-women from Sustainable Cycles, seen here en route for Boston in 2015, are about to set out for Atlanta to attend SMCR’s 2017 Conference. Starting April 1, 2017, a posse of spokes-women will begin the journey to the #SMCR2017 Conference happening June 22-24 in Atlanta, Georgia. Yes, we’re a few months early, but that’s because...
Endometriosis, painful sex, and physical therapy

Endometriosis, painful sex, and physical therapy

Guest Post by Dr. Sallie Sarrel, PT, ATC, DPT NOTE: This post was originally published on this blog on March 17, 2016. Dr. Sallie Sarrel is a Women’s Health Physical Therapist. “We have emerged from the days of Freud and finger pointing that sexual pain is only psychological. Especially in the case of women with endometriosis, sexual pain is driven...
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