Men and periods

2 cents on 2 sides

If there’s one thing I learned about men, it’s that they have no intentions of dealing with women and their periods. Though women handle bloody messes every month and still hang on by a tampon string for decades, men who come in direct contact with a few drops of blood
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Women lead weed: A gal’s guide to local ganja

Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for clarity and brevity. As the cannabis industry burgeons in Berkeley, more female entrepreneurs are entering the plant-for-profit exchange. “There’s no other market that’s extensively open for women to start leading,” said Andrea Unsworth, founder of Stash Twist and chair of the Bay
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Dissolving false stigmas around PMS

Safe, Sane and Consensual

I’m sitting on the toilet — just using the bathroom, for crying out loud — when, all of a sudden, I’m actually crying out loud. It’s that time of the month again. Last month’s column explored how real and severe of an impact PMS can have on people’s lives. Many
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Emotional and social politics of PMS

Safe, Sane and Consensual

I was a sink with a leaky faucet. The tears wouldn’t stop. There was nothing wrong. I wasn’t sad. I just couldn’t stop crying. My mind churned out reasons to be sad, and I cried until I had a pair of swollen goldfish eyes. The worst part about it? This
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