armed and bleeding
(alternate caption: thought it was over, reached down to check and behold!)
Well I didn’t get a chance to take nice pictures of my Thanksgiving outfit, but here it is in a nutshell. The Period Power t-shirt from American Apparel with matching glossy red lips. I love this t-shirt so much. It features a person masturbating and menstruating.
I haven’t gone downstairs to unveil my special holiday outfit but I’m sure all of my older backward-thinking Mexican aunts and uncles will looooove it!
Menstrual Blood - graphic tablet
Menstrual Blood - gaphic tablet
- when people say it, it feels like they are afraid of saying “menstrual products” like actually naming menstruation is too dirty and impolite so we have to say “feminine hygiene.”
- it unnecessarily genders objects; not everyone who uses menstrual products wants to feel feminine, for many different reasons. it’s just unnecessary and alienating to some people.
- it’s weird and vague?? soap is a hygiene product that is used by feminine people? i know this is a bit silly, most people know what you are talking about when you refer to “feminine hygiene products” but it’s just another way of like mystifying something trivial like tampons for little kids
idk?? like i don’t want to make anyone feel bad for using this term, so if you have a reason for using it that i don’t understand, please feel free to message me and i’d love to hear about it but i just feel like this term is super unnecessary and problematic
|Sex and the City:||Do you realize how freeing it'll be not to have our periods?|
|Me:||Do you realize how freeing it'll be not to perpetuate patriarchal stereotypes about menstruation?|
"Are you sorry for making this?"
Fuck no, I’m not sorry.
Seriously though, a big thing that I don’t think a lot of young people realize is that all adults should understand periods. Males, females, etc. If you have a period problem, or need to go to an adult to have them get you pads, tampons, etc., or just to help you out, either they, or someone they are close to has had to deal with periods at some point in their life. They know what a period is…there’s a certain sympathy adults have towards young people and their periods. (Unless you’re Carrie White’s mom…)
You should not be afraid to go to an adult for period help. It might be embarrassing, but either they or someone they know has been through it. They are going to want to find the best solution for you. If any adult acts rude to you because you have a period problem, then you should just bleed all over their prized possessions.
Agh, how I just wish I lived in a world where it was so normal to talk about periods. Seriously though. It’s a normal thing that happens…why is everyone so ashamed of it.
I don’t have a clever name for this glittery period series that I’m working on yet…