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PLAYLIST: Girl Power Ani Difranco

PLAYLIST: Girl Power Ani Difranco

Some songs just bring out the feminist in you, or let you feel free to be yourself. In a world where conformity is forced on us from every angle, listening to music that encourages an authentic relationship with yourself, your sexuality, and your gender can be very freeing. Ani has always enjoyed toying with gender […]

Lady Business: Ruby Cup’s Real Menstrual Activism

Lady Business: Ruby Cup’s Real Menstrual Activism

IMAGE: Ruby Cup founders Veronica d’Souza, Maxie Matthiesen and Julie Weigaard-Kjaer Recently, I wrote about how women experiencing their cycles should at least consider switching from cotton-based products like tampons to re-useable menstrual cups. Beyond the health and financial implications of not using tampons (reduced risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome and less ongoing/monthly expense), there are […]

The Female : Cannabis Relationship

The Female : Cannabis Relationship

IMAGE: “Daydream,” Andrew Wyeth Women have long kept their health lore confined to their close female communities.  Until the late 19th century, birthing was the domain of women and they carried this, as well as other women’s health knowledge, forward.  Natural birth control (often herbs) had to keep secret.  There is lore that women once […]

Bloody Vaginas Are Funny, So Laugh!

Bloody Vaginas Are Funny, So Laugh!

Humans are funny. I don’t mean that we have such fantastic senses of humor and can find something to laugh at in every situation, since a lot of people can’t. I mean, the physicality of humans is hysterical. That’s why farts make children, and some of us grown-ups as well, laugh; that’s why toilet humor […]

Cannabis And The Female Life Cycle

Cannabis And The Female Life Cycle

PHOTO: Happy Uterus by primavera777 By Estelle Toby Goldstein, MD At one time, it was simply assumed cannabis would mark the various stages of the life cycle in women. Today, traditions must be re-examined in the light of modern medicine, experimentation, gathering scientific data – and most importantly, in safety considerations. Cannabis and Menses The tradition of using […]

PLAYLIST: Veronica Dee’s Psychedelic Trip

PLAYLIST: Veronica Dee’s Psychedelic Trip

Drugs make us listen to all kinds of music. Some is really good and some you can’t really get into unless you’re on drugs. I don’t have any set playlist for when I’m on psychedelics but I have found a favorite to listen to in an odd way. When I was eighteen, I took a […]