MENSTRUATION MATTERS

TO SIR, WITH LOVE (but not for the period)

TO SIR, WITH LOVE (but not for the period)

The death of To Sir, With Love author E.R. Braithwaite, prompts David Linton to critique the iconic menstrual-pad-burning scene Sadly, not every novelist who has included menstrual references in the stories being told has done so in a positive, or even a neutral, fashion. In fact, in some cases the negative, stigma-ridden nature of such elements has been, at least...
MILITARY MENSES: “You don’t wanna mess with this”

MILITARY MENSES: “You don’t wanna mess with this”

Four soldiers blast menstrual myths surrounding women in the military Questions about women’s “fitness” to engage in a vast array of activities as determined by their menstrual cycles have long been a hotly debated topic. Recently, as the US military establishment–the Pentagon–held formal hearings on the question of whether or not women should be assigned to combat roles in the...

“Endo What?” documentary sets the record straight about endometriosis

The facts are eye-opening, the experts are compelling, but it is the voices of women talking about their lived experience with endometriosis that have the biggest impact in Endo What?, the documentary about the disease that premiered in New York City on March 16, 2016, during #EndometriosisAwarenessMonth. In one early scene, woman after woman states the number of years...
#Endometriosis art, film and a graphic book: Endo Weekend Links #3

#Endometriosis art, film and a graphic book: Endo Weekend Links #3

“1 in 10 women suffer from a disease that most people have never heard of.”                   Weekend Links at re:Cycling acknowledges the many ways in which the creative arts are taking on #endometriosisawareness advocacy. 1. Film: It was a big week for the producers of the documentary Endo What? that premiered on March 16th in New York City.     The...

A doc about birth control, #LiveTweetYourPeriod, and other 4th of July weekend links

Sweetening the Pill, the documentary Ricki Lake and Abby Eptsein are set to produce and direct, met it’s Kickstarter campaign goal on Friday, July 3rd, 2015, raising $119, 884 from 1750 backers to give the project the green light. The documentary was inspired by the book of the same name by SMCR member Holly Grigg-Spall. Lake and Epstein also...
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