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Girls Who Code is at it again! High school students Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser, two friends who met at the educational computer science program Girls Who Code, created the new video game Tampon Run as their final project, and it's as great as it sounds. (Don't worry, the game is not about sending your dad out during your period and crossing your fingers he buys the right brand. Read More
It has been confirmed: menstrual blood is just as magical as you thought. Thanks to this VICE article, you have one more use for your evicted uterine lining (other than cool art) - plant fertilizer! Menstrual blood works to fertilize soil because it “contains three primary plant macronutrients—nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium”; those with green thumbs and a period can now save a few bucks with their blood-water solution instead of dropping tons of money on Miracle-Gro.    According to Beca Grimm’s article, you’re going to need a few things:  1. Read More
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- menstruation can be the living worst. It’s smelly, messy, sticky, painful, and so many other unpleasant things. Imagine how much it would suck being on your period while living in a developing country. A lot of people all over the world don’t have the money to pay for pads, tampons, pain medication, what have you. Even if they did have the money, there’s nowhere nearby to get these items for many of these people. What’s worse, not having pads often prevents these girls from going to school. Read More
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
Photography about womanhood is nothing new, but at the same time we always seem to be surprised by a female up n'comer. From Cindy Sherman’s iconic self portraits to… James Franco’s dumb parody of Cindy Sherman’s Self Portraits, photography remains a boys game on the surface. Men seem to have the historical advantage.  But with girls like Cassidy Paul holding cameras, it looks like woman’s photography has a promising future. Paul is a senior photography student at Parsons the New School for Design. Read More
The take-no-prisoners comedy queen Margaret Cho is raising the bar on badass again, by getting a portrait of herself...wait for it...painted in her own blood. We girls know blood preeeetty well, and although it can sometimes make us want to gag, it's nothing to be afraid of, and it's inside us all! This whole thing might freak some people out, as seen in the video below, wherein you can watch one weirdo experience the exact moment when he's bitten off more than he can chew.  Apparently, blood contains the same component as many paints: iron oxide. Read More
If you are over this Polar Vortex as much as every other person on the internet, Tacocat is here to save the day with their surf-rock period anthem "Crimson Wave." This catchy song makes me feel like I am at the best beach party ever, with dancing sharks and mermaids, while menstruating my cares away. Crabs and cramps have never sounded like so much fun and once you watch the music video below, you'll understand why. Read More
In case Hand Job Academy’s awesome name didn’t already intrigue you, then the Brooklyn-based rap group’s new video, “Shark Week” is sure to do the job (ha ha ha GET IT?!?). In the video, the trio, made up of three friends—Lil T, a.k.a. Meg Skaff, a 23-year-old filmmaker and the director of “Shark Week”; Clara Bizna$$, a.k.a. Read More
  “Cute” isn’t a word I’d use to describe most street art. It also isn’t a word I’d usually apply to feminist art. Both types of countercultural expression are about breaking down prejudices and confronting the public in ways that are moving and sometimes unsettling. My favorite work of feminist art that involves menstruation is Judy Chicago’s Red Flag, a photolithograph of a woman pulling out a tampon. The image is meant as an attack against the idea that women’s everyday activities can’t be the stuff of fine art. Read More
  The online world has been a buzz with photographer, Petra Collins, and her menstrual blood-themed t-shirt. Collins designed the shirt, which is illustrated with a menstruating hairy vagina (vulva), especially for American Apparel. Commentary on the product has ranged from disgust to intrigue to even some who see it as pure feminist genius. This shirt is cool because it leaves little to the imagination. I think it is a beautiful feminist statement but would I wear it? Well, possibly... Read More