Hoorah For This Swedish Song About Periods
Here’s something that would never happen in current-day America: A Swedish children’s channel (yes, children’s channel) had one of their hosts, Alex Hermansson, sing a song about menstrual periods, complete with dancing googly-eye tampons. It’s so earnest! It even has a rap break! It reassures us all that if you’ve got a uterus and you’re having your period, your body is working exactly the way it should – and suggests that if you don’t get periods, there’s probably room for you to be a little nicer than usual as your friends cramp and bleed. Hoorah for menses? Hoorah for Swedes!