BY Olivia Harrison
on Jun 11, 2015
Starting July 1, feminine hygiene products will no longer be subject to Canada’s five percent “Goods and Services” tax (GST), thanks to a petition signed by nearly 75,000 Canadians. The petition’s author, Jill Piebiak, pointed out that it’s offensive for the Canadian government to designate a menstrual hygiene product as a “nonessential item” or a “luxury good.”
New Democratic Party (NDP) politician Irene Mathyssen introduced legislation to make the change. Read More
BY Olivia Harrison
on Jun 08, 2015
The average American woman uses more than 16,000 tampons in her lifetime, yet the history behind our cotton comrades remains a mystery to many. The commercial tampon as we know it today is actually a significant cultural artifact and a feat of technical engineering that has been shaped by many invisible forces throughout time.
The Atlantic dove into the long and fraught history of these small wonders. Here are a few surprising facts.
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BY Emma Tilden
on May 23, 2014
Members of the group Sangre Menstrual at their performance in support of the "Manifesto for the Visibility of the Period."
Sangre Menstrual, a Spanish performance group, took to the streets wearing white pants and shorts stained with menstrual blood in support of their “Manifesto for the Visibility of the Period.” Sangre Menstrual wrote the manifesto to point out that, by attempting to hide our periods, a perfectly natural bodily function, we are participating in the patriarchal system and effectively punishing ourselves for being women. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Nov 14, 2013
In honor of the remake of Carrie, we bring you a bloody good roundup of menses in the movies.
Menarche in the Movies
From tampon trouble to genuine terror, these young ladies just weren’t ready for their first flow.
1. My Girl (1991) - Eleven-year-old hypochondriac Vada assumes she’s hemorrhaging when she gets her first period
2. The Runaways (2010) - Cherie’s first menses bursts forth when she least expects it, so an emergency trip to a public restroom is necessary to staunch the flow.
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