MENSTRUATION MATTERS

“The Tampon that’s Right Even for Single Girls”

“The Tampon that’s Right Even for Single Girls”

It’s Throwback Thursday on social media, and we’re joining in with this ad for Pursettes tampons that ran in Cosmpolitan (U.S.) magazine in 1966. Nearly 50 years on, little has changed in femcare marketing: Look at the familiar themes of medicalization of menstruation, secrecy, fearmongering, and the dreaded scourge of odor problems. The idea that tampons can steal virginity...
Death to the Menstruators!…by Dragon!

Death to the Menstruators!…by Dragon!

During my more rugged travel experiences, I have often found myself confronted with the formidable task of facing the limitations and boundaries of my physical self. While in India, for example, I often had to contemplate the dilemmas of drinking water (and therefore needing to pee in places where “clean restrooms” did not exist) or becoming dehydrated. (This problem kills...
All Wrapped Up

All Wrapped Up

Guest Post by Saniya Ghanoui Photo by Jennifer Gaillard // CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 I always felt that airline travel involves building many short-lasting friendships where people bond over delayed flights, weather problems and luggage issues. Recently I was traveling and had to make a connection in the Dallas/Ft. Worth airport. I was using the restroom and I could hear the...
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