However a desire to simply get them out of the way as quickly and easily as possible continues to characterize many women's experiences of menstruation. A recent survey by tampon brand Lil-lets found that one-third of women have cancelled social plans due to their period.
Rape culture is allowed to persist because as a society we still value the political, economic and cultural contributions from men higher than those from their female counterparts. It persists because gender roles are still reinforced - boys will be boys, after all.
It's not ok to say 'she'd look so much nicer if she'd just...' That is an individual's perception. Just because someone would personally never wear something that revealing or never wear something that shade of yellow, doesn't mean they shouldn't.
Why aren't black female directors given more of an opportunity to share their films with audiences? They bring different perspectives, challenging storylines and insightful characters to the forefront and the majority of these characters are people of colour. They bring us stories that would perhaps be left untold.
When I was told I would be included in the Queen's New Year honours list, I thought I would write a blog reflecting on my career. Then I remembered that I find New Year reflections and forecasts dull and time-consuming. So, instead, here are the top things I would like to see change in relation to children and young people in the UK.
It's clear that Victoria was always infatuated with fashion, she has probably gone through every style - from that little black dress, full-on wag, to chic fashion designer - and has never been afraid to experiment, despite the constant criticism she faces. Victoria has now gained the respect from the elite fashion world, the likes of Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld, with her fashion line. No mean feat.
A report by the government's Social Mobility Commission, published on 28 December 2016, has found that British children of Pakistani and Bangladeshi b...
Our friends at Public Health England announced yesterday that mid-lifers are doomed to heart failure and dementia because we don't make time to exercise and eat healthy food. Thanks for adding to my woes, I think as I unwrap another KitKat. I'm 45 now and counting the days till my next birthday.
2017 - I am declaring it the Year of the MAGS! Yes, we can have what we want. We can deal with our bodies changing and we can definitely deal with menopause (lets' face it, it doesn't go on as long as periods...so that is DEFINITELY something to celebrate!)
Technology is lifting the veil on the mysteries of "the period" and I'm excited to be at the forefront of a movement to empower women with simple, convenient tools for harnessing the power of cycle tracking to enhance health and well-being.
I think I have tell everyone how accomplished I am feeling, due to feeling a little invisible otherwise as a MAGS. I don't know why we all feel this way as we get older, but it does seem we become a little invisible to the rest of the world!
This has been a year where misogyny has quite literally trumped empathy. In the United States, the presidential election was won by what Badger simply describes as an "Objectifier in Chief"; leaked audio of Donald Trump casually talking about assaulting women didn't end up hurting his presidential campaign one bit.
Kati is my wife. Kati is the young woman who suffered a stroke in 1995 and since that has been almost entirely paralyzed. Kati is a woman that has spent almost her entire adult life trapped inside her body. Kati is also the person that knows how to enjoy life at the moment to the fullest making the most of each and every day.
I don't know if they removed his profile, or if he removed it voluntarily. They never replied to me. The next thing I knew, I was being charged for membership: despite having written to inform them one of their subscribers had raped me, they wanted to continue to charge me! Eventually, when they did agree to cancel my subscription, their 'sorry you're leaving' email still contained the standard 'but if you'd like to join us again' text. It was the definition of insult to injury.
For the first time in my life I was standing in my power, being myself and using my innate gifts and abilities. I felt free to do what I wanted, I stopped apologising and asking for permission, and I was being rewarded for doing so. That felt good. Really good.
Officers spoke to passengers on four flights today. But as school break up thousands of flights are leaving this country and with them thousands of girls some of whom are at vulnerable age and headed to countries of high risk.