Out of so many bodily fluids that we are embarrassed about – why is it especially important to start talking more openly about menstruation? Firstly, because the taboo has major consequences, which I make clear in other posts like this. And apart from that, because menstruation in terms of shame, disgust and social rejection cannot […]Weiterlesen WHY WE HAVE TO STOP COMPARING MENSTRUAL BLOOD TO OTHER BODY LIQUIDS.
+++Deutsche version hier+++ The mystery of the purpose and effects of menstrual blood has led many great scientists to make adventurous statements. Not only did Aristotle, Hippocrates and the famous ancient physician, Galen tried to clarify the unsolved mystery of the monthly bleeding. In a collective creative puzzle, even Pythagoras, whose revolutionary triangular construction every schoolchild […]Weiterlesen WHY WOMEN WERE FIRED IN THE 60’S FOR THEIR MENSTRUATION AND WHAT PYTHAGORAS HAS TO DO WITH IT.
+++Deutsche Version hier+++ PMS is real. The „premenstrual syndrome“ plagues about 20-40 percent of menstruating people every month and can be summarized as a rather uncomfortable state. Headache, mood swings, sleep problems, weight gain, tightness in the chest, abdominal pain, indigestion, loss of appetite or food cravings (or alternating between them), acne, circulatory problems and […]Weiterlesen WHY (MENSTRUATING) WOMEN ARE CONSIDERED „HYSTERICAL“ AND WHAT HIPPOCRATES, HILLARY CLINTON AND LEECHES HAVE TO DO WITH THAT.
+++deutsche Version: hier+++ Tampons and pads don’t grow on trees. That’s a fact. While a woman in Germany just walks around the corner to the next supermarket to buy a monthly package of sanitary products access to monthly hygiene in other countries is unfortunately much more limited. When I myself lived in Tanzania for a few months with […]Weiterlesen PERIOD POVERTY: WHY EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW THIS TERM.
+++Deutsche Version hier: Warum wir alle FeministInnen sein sollten. Und damit meine ich auch Männer.+++ I grew up with the image in my head that a feminist is a nagging, unloved, hysterical woman with a short hairstyle and a double name. Today, I call myself a feminist; not because it has been “in vogue” for a […]Weiterlesen WHY WE SHOULD BE ALL FEMINISTS. INCLUDING MEN.