Starting my period the night before a marathon would absolutely lead me to withdrawing from the race and eating several pints of Ben & Jerry’s instead. This is exactly why Kiran Gandhi is a hero and deserves all of the gold medals.
Gandhi is a Harvard Business School Graduate, drummer (playing along side M.I.A.), and all around badass. Instead of reaching for chocolate, she woke up, put her running shoes on, ditched the tampon, and finished her race in 4 hours, 49 minutes and 11 seconds.
Did you just say ditched the tampon? Yes, yes indeed, I did. Read More
BY Hanna Lustig
on Jun 19, 2015
Reddit can be a pretty a bleak place for feminists, with upvoted posts like this and this floating around. But redditors—or lurkers like me—who delve beyond the front page know there are corners of this sprawling open platform ruled by badass, empowered women. Take, for example, Reddit’s growing sex work community, where women are making bank selling adult goods and services on subreddits such as /r/pantyselling, /r/CamShow, /r/KikSnaps /r/fetishitems, and /r/Sexsells.
So today I’m bringing you a few TIL dispatches from their neck of the Internet woods. Read More
BY Alice Lawton
on Jun 12, 2015
BUST interns even got in on the action!
The latest selfie trend is here: People are taking pictures with tampons to break the taboo around menstruation. Why should we be ashamed about a natural function of our bodies?!Plan UK paired up with V Point News to start this trend. The companies want to not only address stigmas and taboos about period, but raise awareness for the millions of woman around the world who go without sanitary products. You can text TAMPON to 70007 or go online to donate £3 to the cause. Read More
BY Kathryn Hensch
on May 22, 2015
Nail art is freaking cool. Nail art of empowering women and symbols? Even cooler. We've rounded up some amazing manicures that will make you look even more kick-ass than usual. I mean, really, who doesn't want their feminist heroes hanging out on her fingers? (Hey Tavi!) If you get one of these designs done at a salon, make sure to pay your super-hardworking nail technician well! They go through a lot doing this for a living and they deserve it. Check out the photos below and get your nail game on point for spring!
1. Hillary Clinton Nail Art
image c/o: zazzle.com
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BY Hannah Baxter
on May 12, 2015
Care package delivery service Hello Flo is slowly winning the advertising game, and our hearts, one commercial at a time. Aside from providing menstruating women with all of their period essentials- think tampons, pads, organizing pouch, plus surprise goodies- they have a refreshingly candid approach towards marketing their niche products and services. There's no mysterious blue liquid poured into a back lit pantyliner in these ads, but rather frank and funny commentary from real girls who are not ashamed to actually say the words "period" or "vagina". Read More
BY Evelyn Chapman
on Mar 11, 2015
Menstrual pads and street art activism have finally united in one young woman's fight for gender equality. Elone has been putting up period pads with feminist messages about rape all over her German city, and the response is already worldwide: After launching the campaign on International Women’s Day (March 8th), women in Brazil, Sweden, and the US have contacted Elone in hopes of starting similar campaigns in their own cities. This trumps any criticism and controversy the young feminist may be receiving from those who are offended by her use of feminine hygiene products. Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Nov 06, 2014
Wish there was another way to celebrate the heroes in your life? Dear Kate underwear (who we wrote about not too long ago) just released their latest lookbook to celebrate the superheroes of our past and present. Read More
BY Susan Avett
on Oct 30, 2014
In sex ed I was taught about menstruation. I was sent home with sanitary napkin samples and tampon samples wrapped in cheery, bubbly packaging that was excitedly embellished with glitter and hot pink. I was given the same information every single year, so that I honestly had no excuse if I didn’t know what to do by the time my period rolled around. This is common in the United States. But as the documentary film, Menstrual Man (2014, available on Vimeo) highlights, the attitudes surrounding menstruation are very different and much less positive in India. Read More
BY Julia Zdrojewski
on Oct 22, 2014
Periods: Just when you think you’ve heard every witty remark that could possibly be made about your Aunt Flo/ riding the crimson wave/ your own personal Red Wedding (you get the idea), someone awesome comes along with 23 period-related truths that will make even your heaviest of days a little lighter.
Check out Distractify’s Averi Clements’ “23 Reasons Why Getting Your Period Is Worse Than The Apocalypse” for some good ol’ fashion lol-ing. We feel your pain, Averi.
Read it. You won’t regret it. Period.
Image Source: themetapicture. Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Sep 11, 2014
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