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Heavy media menstrual flow

Heavy media menstrual flow

It seems we’ve reached a tipping point, as Malcolm Gladwell would put it, or perhaps a paradigm shift, as Thomas Kuhn might say, in the level of acceptance of menstrual cycle references in mainstream media. As re:Cycling demonstrated recently in the time line of coverage of the de-tax the period campaign that is ongoing around the world, there is an...
MENSTRUAL MISCHIEF: South Park Meets Judy Blume

MENSTRUAL MISCHIEF: South Park Meets Judy Blume

Note: Inspiration for the following observation came from research and writing done by a former student of mine, Bob Newman, whose thorough analysis of the menstrual elements in adult TV cartoons is the source of the critique. It is likely, at least for women who grew up from 1970 onward, that the most widely known menstrual reference in popular culture...
Menstrual representations in religion, bible stories, TV comedy and menstrual education films

Menstrual representations in religion, bible stories, TV comedy and menstrual education films

Four presenters discuss Menstrual Representations on Friday, June 5th at the 21st Biennial Conference of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research at The Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights, June 4-6, 2015, Suffolk University, Boston. 1) Menstrual Mystery: Female Bodies in Catholic Theology Doris M. Kieser, St. Joseph’s College, University of Alberta A good deal of contemporary Catholic...

Say Yes to Rick Scott Sanitary Napkins

The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive For those who have yet to see, the College Republican National Committee has a new advertisement out that is intended to reach women, particularly younger women, to lure their vote for several GOP governors. The advertisement is the same for several governor...
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