Here at Bloody Good Period HQ, as you know, we like to shine a red light on all things period. So here's our round-up of menstruation matters to have hit the headlines in September.
Everyone’s going crazy for the stylish Thinx undies that will literally ROCK YOUR VAGINA. (Did I say that out loud?) These period-proof knickers are made using anti-microbial, absorbent and leak-resistant materials so you can go about your business worry-free. We’re fans of the Hi-Waist panties that hold up to two tampons worth of liquid gold (your flow).
Period drama just got a whole new meaning. Mooncup are here with their very own #PeriodDrama campaign that highlights the ease and convenience of the cup (cos getting blood out of a dress with that many layers ain't easy). Set against a backdrop of the British countryside, it comes with the prerequisite damsel in distress(ing period pain), a petrol station and rugged period costume. Check it out below.
For centuries, women in the workplace have had to fight popular belief that menstruation inhibits our ability to think clearly and make rational decisions. Well, fellow bleeders, a recent study in Zurich led by Professor Brigitte Leeners has evidence that suggests otherwise. The results found “no consistent and meaningful associations between prefrontal cognitive functioning and fluctuations in hormone levels that replicated across two menstrual cycles.” So, to all the awesome menstruators of the world, never let your period get in the way of making your voice heard both at work and home.
At long bloody last, the fight to end period poverty has hit the political headlines outside of Scotland. The Labour Party has committed to abolishing period poverty by distributing free sanitary products in schools, food banks and homeless shelters if they get into power (and in the meantime, they're going to pressure the Tories to do summin about it, too). Shadow Women and Equalities Minister, Dawn Butler, is a leading force behind the campaign. Read more here.
Last month saw an incredible victory for female detainees in US prisons. Thanks to a report published by The Bureau of Prisons, federal inmates now have access to free pads and tampons, items they previously paid for during their imprisonment. This memo proposed by the democrats will affect almost 13,000 detainees. Read the official policy here.
Our penultimate news highlight is a surprising one. Whoopi Goldberg has only gone and launched a line of marijuana products for women who suffer from menstrual cramps. Yes, really.
And finally, folks, you can breathe a sigh of relief as I tell you… it’s okay, I repeat, okay, to make mayonnaise when you’re on your period. Phew.