‘About 10 percent of girls will get their first period and not have any clue about what is happening or what they should do’, says April Kurtyka. ‘That’s why I decided to write Aunt Flo.’
(Menstrual) Blood and Tears: ‘How I Survived a Very Public Menstrual Leak While Vacationing in Berlin.’ – A guest blog by Canadian writer Sarah Sahagian.
‘I bet she has her period in cubes.’ One of the absolutely brilliant one-liners from Absolutely Fabulous.
‘I love surprises, but just not surprise blood stains just when I’m wearing my nice new white undies.’ Period!- editor Yayeri van Baarsen writes a letter to her menstruation.
‘Our first period is a precious time and a celebration of the transition from being a girl to becoming a woman. But how come so very few of us truly celebrate our menarche?’ A guest blog by the Australian counsellor Robyn Jones. (…)
‘For most of my life, I’ve lived without any connection to my cycle, my body, my uterus, my ovaries, my breasts, my menstruation, my ovulation – in other words, to the fact that I am a woman.’ A story from the heart, by Mariette Reineke. (…)
‘My lower back is achin. And my clothes don’t fit. Now ain’t that a bitch? Sing along say, PMS!’ – Popidol Mary J. Blige sings the blues away.
‘But you know we can’t help it. We don’t even know the cause. But as soon as this part’s over, then comes the menopause.’
‘… but I think of it as the only time of the month when I can be myself.’ – Roseanne Barr
‘The wine is sour, flowers wilt, seeds dry out, bee colonies die, even the mirror becomes dull and loses its gloss ivory’ – Pliny the Elder.
‘According to gynaecologists women are menstruating about every month, while men, because they are men, do not menstruate every month’ – Muammar Kaddafi.
Feminist Gloria Steinem wrote in 1978 a hilarious essay about a world in which certain roles were reversed: If Men Could Menstruate.
‘If they keep crashing stuff into the moon, the moon’s gonna get pissed off, and the tides’ll change, and all the women’ll start PMS-ing together. Then you guys are going to f***ing regret it.’ – Tori Amos.
‘Women are defective by nature.’ Those are the words of the Greek philosopher Aristotle. He considered females as inferior because they menstruate instead of producing semen.
According to Hippocrates, the father of western medicine, menstruation was the salvation of most women. (…)