MENSTRUATION MATTERS

TV series “I Love Dick” takes on menstruation

TV series “I Love Dick” takes on menstruation

 “I Love Dick,” the provocatively titled new Amazon video series that premiered recently to considerable fanfare, joins the still small canon of films and TV programs taking on the topic of how sexual and social relationships are shaped by the presence of menstruation.  (Spoiler Alert: The following discussion includes details that might undermine a new viewer’s enjoyment of the... read more
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... read more
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... read more
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... read more
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... read more
Endometriosis research and technology update

Endometriosis research and technology update

Today, one in ten women are living with endometriosis. You don’t need to look far to find a Tweet, Facebook post or blog entry by someone you know living with the disease. So far in 2017, when it comes to endometriosis, patient advocacy, storytelling and education is on the rise. Researchers, rather than hypothesize about the symptoms and treatment options,... read more
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