IF MEN COULD MENSTRUATE GLORIA STEINEM PDF

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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Gloria Steinem: “If Men Could Menstruate” – Madame Gandhi | BLOG

To prevent monthly work loss among the powerful, Congress would fund a National Institute of Dysmenorrhea. If that has not sent you in to panic, to find that the ladies toilets have no sanitary towels or tampon menstruats is enough to send your hormones raging, because surely they are just as necessary as tissue roll right?!

In fact, the epidemic of shame, embarrassment and a lack of resources is a global one. My period can be annoying, painful and inconvenient. Want to submit an article as well?

Notify me of new comments via email. To wrap up this post, I would just like for everyone who reads this, to think about these menstruzte as if the roles were switched. It has a 68C heated therma-core. Essays June Issue 2 Responses. Here is a video by the charity Binti, so you can see the stories of girls and women affected by menstruation worldwide: So either way we go, we are different or oppressed, whether we menstruate or not.

Military men, right-wing politicians, and religious gloeia would cite xould “men-struation” as proof that only men could serve in the Army “you have to give blood to take blood”occupy political office “can women be mfnstruate without that steadfast cycle governed by the planet Mars?

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Posted October at 3: You are commenting using your Twitter account. Living in India made me understand that a white minority of the world has spent centuries conning us into thinking a white skin makes people superior, even though the only thing it really does is make them more subject to ultraviolet rays and wrinkles.

Gloria Steinem travels widely as a feminist activist, organizer, writer and lecturer.

If Men Could Menstruate

Socialist feminists would insist that only under capitalism would men be able to monopolize menstrual blood. Doctors would research little about heart attacks, from glroia men would be mem protected, but everything about cramps. This was because I never really heard anyone talking about menstruation, other than with talking about it with my mom. Amy Richards, of Ms.

Steinem’s office, kindly gave your MUM permission to reproduce the article, which originally appeared in the October issue of Ms.

She was an editor of The Reader’s Companion to U. 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?

Loading comments… Trouble loading? Newman and Redford in Blood Brothers! Gifts, religious ceremonies, family dinners, and stag parties would mark the day. Speaking to the CEO of Binti, a charity that provides sanitary towels, education on menstruation, and dignity to girls across the world, she explained: The answer is clear – menstruation would become an enviable, boast-worthy, masculine event: Why have we still not made it our right to menstruate?

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If Men Could Menstruate by Gloria Steinem A white minority of the world has spent centuries conning us into thinking that a white mejstruate makes people superior – even though the only thing it really does is make them more subject to ultraviolet rays and to wrinkles.

I think this is a very accurate idea of how men would act if they did menstruate, just another way that men would find a way to brag about their periods and compete with one another.

What if men had periods? It’s a question still worth posing

Of course, intellectuals would offer the most moral and logical arguements. The whole precinct hits the same cycle. Author, activist and feminist Gloria Steinem wrote in a hilarious essay about a world in which certain roles were reversed: Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.

This entry was posted in Essays. TV shows would treat the subject openly. Sanitary supplies would be federally funded and free.

Articles and images are property of their respective contributors. Sanitary supplies would be federally funded and free. Notify me of new posts by email. One can imagine right-wing women agreeing to all these arguements with a staunch and smiling masochism.