‘Im such a big fan of the menstrual cycle! the women asking whether its possible to have a better period

Exhausted with doctors not taking periods seriously, a new wave of authors is asking whether menstruation can ever be tolerable even enjoyable A tiny drop of blood on our bathroom floor was what gave me away. My mother took it as a sign that, at the age of 15, my period had arrived. After popping out to the shops, she came to my room with sanitary pads and a bunch of flowers; the pads came with a brief lesson on how to use them while the gerberas were left behind without explanation, some unspoken symbolism for my blossoming womanhood. The truth was, I had had my period for two years. It had arrived without fanfare when I was 13, but, …

Can someone please send mushrooms to all the mens rights activists out there? | Arwa Mahdawi

If Roosh V, rape-apologist and leading voice in the online manosphere, can change his ways, perhaps psychedelics can advance feminism Sign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Roosh V has been God-pilled The internets most infamous pickup artist and rape-apologist recently announced that he received a message while on mushrooms and has found God. Daryush Valizadeh, who goes by the name Roosh V, the Southern Poverty Law Center as a male supremacist, Roosh has grown a devoted following by promoting a hateful ideology he describes as neomasculinity and sharing predatory tips for seducing women by no. From the his forum he writes that The God pill does feel like the final …

Kim Kardashian West is studying law: welcome to the new seriousness | Gaby Hinsliff

Vacuous celebrity could be on its way out its no longer enough to be famous for being famous, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff Kim Kardashian West is studying to be a lawyer. The reality TV star who once tried to break the internet with a photograph of her bottom defended OJ Simpson in one of the most racially charged trials in living memory. The prisoner in whose case she intervened, Van Jones, the prison reform campaigner who accompanied Kardashian West to the White House, also describes his new ally as the mother of three black kids. That has very specific resonances in a USA where black and mixed-race families (if not necessarily those with Kim and her husband Kanye Wests …

Feminism with no human warmth leaves me cold | Zoe Williams

Im a fan of the acclaimed young writer known as the Slumflower. But her sexual creed of exploitation appals me, says Guardian columnist Zoe Williams A couple of years ago, the feminist society of Deptford Green secondary school convened a conference. It was there that I met Chidera Eggerue: aka the Slumflower, author of #saggyboobsmatter movement. She was a remarkable woman. I dont want to call her a remarkable young woman, even though she was 23 at the time: young is such a modifier and she would have been remarkable at any age. Her broad message was one of body positivity: if you love yourself and your shape, nobody can shame you. She built what I thought was a brisk, …

Ilhan Omar’s words were twisted and Democrats were part of the problem | Arwa Mahdawi

The congresswoman faced bad-faith claims of antisemitism at a time when Trump is making America more dangerous for Jews Sign up for the tweeted a photo of Rolling Stone magazine, on which she is pictured posing next to three of the new young congresswomen. A picture is worth 1,000 words but [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Jahana Hayes] and Nancy on the cover of @RollingStone is worth millions of dreams to women and girls across America, Pelosi said. To them we say: know your power. Know your worth. Have a plan. And be ready. While those are very inspirational words, Pelosi could have done with taking them a little more to heart herself. Instead she, and other Democratic leaders, have spent …

My 30 Uplifting Illustrations To Help You Focus On Self Love

#1 This applies to both romantic and platonic relationships! #3 Don’t feel ashamed about feeling the need to spend time hiding away from the world – take the time you need to rest and repair #5 Society as lead us to believe that our ultimate goal is to be beautiful because according to the white supremacist capitalist patriarchy beauty = value. Beauty standards exist, they are narrow and limited, some people fall into the category of what is considered “beautiful” and some don’t. The truth is we don’t need to be beautiful!!! It’s not the most important in life – we are so much more than that. Let us be weird, ugly, gross, have bad taste. It doesn’t mean we’re …