Articles about 'periods'

A brief history of period shame

Kitty Busz delves into the historical and cultural past of periods in order to better understand society’s fearful attitudes towards them

Guest Blogger // 18 May 2018

Categories: Blog

Challenging the Church’s menstrual shaming with poetry

Sharon Jagger investigates period shaming in the Church of England

Guest Blogger // 28 April 2018

Categories: Blog

Women’s stories told for everyone

Sophie McKay reflects on the worrying lack of women’s stories in UK theatre and how a new show at the Arcola challenges the idea that women’s stories aren’t universal

Guest Blogger // 6 April 2018

Categories: Blog

Four funny femmes

Four Femmes on the Thames’ show hits the mark for Rhian Evans with its ability to shout from the rooftops about ‘unladylike’ subjects and female taboos with wit and class

Rhian Evans // 13 December 2017

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

Lessons from Period School

Sarah Hewett teaches us all a few things about menstruation and calls for more openness and education around periods

Guest Blogger // 13 December 2016

Categories: Blog

Look out, a teen “meninist” is here to teach us about periods

Some may have laughed when a 19-year-old “meninist” told women to hold in their periods, but this lack of basic knowledge sidelines real women's health issues and experiences, writes Hayley Smith

Guest Blogger // 25 October 2016

Categories: Blog

We need to talk about periods

Sophie Jo says no to euphemisms. Why can't we just say we're bleeding and it hurts like hell?

Guest Blogger // 2 February 2016

Categories: Blog

Bleeding nuisance

As Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month starts, Daloni Carlisle, Ambassador for The Eve Appeal, explains why women must start talking about their period

Guest Blogger // 9 September 2015

Categories: Blog

Menstruation, 1946, Disney-style

Philippa unearths a video made by Disney in 1946 all about menstruation

Philippa Willitts // 27 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Proud sponsors of thrush

A guest post by Vicky Brewster about Always' new sanitary protection being scented, and the health and social implications of this.

Victoria Brewster // 11 June 2012

Categories: Blog

Always disappoint with transphobia

Philippa reports on an offensive video advertisement for sanitary protection.

Philippa Willitts // 10 August 2011

Categories: Blog

Oh, the Outrage!

Philippa talks about a newspaper's outrage to see a slang term for sanitary towels on a shopping list on a soap.

Philippa Willitts // 29 July 2010

Categories: Blog

A Tweet Too Far?

Guest blogger Philippa Willitts discusses the controversy which arose after a woman posted on twitter about having a miscarriage.

Philippa Willitts // 19 November 2009

Categories: Blog

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