Murdering Feminine Hygiene. Part two: Tampons

  In part one of this topic I explained why I despise the phrase and the practice of feminine hygiene. In short, the phrase is gendered and sexist – there’s no equivalent phrase for men such as ‘masculine hygiene’ – and feminine hygiene usually denotes unnecessary activities solely pertaining to one’s vagina. I examined hormonal …

Murdering Feminine Hygiene. Part One: Hormonal Birth Control

Margaret Sanger: mother of planned parenthood, dreamed of a birth control pill decades before it existed.She was prosecuted for instructing women about contraception. After some consideration, I’ve decided that I passionately hate feminine hygiene. I am referring both to the phrase as well as the practice itself. Gross, you’re thinking, as if I’ve just admitted …

Go Home Justice

“Charity begins at home and justice begins next door,” Charles Dickens wrote in his 1843 novel, Martin Chuzzlewit. On Tuesday, Trump began to wind down the DACA program (which stands for “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”), expecting Congress to step in with a legal solution by March for the 800,000+ Americans that it protects. The …