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"All of this is typical girl-fear. Once you realize that The Exorcist is, essentially, the story of a 12-year-old who starts cussing, masturbating, and disobeying her mother—in other words, going through puberty—it becomes apparent to the feminist-minded viewer why two adult men are called in to slap her around for much of the third act. People are convinced that something spooky is going on with girls; that, once they reach a certain age, they lose their adorable innocence and start tapping into something powerful and forbidden. Little girls are sugar and spice, but women are just plain scary. And the moment a girl becomes a woman is the moment you fear her most. Which explains why the culture keeps telling this story."

Rookie, The Season of the Witch

For readings on the correlation in horror between puberty and the monstrous, see:

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sorayachemaly:

This should be posted in school hallways.

sorayachemaly:

This should be posted in school hallways.

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"On Periods: Let’s put this shit to bed right now: Women don’t lose their minds when they have period-related irritability. It doesn’t lower their ability to reason; it lowers their patience and, hence, tolerance for bullshit. If an issue comes up a lot during “that time of the month,” that doesn’t mean she only cares about it once a month; it means she’s bothered by it all the time and lacks the capacity, once a month, to shove it down and bury it beneath six gulps of willful silence."

Shakesville: Feminism 101 (via andotherdoublemeanings)

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"In the United States, access to tampons and pads for low-income women is a real problem, too: food stamps don’t cover feminine hygiene products, so some women resort to selling their food stamps in order to pay for “luxuries” like tampons. Women in prison often don’t have access to sanitary products at all, and the high cost of a product that half the population needs multiple times a day, every month for approximately 30 years, is simply, well, bullshit."

- The case for free tampons (via stuffmomnevertoldyou)

You know, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anybody suggest that toilet paper or paper towels in public bathrooms shouldn’t be free.  We’d consider it outrageous if that very basic necessity were to be missing, or provided only for purchase.

And yet.

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faunagrey:

~*girly $tuff*~

faunagrey:

~*girly $tuff*~

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dystopiaherenow:

Some menstruation art by 欠我兩千塊.

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socialismartnature:

oh snap!
[Rough translation] 
"Tired of the censoring of a natural process, various feminist groups have organized a variety of activities to bring to light the taboo surrounding menstruation."
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Las feministas que desafiaron el pudor de la menstruación
Cansadas la censura a sus procesos naturales, diversos colectivos de feministas se han organizado para realizar diversas actividades que sacan a la luz el tabú que rodea a la menstruación.

socialismartnature:

oh snap!

[Rough translation]

"Tired of the censoring of a natural process, various feminist groups have organized a variety of activities to bring to light the taboo surrounding menstruation."

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Las feministas que desafiaron el pudor de la menstruación

Cansadas la censura a sus procesos naturales, diversos colectivos de feministas se han organizado para realizar diversas actividades que sacan a la luz el tabú que rodea a la menstruación.
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plasmatwin:

Carrie (1976) Dir. Brian De Palma

plasmatwin:

Carrie (1976) Dir. Brian De Palma

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