Posts tagged "periods"

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]…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 27, 2015

Writer Engages Racist Twitter Troll With Surprising Results

Read how writer Ijeoma Oluo used love and patience to turn a racist Twitter troll into a friend. [Daily Kos] Even Björk can’t get anything done in the music industry: “Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times.” [Feministing] The tampon scene was pulled from the "Fifty Shades of…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 22, 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…
By: 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…
By: 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…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 30, 2014

What To REALLY Expect When Your Girlfriend Gets Her Period & How To Act Accordingly

When it comes to periods, guys sometimes need a little help. Since they don't have vaginas, periods are like the Bermuda Triangle: mysterious, feared, and where good things go to die. But fear not, bros! The best thing you can do comes straight from the mouth of one of…
By: The Frisky / October 17, 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.
By: 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…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 28, 2014

I Never Thought I’d Say This, But This Period Tracking App Is Actually Fun

This is a little weird to say, but I've come across an app that makes tracking your period kind of, um, fun! It's called Clue, and I'm convinced its pretty layout is what makes it so addictive. The design is bright and attractive but devoid of pink, flowers, or any of the…
By: Claire Hannum / August 1, 2014

These Undies Were Made Specially For Your Period

Three forward-thinking women have put their heads together to create the ultimate in lingerie -- pretty, stain-resistant underwear meant to help you survive your period without ruined clothes and embarrassing moments. Why didn't anyone come up with this sooner!? The panties are called THINX, and they're the brain child of twin sister…
By: Claire Hannum / July 15, 2014

Girl Regrets Faking Her Period In Hilarious Tampon Commercial

I have a distinct memory of being 12 years old and seeing one of my closest girl friends go off to huddle with another girl at school. "What were you talking about?" I asked her later. "Oh, we both just got our periods so...." she explained, her voice trailing off in such a way that…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 19, 2014

What If Period Product Commercials Used Red Dye Instead Of Blue?

I don't know about you, but my monthly period never comes out looking like the watery blue liquid seen in every tampon and maxi pad commercial. What if those ads actually used red dye instead of blue to more accurately reflect the color of, you know, PERIOD BLOOD? The funny folks at Upright Citizens Brigade went there.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 7, 2014

You Can Help This Actress Make A Movie About What Periods Are Really Like

Actress and filmmaker Kristine Gerolaga is sick of the way periods are portrayed in the media, so she set out to make a film of her own that challenges stereotypes and shows us just how unique periods can be. Gerolaga has written and will star in what is currently called "The Untitled Short Film…
By: Claire Hannum / March 20, 2014

Valentine’s Day Gift From Hell: Period Blood And Pubic Hair Chocolates

In Japan, the women don't mess around on Valentine's Day. They give handmade chocolates known honmei choco, or true feelings chocolate, to the boy they want to be their Valentine. How artisan. But not so sanitary considering that some girls to add secret ingredients to their confections:…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 5, 2014

12 Of The Weirdest Misconceptions Guys Have About Our Periods (In GIFs!)

Even the most knowledgeable and feminist-leaning men can find themselves miffed when confronted with the facts of the female menses. It's not just that they're totally unaware of what's happening down there every 28 days, it's that they think they know certain things, but they're so off base it's laughable. Ask the most enlightened me…
By: The Frisky / January 31, 2014

How Strippers Deal With Their Periods

Strippers and their periods. You know you're curious. "Many panty changes, baby wipe baths, and Summer's Eve spray deodorant," plus more stripper period secrets at the link. [Nerve] Breaking news: sex, in addition to being pleasurable, also makes you smarter. [Your Tango] Leonardo DiCaprio kisses funny. […
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 14, 2014

Pad Garder, The Man Who Wants To Become A Kotex Maxi Pad, Now Has A Video Diary

I've had a blood clot soft spot for Pad Garder, aka TheFemininePad, aka the Yoni Tantra-practicing Otherkin who dreams of becoming "a pink disposable feminine pad, to be pressed against a soft vulva for a woman’s period," ever since I learned of his existence. Very good news! Pad has launched a new…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 20, 2013

Period, The Musical

Broadway seems to be out of ideas for original musicals and YouTube user Lena D has a penned a beautiful song that so many women can relate to. They can come together and make one of the most hard-hitting musicals that the Great White Way has seen in a while. I'm envisioning…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 23, 2013

Congrats, You’re Not A Crazy Bitch: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Added To DSM-5

Well, you're a crazy bitch for a reason, at least. The exxxtreme version of PMS, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), has officially been recognized as a distinct mental disorder in the American Psychiatric Association's newest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the DSM-5. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder affects roughly 3-8 percent of women, who report having debilitating feeling…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 21, 2013

Watch Girl Band Hand Job Academy Rap About “Owning Your Period” In Their Song “Shark Week”

I'm not sure why, but songs about menses are few and far between. I mean, for a good chunk of our lives, women bleed on a monthly basis -- why aren't more female musicians inspired to write music about their moon cycles? Well, the hilarious and raunchy-mouthed women of rap comedy band Hand Job Academy know wassu…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 17, 2013
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