Art by Daniel Adolfo
What to Eat to Relieve Cramps
Cramps suck. That’s why we’re all about preventing them from showing up in the first place. But, if you’re dealing with cramps, a list of things you can do to avoid them probably won’t do much for you aside from piss you off. So, here’s a list of 5 foods that’ll bring you relief. Our Cramp Support Formula is not on that list because we didn’t want to come off as salesy, but reminder: it relieves cramps AND works to prevent them by addressing the underlying symptoms. 👊👊💥
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Period-shaming College Forces Students to Strip to Prove They’re Not Menstruating
A group of college students in India were forced to strip and show their underwear to female teachers to prove they were not menstruating and breaking rules. “According to these rules, women are barred from entering the temple and the kitchen and are not allowed to touch other students during their periods. At meal times, they have to sit away from others, they have to clean their own dishes, and in the classroom, they are expected to sit on the last bench.”
If you’re living in the US – especially if you run in progressive feminist circles – it may be tempting to think that period shame is a thing of the past. Sadly, it’s not. What can we do about it? And are we out of turn if we try to take part in eliminating period shame in other cultures? (Respond to this email to weigh in.)
Still from “Be A Lady They Said.”
Be A Lady, They Said.
All the paradoxes and infuriating demands of who and how we should be are summed up in “Be A Lady They Said.” If you somehow made it this far into the week without having watched the video, take a 3-minute break from email and watch it now. Thank you to Girls. Girls. Girls. Magazine, Camille Rainville, and everyone involved in making it– it makes us mad in the best way. (@Brazen friends, please be whoever the f*ck you want to be.)
Divorce Amongst Female CEOs vs. Male CEOs
A recent study found that women are two times more likely to get divorced after a major promotion (ie: to C-suite positions) than their male counterparts. Why is it more difficult for couples to survive when it’s the woman, and not the man, who takes on a high-power position? (We’re also curious to know how what the post-promotion divorce rate is like for same-sex couples and couples with one or more non-binary partner.)
Gender Pronouns on Campus
“As young people who have grown up with a more expansive concept of gender identity bring those ideas to college classrooms, universities have responded in varying ways, with some professors and schools quickly accommodating a wider range of gender pronouns, and others struggling over whether and how to institute new policies.” This article explores how different universities are adapting (and why some professors are resisting).