Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Feministing did a post about menstrual products today. Hooray!

Apologies for the sparse posts, but lately I have been too busy working on this paper, my workshop, and the vast multitude of other projects I have been putting off all semester. Not great times.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Workshop: It's Your Body. PERIOD.

Hello everyone in the UCM area:

We've decided on a date for my workshop!

It's Your Body. Period.
A workshop about the impact of menstrual products on your body, your wallet & the environment
Presented by Jamie Schlote as part of an honors thesis project
Wednesday, March 26, 1:00pm
Union 237B

"That time of the month." "Aunt Flo's monthly visit." "Riding the crimson tide." There are so many ways for women (and men) to talk about menstrual cycles without ever actually naming them. Why is this? This interactive session explores some of the taboos and anxieties surrounding menstruation, from the way ancient cultures interpreted it to how it is marketed to young girls today. Jamie compares typical drugstore products used to manage menstruation to lesser-known alternatives and reveals the hidden costs carried by both - to women's health, to women's wallets, and the environment.

So yeah. Mark your calendars; I can't wait to see you.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Mudslide in Crotch Canyon!!

While trying to come up with a catchy title for my workshop in a couple weeks, I've come across this list of euphemisms for menstruation. My favorites:

  • Tomato boat has come in
  • A visit from Cap'n Bloodsnatch
  • The kitty has a nosebleed
  • Dishonorable discharge from the uterine navy
  • Rebooting the ovarian operating system

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Word Count

My paper has 3,366 words in it right now. Eight single-spaced pages.

Jenn (advisor) says I should spend this next week haulin' ass (my paraphrase) with this thing so that I feel good about it when I leave for Spring Break on Friday. I agree.

I hope I continue to agree throughout the week...


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