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The Blood They Cannot Show

re-blogging re:Cycling In celebration of our fifth anniversary, we are republishing some of our favorite posts. This post originally appeared July 2, 2009. As I’ve written elsewhere, entertainment media in the U.S. aren’t squeamish about showing us blood: gunshot wounds, horrific vehicle accidents, and surgical procedures can be seen in fictional narratives as well as nightly news. It’s...
Save the Date! The Next Great Menstrual Health Con

Save the Date! The Next Great Menstrual Health Con

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Another Day, Another Shame: Sports Edition

The BODY POLICE just wrote us another ticket. Sweating through our workout clothes, is a big NO NO, that is, if the sweat shows up (whisper…blush…giggle…) down there. The “solution” to the non-problem du jour is U By Kotex’s Sports Liners. Thank you, Kotex, for reminding me that I am, in fact, a functioning, healthy human. Here’s the...
SMCR 2013: By the Numbers

SMCR 2013: By the Numbers

With apologies to the Harpers Index, we present you with a snapshot of the upcoming 20th Biennial Society for Menstrual Cycle Research Conference held at Manhattan Marymount College, June 6-8, 2013.   Number of presenters on the program: 125   Number of these that are students: 32   Activists, artists, and clinicians: 32   That are Gloria Steinem,...
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