Dispatches from Ladyblogland

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Red and Mossy: A Brief History of Menstruation

As a historian, as a former SCAdian (medieval re-enactor), as someone who likes neomedieval fiction, the question I’ve seen pop up the most is: What did people in the past do about issues like menstruation? Most SCAdians use modern products under their historical clothing, and fictional series can ignore it. But obviously real people didn’t have that luxury.

This isn’t a comprehensive study of every time and culture (though if someone wants to pay me to do that. . . ). Instead, this is the kind of info you can use to inform your ideas about Game of Thrones or Skyrim characters. Menstruation through largely a historical European lens.

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Everything I Learned About Periods Working for a Major Tampon Brand

I spent a year and a half as the community manager for a major tampon and pad brand. I enjoyed opening with this at parties beacuse it always got a good conversation going. As a pro-woman, ra-ra feminist, I genuinely liked working with this brand and I learned a lot about the awesome people who genuinely want to do away with the period shame. Read More Everything I Learned About Periods Working for a Major Tampon Brand

Honouring My Flow: Surviving A Menstrual Crisis

It was a dark and stormy night and little did I know what was in store for me when morning came and dawn broke. Read More Honouring My Flow: Surviving A Menstrual Crisis

Wednesday Logic Problem: Period Magic

Thanks to elected officials who wouldn’t know a uterus from a sorting hat, the magical secrets we all keep in our ladyparts are no longer shrouded in mystery. And that calls for a logic problem.  Read More Wednesday Logic Problem: Period Magic

Best of P-Mag: Consumer Goes Green, That Time of the Month

Here on the Lady Blog, it makes sense that we talk about the lady bleeding. I found this article particularly helpful in deciding if reusable supplies would be a good idea during my ladies’ days. Thank you, Sara B., for doing the heavy lifting on this one. -Sally J  Read More Best of P-Mag: Consumer Goes Green, That Time of the Month

Crimson Tide Diaries: What Commenters Say About Period Products

If you write about pads or tampons or menstruation in general, this is how it goes. Want to give a guess what the first comment usually is about?

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