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MENSTRUAL MISCHIEF: South Park Meets Judy Blume

MENSTRUAL MISCHIEF: South Park Meets Judy Blume

Note: Inspiration for the following observation came from research and writing done by a former student of mine, Bob Newman, whose thorough analysis of the menstrual elements in adult TV cartoons is the source of the critique. It is likely, at least for women who grew up from 1970 onward, that the most widely known menstrual reference in popular culture...
Are menopause stereotypes still selling?

Are menopause stereotypes still selling?

The holiday season brings plenty of opportunities to celebrate as well as to reflect on our lives, our society, and the state of the world. So, here’s an opportunity to reflect on the state of the menstrual ecology, a look back at a post from three years ago, published on Aug. 6, 2012. This piece was about a book...
A cha cha about menstrual products, and other menstrual poetry open mic originals.

A cha cha about menstrual products, and other menstrual poetry open mic originals.

#SMCR2015 Plenary Session Video Presentation Menstrual Poetry Open Mic Menstrual educator and activist Chella Quint, center, teaches the audience the Menstrual Products Cha Cha at #SMCR2015 Open Mic. The 21st Biennial Conference of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research at The Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights, June 4-6, 2015, Suffolk University, Boston concluded on Saturday night, June 6th,...

Say Yes to Rick Scott Sanitary Napkins

The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive For those who have yet to see, the College Republican National Committee has a new advertisement out that is intended to reach women, particularly younger women, to lure their vote for several GOP governors. The advertisement is the same for several governor...

Your Moment of (Menstrual) Zen

Every night Jon Stewart closes his DAILY SHOW with the sentence, “And now, your moment of Zen,” which is usually followed by a clip of some cable news program in which people say dopey or inane remarks. The purpose is to remind viewers of just how much stupidity is out there and the target is commonly self-inflated pundits on the...
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