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Research shows that students lacking access to menstrual products experience higher rates of absence and are less able to focus and engage in the classroom. A lack of access to menstrual products can also cause serious health issues, including emotional distress, physical infection, and disease.
PERIOD founder and Harvard College student Nadya Okamoto offers a manifesto on menstruation and why we can no longer silence those who bleed--and how to engage in youth activism. Throughout history, periods have been hidden from the public. And due to a crumbling or nonexistent national sex ed program, they are misunderstood. Because of these stigmas, a status quo has been established to exclude people who menstruate from the seat at the decision-making table, creating discriminations like the tampon tax, medicines that favor male biology, and more. Period Power aims to explain what menstruation is, shed light on the stigmas and resulting biases, and create a strategy to end the silence and prompt conversation about periods.
New Handbook for a Post-Roe America by Robin Marty
The New Handbook for a Post-Roe America is a comprehensive and user-friendly manual for understanding and preparing for the looming changes to reproductive rights law, and getting the health care you need.
The Moral Property of Women by Linda Gordon
Arguing that reproduction control has always been central to women's status, The Moral Property of Women shows how opposition to it has long been part of the conservative opposition to gender equality.
What will happen in different states if Roe falls? What restrictions are currently in place? The podcast seeks the answers to these questions and bring insight to both those new to the movement for reproductive justice and veterans in the fight.
Support the Girls collects and distributes essential items, including bras, underwear, and menstrual hygiene products, allowing women and folx experiencing homelessness, impoverishment, or distress to stand tall with dignity.