MENSTRUATION MATTERS

Little Girls! Just Say Yes to Your Dreams!

Seen this one yet? (or the (eerily) related “Birth Control on the Bottom“?) We posted “Sassy Girlz Candy Birth Control Pills” (written by Carissa Leone in 2011) in our regular installment Weekend Links on Feb 2. I had a mixed reaction. And when a couple re:Cycling readers described the video as “nasty,” I knew we needed to...

An Antidote for Feminist Fatigue?

I am demoralized. The gang rapes in Delhi India and Steubenville Ohio and EVERYHERE, ALL THE TIME, have me feeling hopeless and fatigued. Soon, I will face 30 undergraduates in my introductory Women’s Studies class, and I will, again, attempt to contextualize rape and link it to the pernicious and enduring realities of hegemonic masculinities, misogyny, and social constructions bodies...
Menstrual Marketing Around the Globe — Israel

Menstrual Marketing Around the Globe — Israel

Scary Little Menstruating Girl [note: Although re:Cycling has an international audience, the following post is written from the perspective of an North American consumer.] As is well known, cultural practices and attitudes regarding menstruation vary widely from place to place and time to time. re:Cycling has commented on the variety frequently in the past.  Differences also make themselves felt even...

Shit I Say

Guest Post by Alexandra Epstein A series of videos on YouTube have taken stereotypes to a whole new level.  Not only is ‘Shit Girls Say’ sexist, but it has created an empire of homemade ‘Shit (insert proper noun here) Say’ videos stereotyping hundreds of categories. To name just a few, “hung over girls,” “Asian moms,” “boyfriends,” “hot girls,” “fat girls,”...
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