Gloria Steinem

#FreeToBleed? No thanks. Sometimes, discretion is the better part of activism

#FreeToBleed? No thanks. Sometimes, discretion is the better part of activism

Call me a rebel, but I don't think menstruation needs a public relations initiative or a political movement.

I don't think women are oppressed or even repressed if they don't want to broadcast the inner workings of their reproductive systems. I don't think it's tantamount to “body shame” if you get embarrassed when your purse falls open and spills out all manner of personal-care items (I'm talking not just “feminine products” but used tissues and crumb-encrusted Chapstick tubes, which are cringe-inducing in their own ways). I don't think modern feminism hinges on being able to post an Instagram photo of your bloodstained sheets and calling it a political...

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