Period Poverty: A Bloody Injustice

Anastasia Kyriacou | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Politics
Anastasia Kyriacou

I will never forget the scene in Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake when the character Katie gets taken into the backroom of a shop for trying to steal tampons because she is too poor to afford them.

What If Tampon Adverts Were Honest?

April Wilson | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
April Wilson

We may now be away from the blue liquid, and instead are focusing on empowering women; however, Bodyform and Always (and Tampax) please empower women even further by making sure you #smashshame around menstruation as well.

Women's Day Strike: Why Wearing Red Is A Symbol Of Blood And A Menstrual Revolution

Kate Shepherd Cohen | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Shepherd Cohen

all women everywhere For me, having closely followed stories of female workers rights of late, this sounds like an explicit call for collective menstrual leave. And rightly so. Menstruation, I believe, needs to be at the heart of the new international feminist movement if we are to deeply understand the rights and needs of 50% of the world's population.

'Dragons' Den' Laughed At Periods - We're Fighting Back

Laura Coryton | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Laura Coryton

Last week, the BBC aired a potentially ground-breaking episode of Dragons' Den when sanitary box provider 'DAME' made their show debut. It was huge. Their appearance was set to prove that there is money to be made in women's hygiene products and that it's OK to talk about periods. That's pretty amazing. Only it wasn't, at all.

The Homeless Period: Breaking the Silence for Women Without The Tools to Get Through Their Period.

Keely Thorne | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Keely Thorne

The support so far has meant that our donations can do more than provide a short term fix to the problem, but rather we are being able to present shelters with long term supplies of care packages, so that women who otherwise struggled can now plan ahead and equip themselves fully when it comes to this critical aspect of their health.

Tampons or Food?

Jodie Louise Connor | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jodie Louise Connor

TOTM is a campaign we have set up which intends to raise donations of sanitary products, baby wipes and clean underwear for women facing homelessness in and around Manchester City Centre. Lack of access to sanitary products might only be a small part of the daily challenges that homeless women face but I don't think we can underestimate the value of allowing women to maintain their comfort and dignity.

All These Gimmicky Period Products Are Giving Me Stomach Cramps

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 15.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

I have no idea where these products came from or why they keep popping up on my news feed and in irritating press releases, but I hope I speak for all women when I say: enough is enough. Millions and millions of women have blobbed before us without the need for a gimmicky product, and we certainly don't need them now.

Tampon Tax - It's Not Good Enough, Period

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK
Leeanne Boulton

What do crocodile meat, edible sugar flowers, flapjacks and helicopters all have in common? These are all items that Chancellor George Osborne and th...

The Menstruation Revelation: What Every Woman Should Know

Sarah Mehta | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Mehta

Sometimes a particular invention becomes so ubiquitous that we can't imagine needing anything better to replace it with. This couldn't be truer of tampons. Just like the hot air hand driers in every public bathroom, it's as if the world said, there that'll do, and gave up.

PMS Bites Now Exist To Help With Your Premenstrual Woes

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The week before your period can be pretty fraught. The smallest and most insignificant things can bring you to tears, your face resembles a dot-to-...

Bad News: The Sugar Cravings Around Your Period Are Actually Ageing You

Antonia Mariconda | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Antonia Mariconda

sually, I work out 4 times a week, and I eat healthily, But, for one week during every month, I am, shall we say, less than vigilant with my food choices! Obviously I don't want the fact that I fall to pieces once a month to sabotage all my other anti-ageing efforts. It's scary to think that for 12 weeks of the year I eat junk and empty calories that do my body no good at all.

What Happens When You Fake Your First Period With Nail Polish

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Meet Katie, the tweenage girl so desperate to have her first period (all of her friends have had theirs) that she fakes it - by paining bright red nai...

Breaking the Silence on Periods

Margaret Batty | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK
Margaret Batty

It's time to break the silence. Here in the UK, menstruation may be an annoyance. It may even be painful. But for many girls and women around the world, it carries much more serious consequences.

The Single Girl Unwittingly Discovers Her Sex

Leanne Davis | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Comedy
Leanne Davis

I lay there terrified and wondering how the hell I have gotten this so wrong. It hadn't said anything about sex in the marketing; tantric, solo or otherwise. I am a pretty open-minded person and am seeking new adventures. But I want to know what I am signing up for first before I end up in a room with 18 strangers feeling their sex.

Third Of Women Think Cervical Cancer Symptoms Are 'Normal'

PA | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Only a third of women would visit a GP if they experienced a common symptom of cervical cancer, figures suggest. Just 33% of women would go to see ...