Why aren’t menstruating women allowed in temples? Indian scholar Yasmin Soni explores the menstrual taboo. Plus: what needs to be done to change people’s mind-set. (…)
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Imagine trying to attend school while you have your period, not being able to afford a pad, so instead you improvise by using rags, leaves and dung…
We’ve already talked a lot about taboo on Period!, but where does the word taboo come from? From the Polynesian word for menstrual blood?
Lately there has been a lot of attention for the subject of menstruation + taboo. Period! brings you the best awareness actions. This week: a top five of social media actions.
Lately there has been a lot of attention for the subject of menstruation + taboo. Period! brings you the best awareness actions. This week: sport.
Lately there has been a lot of attention for the subject of menstruation + taboo. Period! brings you the best awareness actions. This week: music.
Lately there has been a lot of attention for the subject of menstruation + taboo. Period! brings you the best awareness actions. This week: film festivals.
Derogatory comments. Awkward situations. Strange taboos. Does something annoy you? Do you want to share your personal period story? This is your chance. Submit your menstrual masterpiece! (…)
She lives in The Netherlands now, but Sangitha Khada – rewarded as most inspiring Twente woman in 2020 – is originally from Nepal. ‘A country where menstruation is seen as taboo and ‘chaupadi’ is still practiced in rural areas.’ This inspired her to this beautiful poem: My red Blood. (…)
Haa’idh? During Ramadan menstruating women have to adhere to specific rules. This is what you need to know. (…)
Okay, it’s time for an entertaining podcast. About our favourite topic of course. Period! (…)
It’s both a synonym for a continent and for vagina: Down Under. Coincidence or not? For taboo-breaking menstrual theatre, go to Australia. (…)
Periods. A great subject for songs, jokes and essays. But it also lends itself for hilarious quotes. Like these five. (…)
‘At any given time, 800 million people worldwide are menstruating. It’s perfectly healthy and normal. It’s okay to menstruate. As long as you never talk about it and no one knows that you’re doing it.’ – an essay by Anna Balmer. (…)
In need of some inspiration for your december shoppings? We have selected some bloody great gifts. Let the games begin. Period! (…)
Periods on screen? Yes indeed! Menstruation is also hot & happening in the cinema and on Netflix. From Oscar-winning blockbusters to personal short docs, here are some must-see menstrual movies. (…)
Our vulva, just like every other part of our body, goes through a lot as time goes by. Puberty, giving birth, menopause, or diseases can change it. Here is how. (…)
Menstruation + (elite) athletic performance: usually not a winning combination. But adapting your training to your cycle can lead to better results and less injuries. (…)
When a Gambian girl starts menstruating, she’s often married off to a stranger. Hence why Musu Bakoto hid her periods for two years. (…)
Period stigma has long blighted the lives of young women in Nepal, but the pandemic is making things worse, says Geeta Pradhan. (…)