Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Periods: So Hot Right Now!

Don your most festive Diva Cups, ladies, because America is all about periods right now. 

That's according to this Flavorwire piece, which suggests that last week's aggressive period-trolling on Reddit is actually unusual, and suddenly, menstrual talk has become weirdly normal. It's persuasive and supported by a whole raft of persuasive examples, like Tacocat's period anthem, Lily Allen's "Sheezus" period-referencing and BuzzFeed's How Metal Is Your Period quiz. And once you start thinking about it, there's more where that came from, like the sudden proliferation of period-panty brands and tech bros attempting to build tricked-out period apps

"Free bleeding" hoaxes notwithstanding, we've obviously come a long way from the days of "out of sight, out of mind." Ditto the late 90s—I vividly remember reading a some teen magazine's list of stupid code names about visiting cousins and painters, as though menstruation were a John le Carré novel. 

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Lyrics from Lily Allen's new song; "Sheezus";

"Periods, we all get periods
Every month, that’s what the theory is
It’s human nature, another cycle
Be nice to me, I’ll make you one of my disciples."

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