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Activists Take on the Toxic Tampon Industry and Fight Menstruation Stigma

In this interview, activists discuss the fight for safer and more affordable feminine hygiene products.

In this interview, activists discuss the fight for safer and more affordable feminine hygiene products.

Don’t Let Them See You Bleed: PERIOD examines the feminist movement through the lens of period activism. We will look at aspects of women’s health and social justice that are often overlooked – From period stigma to the unfair tax on feminine hygiene products and the fight to regulate and disclose ingredients in tampons and maxi pads. We’ll hear from activists, researchers, and intellectuals who are challenging the attitudes and policies that negatively impact women on a daily basis.

Special thanks to KUFM Missoula, Montana and Beth Anne, Austein for recording assistance.

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  • Aida Salazar, Activist, author of The Moon Within
  • Nolwen Cifuentes, Artist/Activist
  • Alexandra Gorman Scranton, Director of Science and Research at Women’s Voices for the Earth
  • Laura Coryton, British campaigner, feminist activist
  • Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, vice president for development at the Brennan Center for Justice
  • Tina Leslie, founder of Freedom 4 Girls


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