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'He wouldn't have been born if she had never bled.'
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Last week, the world saw red after a leisure centre banned women from using the swimming pool while menstruating. But now a Chinese Olympic swimmer has blown period taboos out of the water, after she...
Fu Yuanhui, smashing period taboos since Rio 2016
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In 2015, Delhi-based Kaanchi Chopra decided to put her skills as an artist to some good use, and set forth to addre pre ing global i ues with her stack of crayons. The 17-year old, who calls herself...
I believe that the vagina, and discussion of it, has been repressed and penalized for far too long. I remember a boy called me a "vagina" at primary school, so I went home to ask my family what it meant. Nobody educated me on the fact that this was a sexist remark but instead I was silenced for uttering a taboo word.
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There's a new hit single that should be placed at the top of every woman's period playlist (move aside Leona Lewis), if it isn't there already: ‘The Period Song’ by the ladies at Girliyapa, an all wom...
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If you mi the first three seconds of a sanitary napkin ad, you'll probably never be able to gue the brand's name. Almost all the sanitary napkin advertisements you see on Indian television centre on...
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Menstruation is a natural process that is spoken about in hushed tones by girls and women as a "female issue"--after all, they dare not disgust or offend men. Negative attitudes surrounding periods are therefore relational to the opposite sex. With men occupying positions of power in society -- politically, economically and socially -- one of the steps to improving the menstrual experience of women means involving men in the debate.
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A 20-year-old woman ended her life in Mumbai by hanging herself in her house. Though the woman has not left behind a suicide note, her family alleged that she committed suicide because she couldn't be...
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As curious pre-pubescent children, then anxious menstruating teenagers and finally women adept at dealing with their uteruses, we have been directed to relentle ly guard the fact that women po e mens...
Avoiding disgusting and embarrassing men, keeping purchases of sanitary products secret, and lack of discussion are all commonplace in wider British society. This bleak reality, which affects both the physical and mental well-being of women and girls everywhere, presents a unique opportunity on which we can unify. This is not limited to educating girls and women about menstruation. The stigma must be removed in the minds of both women and men, whose sensibilities some women are conditioned to appease.
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This article is from Open Magazine. By Aanchal Bansal Twenty-year old Nikita Dutt had never heard of the Sabarimala temple in Kerala. Not until she read about the comments made by the current preside...
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This eternal war between sanitary pads and tampons clearly has no end. Period. At least until another device to help women during their period cycle joins the forum anyway. Buzzfeed tried to answer...
As women, we are constantly policing other women. If she puts on bold red lipstick, she's looking for attention. If she's wearing a sleeveless dress with unshaven arms, she's trying to make an unsightly feminist statement. If she doesn't smile often, she's too uptight. If she makes a good presentation, she's trying to make other women look dumb. All these are instances are examples of internalised misogyny which makes women despise one another for irrational reasons.