So, you’re someone who cares about the environment (and your dollar) and you’ve decided to make to switch to reusable menstrual products. Now what? Here’s a quick and easy guide to some of the many options for reusable period products, from someone who has tried them all. Let's talk cups, underwear, and pads!
Although menstruation is still not often discussed in frank and honest ways due to being so stigmatized, the conversation is growing and being heard. However, we are still seeing the problematic image of an ‘ideal menstruator’. Bleeding is more accepted when it comes from someone who meets certain socially accepted criteria - particularly in advertising.
As a company that is gender-inclusive (and proudly so), we sometimes have TERFs seeking out our content, simply to reply ‘only women menstruate’. Let’s talk about this. Menstruation seems to be a particular point of contention for TERFs, who suggest that saying 'people who menstruate' degrades their identity as a cis-woman.
As someone entrenched in the menstrual equity movement, I still have my qualms with this phrase. I regularly see-saw between whether a new audience can infer what it means on the spot, or whether it comes across as technical jargon that distracts from the point at hand. Yet still, without a conclusion to this question, we are here to explore what is menstrual equity and how can I use it in a sentence...