bodies

Episode 33: Fighting Period Poverty with PerSister Raashi Thakkar Founder of the Minte Project

In this episode Bea and Liz sit down with PerSister Raashi Thakkar to discuss her initiative to provide menstrual products and education to rural India, The Minte Project. She’s doing amazing work and you can support her by starting a chapter on your campus, or through donations.

Check out the project’s Insta: https://www.instagram.com/minte.project/ and DM her or write an E-Mail – raashi924@gmail.com – to get in touch.

Episode 29: Blood Money – Tampon Tax and Period Poverty

In the second episode of our menstruation series, we talk about the painful truth of financial discrimination based on biology. Yep, tampon tax, period poverty, the whole bloody shebang.

Get yourself a blanket, a cup of tea and lots of chocolate and listen to us talk about the high costs of menstruating.

Bonus: you’ll learn more about our vaginas than you ever wanted to know. so yay.

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Episode 28: The Red Menace – Period Shame and Period Positivity

One thing that causes us pain and necessitates the consumption of copious amounts of chocolate is PMS and period pain. You know what causes us even more pain and requires the consumption of even more chocolate? You guessed it: period shame and period shaming. So, grab all of the chocolate you have in your immediate vicinity and listen to Liz and Bea talk about all things period in this first episode of our menstruation series.

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“5 Things That You Can Do to End Period Shaming.” freshiefemcare.com. Accessed August 21, 2018. https://www.freshiefemcare.com/blogs/freshie-news/5-things-that-you-can-do-to-end-period-shaming.

 

“11 Women Share Their Worst Period-Shaming Stories and They’re Relatable AF.” Revelist.com. Accessed August 21, 2018. https://www.revelist.com/feminism/women-period-shaming-stories/7567.

 

Armitage, Susie. “This Is What Period-Shaming Looks Like Around The World.” BuzzFeed. Accessed August 21, 2018. https://www.buzzfeed.com/susiearmitage/this-is-what-period-shaming-looks-like-around-the-world.

“Muslim Women Are Over All the Period-Shaming During Ramadan.” Global Citizen. Accessed August 21, 2018. https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/period-shame-ramadan-twitter-menstruation/.

Rutherford-Morrison, Lara. “8 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Ashamed Of Your Period.” Bustle. Accessed August 27, 2018. https://www.bustle.com/articles/109730-8-reasons-you-shouldnt-be-ashamed-of-your-period.

Siebert, Valerie, and SWNS. “Nearly Half of Women Have Experienced ‘Period Shaming.’” New York Post (blog), January 3, 2018. https://nypost.com/2018/01/03/nearly-half-of-women-have-experienced-period-shaming/.

“The Disturbing Parallels Between Period Shaming and Slut Shaming.” Women’s Voices for the Earth (blog), August 2, 2017. http://www.womensvoices.org/2017/08/02/period-shaming-and-slut-shaming/.

Weiss, Suzannah. “4 Things You Didn’t Realize Are Period Shaming.” Bustle. Accessed August 21, 2018. https://www.bustle.com/articles/166788-4-things-you-didnt-realize-are-period-shaming.

Episode 14: Sick and Tired – Women as Patients

The ladies of SWP sat down to talk about sexism and how women are treated by healthcare professionals. Spoiler alert: it’s not great. Grab some chocolate and settle in for a frank conversation about pain, hepeating, medical testing, and trusting your gut. Lesson for the episode: be an advocate for your own health and body!!

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Episode 3.3: Pregnant Bodies as/in the Public Space

Women’s bodies are routinely scrutinized, policed, touched without their consent and decided upon without their having a say in it. Don’t worry, it gets worse: being pregnant does not really change that; in fact, strangers might feel motivated to touch your belly or force you to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term. All we have is chocolate, ladies.

 

Episode 3: Pregnant Bodies – the (questionably) good, the bad, and the chocolate

In this Mother’s Day episode, Heather explains pregnancy while Beth, Beatrice, and Liz realise that they need inhalers to get through the episode. Grab your chocolate and your Feminist rage and learn about as much as we could stomach about the pregnant female body. We’re sorry for everything we put our mothers through, and we thank them for going through the torture that led to our birth.

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