MENSTRUATION MATTERS

The 7% “Man Tax,” the +/- Effects of Estrogen on the Brain, and other Weekend Links

The 7% “Man Tax,” the +/- Effects of Estrogen on the Brain, and other Weekend Links

When theory lends to practice and practice lends to activism Menstrual-related theories and research have long played a role in shaping how women’s bodies are perceived and how their behavior is explained. More often than not, by attributing a causal link between the menstrual cycle and behavior and/or appearance, negative stereotypes evolve. While theories and research may lend to negative...
The menstrual “talk” revolution is in full swing

The menstrual “talk” revolution is in full swing

This fall, the plethora of menstrual-related news articles and social media trends is proving that we are well into what some may call a menstrual talk revolution. Menstrual discourse is no longer taking place in hushed tones behind closed doors. People are talking about menstruation in public spaces, on social media platforms and within classrooms and policy reform circles. Whether...
The vagina as muse to technological innovation: SMCR Weekend Links 

The vagina as muse to technological innovation: SMCR Weekend Links 

Menstrual and vaginal health has been no stranger to innovation, especially when it comes to technology. For years, technology has played a major role in the health, wellness and pleasure of female reproductive anatomy. Many of these innovations have made the lives women (and men) better. The Memo highlights some of the greatest technological advances thus far. From sex toys...
Weekend Links: Our favourite Olympian, menstrual taboos and menopause revisited

Weekend Links: Our favourite Olympian, menstrual taboos and menopause revisited

Headlines about menstruation have certainly been on the rise in 2016, but is the taboo surrounding such a natural process really diminishing? Thanks to social media, more people are talking about menstruation, but there are still others who continue to perpetuate the stigma. This positive and negative discourse has situated menstrual talk in an interesting state of fluidity (pardon the...
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