Periods Are So Important, They Just Won an Oscar | Periods and the Stigma Around Them

“Period. End of Sentence” is a documentary about menstruation, and it just won the award for Best Short Documentary at the Oscars.

The documentary focuses on the stigma of menstruation in a small village in India, where the word “period” is associated with school, and pads do not exist.

Here’s the thing, small, rural communities are not the only places that have removed or refused to use words relating to menstruation from their vocabulary. There are tons of comments floating around the internet about how “cringe-worthy”, “gross” and “uncomfortable” periods are, especially for men. Yes you read that right. This is part of the problem. Credit needs to be given where credit is due. The people who are truly affected by menstruation are the other half of the population, (girls and women).

Most women experience symptoms relating to menstruation or their cycle on a fairly consistent, month-to-month basis. So WHY have we not figured out how to live mindfully with our cycle? Don’t worry, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to test, trial and share methods that have helped us go with the flow. The platform Simply LaFemme is used to share our experiences, squash stigma and create a community for girls and women who feel victimized by their cycle.

It’s not 1894, let’s talk, share, connect and unite to find our rhythm and mind our cycle.

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Simply LaFemme

Simply LaFemme

We created the platform, @simplylafemme to share our experiences, squash stigma and create a community for girls and women who feel victimized by their cycle. We share research, stories, tips and tricks for maintaining personal wellness and sanity before, during and after menstruation (so, basically everyday of our lives). We don’t want to spend half […]

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