MENSTRUATION MATTERS

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...

“A Bleeding Shame” on BBC Radio 4 tackles period taboos

“Being period positive means you understand how the menstrual cycle works, and if you have one, you can chart your own cycle. You aren’t afraid to ask questions about menstruation. It’s not being afraid to leak and not picking on people if they happen to leak during their periods.” SMCR member and Period Positive founder Chella Quint was interviewed recently...

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...
Why the “pullout generation” is a sex ed fail

Why the “pullout generation” is a sex ed fail

Questioning and quitting the pill are current hot topics, fueled in no small part by Holly Grigg-Spall’s recently released Sweetening the Pill Or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control. Her book has drawn ample backlash, brilliantly addressed by re:Cycling blogger Elizabeth Kissling. Adding to the media clamour was Ann Friedman’s New York Magazine online piece No Pill?...
Tonight’s the Night: Listen to Seeing RED

Tonight’s the Night: Listen to Seeing RED

Tonight’s the night, Monday, June 14th, to tune in as CBC Radio airs Part One of: Seeing RED: A Cultural History of Menstruation.  This two part documentary concludes next Monday, June 21st. If you miss the original broadcast, which you can listen to online at 9:00 PM in all time zones (choose the program IDEAS) you will be able...
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