Posts tagged "menstruation"

Libra Tampon Ad Called Transphobic For Implying “Real Women” Have Periods

When pop culture depicts transgender people, they usually do it in such a facepalm way that I wonder why anyone bothers anymore. The latest what-were-you-thinking? comes courtesy of Libra tampons in…

Jessica Wakeman | January 3, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Is This Spoof Always Ad With Drag Queens Transphobic — Or Revolutionary?

Men aren’t usually in commercials for period products. But this spoof ad — which Proctor & Gamble denied via Twitter is affiliated with Always — has lots of…

Jessica Wakeman | August 12, 2011 - 10:40 am

My Monthly Deathly Hallows And Other New Names For Your Period

Let’s get one thing straight: my period and I are not friends. And that’s why last week, when I was going through the worst of it, I started referring to…

Julie Gerstein | July 14, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Man Says Periods Make Women Workers Less Productive

A New Zealand man was fired from his leadership of a business group after he suggested that women are paid less because “once a month they have sick problems” and…

Jessica Wakeman | July 8, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Always Maxi Pad Ad Draws Blood

Whoa. Is … is … is that what I think it is? Is this Always maxi-pad daring to suggest that red blood is involved with a woman’s menstrual cycle? Such…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 7, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Should I Be Embarrassed To Buy Tampons?

I just had the strangest thing happen. About 10 minutes ago, I ran to the drugstore to buy a box of tampons, picking up the latest copy of Us Weekly

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 15, 2011 - 1:40 pm

I Am Never Trying To Skip My Period Again

I have been fascinated by the notion of going without a period since the 8th grade, when I heard about an older, incredibly beautiful girl at my school who didn’t…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 6, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Mind Of Man: What Men Think About Menstruation

When I was a little kid, my teenage sister explained to me that she had become a woman. This meant that for one week out of the month, I had…

John DeVore | May 4, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Love Me, Love My Period

The decision to cohabit with my now ex-boyfriend Jeff was prompted by a fight over my period.

Jeff and I came back to my place after dinner to…

Ami Angelowicz | April 28, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Bleed All Over This: Patricia Field Designs A Maxi Pad

“Can I ask you a question? Who designed your maxi pad?”

Patricia Field for Kotex.”

Fabulous, dah-ling!”

OK, just kidding. This is a…

Jessica Wakeman | April 7, 2011 - 10:40 am

From The Archives: Disney’s “The Story Of Menstruation”

Back in the olden days, Disney Studios used to make educational videos for the youngsters using their flair for storytelling. So how might Walt Disney’s genius have explained, say,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 7, 2011 - 6:20 pm

Girl Talk: I’m 29 And I Am Afraid To Buy Tampons

The o.b. shortage is coming to an end with supplies of non-applicator plugs re-upping in stores around the country. For me, the panic that drove women to buy boxes of overpriced…

Hope Ewing | February 21, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Feel Sexy, Even When Your Tampon Is Leaking

So, yesterday, I ruined what I estimate to be my 57th pair of panties and stained a perfectly good pair of pajama bottoms when my tampon had a major leak.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 16, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Study: Women Who Are Ovulating Buy Sexier Clothing

Despite human evolution, our primal thoughts and instinctive behaviors are still — though subconsciously — with us.

New research from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management found…

AOL Health | January 31, 2011 - 7:20 pm

O.B. Tampons Go Missing From NYC Shelves!

This morning, a former (male) colleague of mine posted a link to a New York Daily News news story on my Facebook wall. “Right up your alley sister…” said this…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 19, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Girls Who Start Menstruating Early Are More Likely To Suffer From Depression

I got my first period when I was 12 about to turn 13. I, of course, felt like I was the last one. My friends Annie and Sarah both got…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 5, 2011 - 6:30 pm

WikiLeaks, But Our Menstrual Pads Don’t

This Pakistani billboard for Butterfly pads aptly describes what many of us ladies think when we hear the word “leaks.” Doesn’t it remind you of the days of yore when…

Jessica Wakeman | December 17, 2010 - 7:45 pm

Woman’s Pantyliner Causes Invasive TSA Search

We hope you’ve finished your Thanksgiving turkey, because the story we’re about to tell you — about a VERY invasive TSA search — might make you sick. An anonymous woman…

Julie Gerstein | November 29, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Did Your Mom Prepare You For Your Period?

In my middle school years, I learned about the menstrual cycle the same way I think most of my girlfriends did — through biology class, Judy Blume books and gossip.

Joanne Hinkel | November 19, 2010 - 12:20 pm

Time Of The Month Tiger Is Our New Fave Internet Meme

So, I’m still obsessed with Shlooby Kitten. Hipster Kitty has been great lately. And LOLCats remains genius. But my new favorite meme generator is Time Of The Month Tiger, who…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 25, 2010 - 4:40 pm