MENSTRUATION MATTERS

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...
Michelle Obama-Menstrual Activist, and other Weekend Links

Michelle Obama-Menstrual Activist, and other Weekend Links

This weekend we offer two extremely different examples of how menstruation is being referenced in social and political activism. 1. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States, is a menstrual activist. In an article for The Atlantic, headlined Let Girls Learn, also the name of a program launched last spring by the President and First Lady, Obama...
Weekend Links at re:Cycling – Menstrual Activism & the Arts

Weekend Links at re:Cycling – Menstrual Activism & the Arts

When it comes to modern political and social activism, one of the most powerful tools one can use to make a statement and shift public perception is art. Whether it’s film, fine art or the written word, art has the ability to challenge society’s deepest assumptions by sparking new ideas, catalyzing critical thinking, and inspiring individuals to take steps in...

Menstrual-Related Weekend Links: By the Numbers

1.   Naturopathic Doctor Lara Briden explains 4 Causes of Androgen Excess in Women on her Healthy Hormone Blog this week. If you are experiencing hair loss, facial hair (hirsutism) or acne, or have been diagnosed with PCOS, you’ll want to check this out for a better understanding the hows and whys of too much androgen. 2.   Over at Forbes.com Emma...

A doc about birth control, #LiveTweetYourPeriod, and other 4th of July weekend links

Sweetening the Pill, the documentary Ricki Lake and Abby Eptsein are set to produce and direct, met it’s Kickstarter campaign goal on Friday, July 3rd, 2015, raising $119, 884 from 1750 backers to give the project the green light. The documentary was inspired by the book of the same name by SMCR member Holly Grigg-Spall. Lake and Epstein also...
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