Posts tagged "menstruation"

Now You Can Shove A Bloody Tampon In Donald Trump’s Gaping Maw

Imagine the Donald choking on a bloody cotton uterine lining popsicle and LAUGH, my blood moon sisters, LAUGHHHH.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 12, 2015

This Menstruating Marathoner Is Making A Splash

London marathoner and M.I.A. drummer Kiran Gandhi ran the London Marathon this past April while menstruating freely. This sounds like zero fun to me, but Gandhi views it differently, according to a blog post she wrote about it that’s been going viral:
“Around us we saw other people exhibit acts of pain and persecution — running barefoot,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 10, 2015

Trump Banned From RedState Gathering Over Menstruation Remarks At Megyn Kelly

Can you even believe Donald Trump said another blaring sexist remark towards a woman?!
When interviewed by CNN regarding Thursday night’s Republican Debate, Donald Trump who is (shudder) a current Republican Presidential candidate, remarked that Fox News’s Megyn Kelly “had blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever,” clearly implying that Kelly was o…

Katrin Higher / August 8, 2015

Key & Peele School A Room Of Men On The Harsh Realities Of Menstruation

“They ain’t cranky, they got blood comin’ out their vaginas, y’all.”…

Megan Reynolds / July 16, 2015

Badass Singer Gives No Fucks When Her Maxi Pad Falls Out On Live Television

“This is not something I should be ashamed of or mocked for,” responded singer Patricia Navidad.

Robyn Pennacchia / July 16, 2015

Period Sex: 6 Reasons You Should Definitely Get Down When Aunt Flow Comes To Town

I like to tell myself that I don’t have many dating dealbreakers. I’m completely open to anyone, quirks and all. That’s always the case when meeting someone that you’ve got an animalistic attraction to and can talk to for hours about nothing and everything. For me, a new relationship is put to the test whe…

Kristin Collins Jackson / June 29, 2015

Scott Walker Plans To Ban All Abortions After 20 Weeks, Even If A Mother’s Life Is In Danger

Scott Walker to ban all abortions after 20 weeks; today is Menstrual Hygiene Day worldwide; that chocolate weight loss study was a fake; Hanna Tuulikki brings her artwork Away with the Birds online.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 28, 2015

Giant Whiny Baby Man Refuses To Sell Tampons Because They Are ‘Gross’

I don’t now where these subhuman crybaby sewer men come from but I guess the British Singer/Songwriter Mary Epworth found one in a gas station in Iowa while on tour (with the cast of the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale).
She just happened to get her period while on tour and had to…

Katrin Higher / May 9, 2015

Tampons Could Be Killing Us Softly At This Very Moment

I don’t want to ruin your day or anything, but here’s something terrifying you’ve probably never thought about: scientists barely know anything about the long-term effects of tampons on our health. Did you know that? I didn’t know that! You’re putting a foreign object inside yourself that was only sort of studied for safety risks, and I’m sorry to have told you…

Claire Hannum / April 23, 2015

This Easter, What Can We Learn From Fertility Rituals?

If I have to admit it, my interest in fertility rites was probably piqued by watching the god-awful Nicolas Cage remake of “The Wicker Man” on a new friend’s urging last summer. It’s basically a misogynist nightmare of a women’s cooperative run amok off the coast of Washington (of course), which only barely resembles the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 3, 2015

#Problematic: Instagram Hates Your Period Stains, Trevor Noah Faces Backlash & “Going Clear” Goes After Scientology

No matter what happened to you this week, you have a brand new Sufjan Stevens record to sonically guide you through the ephemeral waters of your mommy issues, mortality, and misgivings with faith. The internet has deemed Carrie and Lowell simply “his best”, and even drifted into some convoluted comparisons with Bob Dylan. At the…

Chloe Stillwell / April 3, 2015

This Menstrual Blood Instagram Is Bloody Great

One of the most interesting things about making the switch from tampons to the menstrual cup — as I did over two years ago — is how much better I actually “get” my period as a result. While I’m not exactly throwing moon cycle parties and painting my face with menses, being a little more…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 5, 2015

Changes On Rehtaeh Parsons’ Wikipedia Page Are Being Traced To The Canadian Defence Department

Someone in the Canadian Defence Department has been editing Rehtaeh Parsons’ Wikipedia page to imply that Parsons’ father believed that she had had consensual sex with the two boys who were later convicted child pornography in her case. (Huffington Post)
A letter from ISIS captive Kayla Mueller has been released by her family, i…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 10, 2015

Get To Know The Women Of The #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Meet the women of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. [The Atlantic]
Is casual, everyday sexism making women sick? [The Guardian]
Islamaphobic bus ads in San Francisco have been “defaced” (I say improved upon) with images of Kamala Khan, otherwise known as Ms. Marvel, Marvel Comics’ Muslim superhero. [io9]…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 27, 2015

Help Homeless Women By Donating Pads & Tampons

A tough part of being homeless and female, besides the more obvious struggles of staying safe and fed, is how to handle your period. Al Jazeera America highlighted just how desperate that time of the month can be for homeless women when Maribel Guillet, who lives in a Bronx shelter, told the publication that her periods are…

Claire Hannum / January 15, 2015

Make Your Own Menstrual Mashup!

I got my first period when I was 12, right before I turned 13. I, of course, felt like I was the last one. My friends Annie and Sarah both got their periods before me and, I swear, it bonded them in a way that made me insanely jealous. I wanted blood to flow out…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 4, 2014

Here’s Why You Have Sleep Problems During Your Period

Damn hormones, they fuck up everything! Turns out that you’re probably not sleeping well right before and just at the beginning of your period because both your estrogen and progesterone levels are low during that time.
The National Sleep Foundation says that a little less than a third of women have sleep disturbances because…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 30, 2014

Funny Girl Sex Guide: Some Reasons Your Period Might Be Late (Besides Pregnancy)

I’ve been having pregnancy scares since before I even started having sex. This is either a reflection of the quality of sex education in California during the early-‘90s or a sign that I’m just deeply paranoid. Luckily, I’ve never actually been pregnant … just further convinced that sometimes the body likes to play mind games.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 28, 2014

Goobers, Pollacks & Rainbow Kisses: Let’s Break The Silence On This Gross Period Stuff

Do you know how many times I’ve heard the phrase “dick cheese”? So many times. Countless times. “Period goobers”? Not so much. It’s time to change this, y’all.
Dudes get to talk about their balls and penises in public all the friggin’ time. They’re so used to being able to talk openly about their…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 28, 2014
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