Period Poverty and Menstrual Equity
Feminist Hotdog · Season 3, Episode 10 · Published May 21, 2020 · 38 minutes
Let’s talk about periods! Period poverty affects millions of people all over the world, but we rarely talk about it. Because there’s so much shame and stigma surrounding menstruation, people who can’t afford period products—whether in schools, prisons, or in their daily lives—are often left with nowhere to turn for help. But, thanks to activists and advocates like the guests featured in this episode, that’s changing.
You’ll meet Leah Rodriguez, a journalist who covers period poverty globally; Breanna and Brooke Bennett, 12-year-old sisters who started a nonprofit to promote menstrual equity in their community; and Dr. LaToya Clark, a physician committed to making sure every young person who has a period knows how to take care of their body. Let’s put an end to period stigma, once and for all!
### Stuff We Talked About on This Episode
* [Leah Rodriguez Twitter](https://twitter.com/leahrod)
* [Global Citizen](https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/)
* ["US Government Acknowledges Period Products Are Necessities in COVID-19 Stimulus Bill"](https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/cares-act-covid-19-menstrual-products-fsa-hsa/)
* [Pandora’s Box: Lifting the Lid on Menstruation](https://www.pandorasboxthefilm.com)
* [Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity](https://www.periodequity.org/book-1)
* [I Support the Girls](https://isupportthegirls.org)
* [Women In Training](https://www.womenintraining.org)
* [WIT Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/WITKITS/)
* [WIT Twitter](https://twitter.com/womenintrainin1)
* [WIT Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/wit.womenintraining/)
* [Menstrual Hygiene Day](https://menstrualhygieneday.org)