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… More »
“They ain’t cranky, they got blood comin’ out their vaginas, y’all.” More »
Earlier this week, I told you that the high mofos at Kotex Puerto Rico were so hyped up about the movie “Minions” that they dared to imagine a world in which “Minions”-themed tampons existed. Today, I am here to tell you that “Minions”-themed maxi pads actually do exist and you can buy them on Etsy… More »
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… More »
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… More »
No, really the best, in every way. More »
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… More »
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… More »
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] … More »
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… More »
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… More »
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… More »
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… More »
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 the world’s most cinematic legends, Scar… More »
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. More »
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… More »
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 other vaguely patronizing… More »
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 sisters Radha… More »
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… More »