MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Menstrual Pop Music: Singing the period blues

Menstrual Pop Music: Singing the period blues

Since re:Cycling launched in 2009, we’ve posted often about how film, TV, advertising and literary productions reference menstruation. However, one popular mass medium seems to have generally avoided addressing the cultural and personal presence of the menstrual cycle: popular music. But, there are a few exceptions worthy of note. It’s not surprising that nearly all of the musical menstrual references...
Exploring menstrual shame, embodiment, and the parameters of premenstrual distress

Exploring menstrual shame, embodiment, and the parameters of premenstrual distress

Concurrent sessions on Saturday, June 6th explore unique cultural experiences of menstruation and delve into the parameters of premenstrual distress at 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. Strekkja (stretch, flexible) Original artwork by Magdalena Margrét. Used with permission. Culture...

Putting the ‘Men’ in Menstruation

re-blogging re:Cycling In celebration of our fifth anniversary, we are republishing some of our favorite posts. This post by David Linton originally appeared October 8, 2009. A lot of ideas get hatched in a bar over drinks with friends. Most don’t make it past the sober morning after.  But a conversation in a Denver bistro in 2008 led to the...
Save the Date! The Next Great Menstrual Health Con

Save the Date! The Next Great Menstrual Health Con

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Silent Suffering: In 3 Scenes

Silent Suffering: In 3 Scenes

In PMS jokes the punchline is often a bitchy, out of control woman // someecards.com Scene 1 10: 45 am: A quiet Sunday morning, sunny and bright. Brunch on the patio.  I sat with my daughter, my partner, and my niece. Over pastries and coffee, I experienced waves of menstrual contractions, coming steadily every 15 minutes. And I winced, swallowing...

Essentialism and experience

My forthcoming book ‘Sweetening the Pill or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control’ began to take shape on the pages of this blog and much of the process of its development was spurred on by the work of members of SMCR. As such, it seems only fitting, with the release date of September 7th soon here, to share...
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