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Gender Disappointment & Just Regular Old Sexism

Gender Disappointment & Just Regular Old Sexism

A Tik Tok video went viral recently showing a soon-to-be father's disappointment at the prospect of having another daughter. His wife shared the video of their gender reveal showing the soon-to-be-Dad-of-three storming off swearing as pink confetti rained around them. The man can be heard repeatedly yelling, "F***" as he walks out of the video frame. The video was captioned by the mother, "I swear he's happy".
Why is menopause so taboo?

Why is menopause so taboo?

Menopause is one of the facts of life. It happens to everyone with a uterus, and is a transitional phase that women will spend approximately a third of their life in. So why is it still considered so taboo?

While some progress has been made to break down period stigma (by organisations like TABOO!), menopause often slips under the radar. There are a number of reasons for this, with many of which being rooted in the intersection of sexism and ageism.

The Effects of Periods on Women Experiencing Homelessness

The Effects of Periods on Women Experiencing Homelessness

Periods are often an unpleasant or an inconvenient time of the month for anyone who menstruates – let alone people experiencing homelessness. Many women experiencing homelessness are unable to purchase essential items during their cycle – from pads, to tampons and other period products.
Gendered Violence: the Dangerous Perception of Good vs Bad Victims

Gendered Violence: the Dangerous Perception of Good vs Bad Victims

When the murder of Sarah Everard hit our screens and papers in early 2021, the whole world collectively mourned her loss. I couldn’t put my finger on exactly why this particular story had such a profound effect on us, but there was this shared sense of fear and grief amongst my female friends. I found myself looking behind me constantly when walking alone in a carpark, holding my car keys between my middle and index finger in case I needed to wield it as a weapon.
Pad it Forward: A Letter from our Director of Local Outreach

Pad it Forward: A Letter from our Director of Local Outreach

As you may know, our PIF program is working to address barriers to menstrual health education and period products in Australia. We partner with schools, community organisations and health care centres around the country to deliver your amazing donations of period products to. Our program partners then distribute the period products to their community members, providing dignified and uncomplicated access to period products and menstrual health support. 
Woman holding giant pad, discussing the worst period horror stories.

6 Of The Funniest Period Stories We've Heard

Excerpts from TABOO's Podcast The Flow: "Embarassing period stories" From false first periods, the bizarre world of tampon application, to learning what the sticky side on a pad is for…have you ever had a horrifically embarrassing period story that you think tops them all? Here are just a few sto...