Hot menses mess!

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Feministing fave Margaret Cho has some (Tampax) pearls of wisdom to share:

Let she who is without menstrual stains throw the first tampon.

Amen, sister. Who among us hasn’t flipped a mattress at least once? Who hasn’t had a month where they’ve gone through, like, two boxes of super-absorbencies? Who doesn’t have a few pairs of stained cotton underwear that only comes out of the drawer once a month? (You know — the C team. As in, you’ve got your A-team underwear — the cute stuff that fits really well and that you feel great in; and B-team underwear — ill-fitting, or slightly old, or not that cute; and finally your C-team, which is basically your period panties.) Anyway. Thanks, Margaret. We love you.

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Male viewer writes letter to the editor explaining why women can’t play soccer

This weekend, England’s women’s soccer team played Germany in an historic match at Wembly national stadium. As the Independent reports, “It was the first standalone game for women at the home of football, drew a record crowd of 46,000, was shown live in TV coverage on the BBC, and introduced a generation of young girls to the idea of the women’s team being treated the same as the men for the first time.” 

After the game, one male viewer, David Hickey, wrote a letter to the editor asking why it was aired when women’s soccer clearly doesn’t compare to the men’s game. “Women can’t play football,” he wrote. “They don’t even know the basic rules.” Here’s his full message:

 

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This weekend, England’s women’s soccer team played Germany in an historic match at Wembly national stadium. As the Independent reports, “It was the first standalone game for women at the home of football, drew a ...