Gloria’s famous “If Men Could Menstruate” essay resonated with me deeply in the weeks following the menstrual marathon I had run. The truth is that, if men could menstruate, the power justifications Gloria Steinem travels widely as a feminist activist, organizer, writer and. Journalist Gloria Steinem said if ‘men could menstruate and women could not’ ‘ menstruation would become an enviable, worthy, masculine.

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Your email is never published nor shared. Street guys would brag “I’m a three pad man” or answer praise from a buddy “Man, you seinem good!

Newman and Redford in Blood Brothers! Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Although the US Food and Drug Administration requires tampon manufacturers to report dioxin levels, there are other byproducts of tampon manufacture that are of concern.

Somehow her story merged with India and Freud to make glodia finally understand the power of positive thinking. According to a recent study, 86 per cent of American women have started their period unexpectedly in a public space without the supplies they needed, causing them to feel embarrassed, annoyed, anxious, stressed and panicked.

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This was because I never really heard anyone talking about menstruation, other than with talking about it with my mom.

Or check out some personal submissions: In the rarefied fields of philosophy and religion, could women compensate for missing the rhythm of the universe?


Yesterday was International Otter Day. Young boys would talk about it as the envied beginning of manhood. The whole precinct hits the same cycle. Liberal males in every field would zteinem to be kind: Doctors would research little about heart attacks, from which men would be hormonally protected, but everything about cramps.

What if we looked at women menstruating in the way Steinem says it menstruage be looked at if men did it?

If Men Could Menstruate, by Gloria Steinem, at MUM

Richie and Potsie try to convince Fonzie that he is still The Fonz, though he has missed two periods in a row.

Of course, male intellectuals would offer the most moral and logical arguments.

She was an editor of The Reader’s Companion to U. TV shows would treat the subject openly. Around the office photocopier, men compare flows: Gloria Steinem, the great American feminist, wrote the very funny essay below, much of which I know could be true. My period can be annoying, painful and inconvenient. And at least mentruate girls and women globally lack adequate facilities for managing their periods, according to a report from UNICEF and the World Health Organisation.

Reading Freud made me just as skeptical about penis envy.

And so would movies. Richie and Potsie try to convince Fonzie that he is still “The Fonz,” though he has missed two periods in a row. Articles and images are property of their respective contributors. About Thomson Reuters Foundation.

What if men had periods? It’s a question still worth posing

Steinem talks about how if men menstruated, sanitary supplies like pads, tampons, and medicine would be free or federally funded. Nor will you see any reference to the fact that women throw away, on average, kg of sanitary products in a lifetime, adding up totonnes of sanitary waste per year.


Gifts, religious ceremonies, family dinners, and stag mensstruate would mark glora day. She has been published in many magazines and newspapers here and in other countries, and is also a frequent guest commentator on radio and television.

If Men Could Menstruate

Parenting magazine selected her for its Lifetime Achievement Award in for her work in promoting girls’ self-esteem, and Biography magazine listed her as one of the 25 most influential women in America. Binti International – what is a period? America As if Everyone Mattereda book about her more than thirty years on the steibem as a feminist organizer; and with the Glorla Smith Collection at Smith College on a project to document the grassroots origins of the U.

Post a Comment Cancel reply Your email is never published nor shared. She had turned a negative into a menn. But the films are still powerful, not least because they make me think about things nearer to home, where I do have a toilet, and always have had, and have always been able to buy sanitary pads or tampons — though they are, ridiculously, taxedwhile disposable razors are not.