Menstruating comfortably and more sustainably: a review of period underwear

Three periods ago I changed some menstrual habits. One of those changes was an (if not complete) switch to period underwear in place of pads. Together with menstruation cups (a cup placed inside the vagina similar to a tampon to collect the blood) menstruation underwear are the most common sustainable alternatives to one-use pads or …

It’s Menstrual Hygiene Day: Time to talk about (my) period(s)

The art shown in the cover picture of this article has been created by Crafts and Cramps , a Berlin based organization/ artist collective to end the stigma around menstruation May 28th is a day for feminist activism: Today is #MenstruationHygieneDay, a day to fight for ending the global stigma on menstruation, period poverty and …

Comfort and Corona: About Privilege (during the Crisis)

A few weeks back, when the Corona Crisis had hit Italy badly and other Europeans were first considering the possibility of isolation and quarantine, I was joking that I could not wait to be quarantined – all the books I could finally read. Five weeks later I have not read many books. I am home, …

Women’s struggle: Women rights and communism in the 20th century

The international women’s day roots in the activities of socialist organisations and activists in the beginning of the 20th century. In the US and Europe those early socialist feminists fought for the introduction of an international day for the struggle of women. In 1917 the 8th of March became a national holiday in Soviet Russia. …