MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Pursuing menstrual justice for women in prison

A Feminist Psychological Scientist’s Musings on Evidence-Based Menstrual Justice Advocacy
By Tomi-Ann Roberts, PhD

My research explores the relationships between sexual objectification, self-objectification and negative attitudes toward women’s bodily selves, including menstruation. Currently, I am working with a civil rights law firm to provide an expert report to a judge in a case involving dehumanizing, degrading treatment of incarcerated women …

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Media all over “end-the-tampon-tax” advocacy

As U.S. advocacy to end the “tampon tax” on all feminine hygiene products continues, Democratic politicians, including President Obama, dialled up the media conversation about the issue as 2016 got underway. Here’s a January timeline:

This tampon art piece might be considered a luxury item, but the real thing is not. Special Edition Playtex by Danielle Hogan, 2006. Used with permission. daniellehogan.com

This tampon art piece might be considered a luxury item, but the real thing is not. Special Edition Playtex by Danielle Hogan, 2006. Used with

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Menstrual Health Education: How and why to make it better

Menstrual Health Education: How and why to make it better

Peggy Stubbs and Evelina Sterling advocate for comprehensive menstrual education For nearly forty years, the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research (SMCR) has been promoting the perspective that the menstrual cycle is central to girls’ and women’s overall health. But this connection seems to be nearly invisible to the public, and even in the public health arena. A recent informal, but... read more
Menstrual Pop Music: Singing the period blues

Menstrual Pop Music: Singing the period blues

Since re:Cycling launched in 2009, we’ve posted often about how film, TV, advertising and literary productions reference menstruation. However, one popular mass medium seems to have generally avoided addressing the cultural and personal presence of the menstrual cycle: popular music. But, there are a few exceptions worthy of note. It’s not surprising that nearly all of the musical menstrual references... read more
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