Tag Archive: womanhood

I love this.
I know it’s an ad. I know that not everybody’s cycle is as clockwork like as this ad (and, well, our entire culture) makes it out to be. I know that we’re really supposed to laugh at the megalomaniacal Camp Gyno. But I love it anyway.
I love that there’s a little kid talking openly to her friends about vaginas and menstruation. And saying “vag” and “menstruation”. With glee. And demonstrations. I love (love love) the Red Badge of Courage. I even love that whoever started this company sends you *chocolate* on your period. Like it’s something to look forward to. 🙂

Just throwing a couple of links up for your perusal:

Charlie Glickman talks about The Performance of Masculinity, with fabulous sociological stats to back it up.

Melissa, over at Shakesville, has a related article that is also emphatically worth reading.

As a follow-up to this article (which addresses something that’s been making me fucking furious ever since the Ruby ads came out in 1998), Hanne Blanke gives us Why Wouldn’t I?, an article on why she includes trans and intersex women as well as cis women under the heading of “women”.  To which I am inclined to respond:  Fucking hell yeah, THIS!

Stay tuned for a Real Post ™ on D/s relationships and the wobbles I (still) have with the D role. 🙂


– Ms Syren