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

To prevent monthly work loss among the powerful, Congress would fund a National Institute of Dysmenorrhea. My period can lgoria annoying, painful and inconvenient. Women should be able to live their lives without shame because menstruation is a normal body function for many. Or check out some personal submissions: Or for their lack of symbolic death and resurrection every month? Here is a video kenstruate the charity Binti, so you can see the stories of girls and women affected by menstruation worldwide:.

If men could menstruate, they would brag about it said Steinem. So let’s own womenstruation.

In the rarefied fields of philosophy and religion, could women compensate for missing the rhythm of the universe? I think that the video I chose goes along with what she says about how menstruation would be looked at completely different if culd man was to go through it. Speaking to the CEO of Binti, a charity that provides sanitary towels, education on menstruation, and dignity to girls across the world, she explained: Of course, male intellectuals would offer the most glodia and logical arguments.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: If men men-struated, they would own it said Mennstruate. Menopause would be celebrated as a positive event, the symbol that men had accumulated enough years of cyclical wisdom to need no more. Men would convince women that intercourse was more pleasurable at “that time of the month.

If Men Could Menstruate

Without the biological gift for measuring the cycles of the moon and planets, how could a woman master any discipline that demanded a sense of time, space, mathematics— or the ability to measure anything at all?

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She had turned a negative into a positive. In the US, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has been trying for years to get a bill passed that would require tampon manufacturers to be more transparent about the chemical content of their products. Have you ever been in a public place and started your period?

Sanitary supplies would be federally funded and free. Articles and images are property of their respective contributors. You can make that change. One can imagine traditional women agreeing to all arguments with a staunch and smiling masochism. She has been published in many magazines and newspapers here and in other countries, and is also glkria frequent guest commentator on radio and television.

Doctors would research little about heart attacks, from which men would be hormonally protected, ken everything about cramps. Without the biological gift for measuring the cycles of the moon and planets, how could a woman master any discipline that demanded a sense of time, space, mathematics— or the ability to measure anything at all?

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They have been timed, too, to appear just before Menstrual Glorla Daywhich is today. She was the founding president of the Ms. Her books include the bestsellers Revolution from Within: The whole precinct hits the same cycle.

And if there are no sanitary towel or tampon facilities in your workplace, you can take the steps to making sure there are. Loading comments… Trouble loading? However, we all know that if someone were to overhear a woman talking like this, it would be considered disgusting.

Menopause would be celebrated as a positive event, the symbol that men had accumulated enough vould of cyclical wisdom to need no more.

Somehow her story merged with India and Freud to make me finally understand the power of positive thinking. But listening recently to a woman describe the unexpected arrival of her menstrual period a red dteinem had spread on her dress as she argued heatedly on the public stage still made me cringe with embarrassment.

In philosophy and religion, how eteinem women compensate for being disconnected from the rhythm of the universe? Liberal males in every field would try to be kind: How could a woman master any discipline that demanded a sense of time, space, mathematics, or measurement, for instance, without that in-built gift for measuring the cycles of the moon and planets – and thus for measuring anything at all?

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TV shows would treat the subject openly. Your email is never published nor shared. In short, the characteristics of the powerful, whatever they may be, are thought to be better than the characteristics of the powerless – and logic has nothing to do with it. Congress would fund a National Institute of Dysmenorrhea to help stamp out monthly discomforts.

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. I know it, of course, because I’m a manand men know everything – wait, I didn’t mean that!

Why have we still not made it our right to menstruate? Post a Comment Cancel reply Your email is never published nor shared. In the beginning of the video there is a sports reporter interviewing and football star that says that his secret to his success all comes down to his flow and that the team does so well because they all follow his cycle.

Serbia plans to halt dam boom in protected areas. Although shock and feelings of trauma exist globally but in different ways for different reasons, we are all together with sharing this feeling. 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.

All girls deserve the right to sanitary protection so they can stay in education. All feminists would explain endlessly that men, too, needed to be liberated from the false idea of Martian aggressiveness, just as women needed to escape the bonds of menses envy.