We dont need to bleed: why many women are giving up on periods

With recent confirmation that periods have no health benefit, an increasing number of women are using contraception to stop them altogether For some, it is about bringing an end to debilitating pain or dark thoughts. For others, it is as simple as being liberated from the sinking realisation that you need a tampon but you left them in your other handbag. When a new wave of feminist authors and activists are calling on women to embrace their periods, the idea that some do not want a monthly bleed and are seeking to avoid having them altogether can seem radical. The technology is there, in contraceptives. They dont only prevent pregnancy. A recent drop in tampon sales How your period is …

Guy Uses Genderswap Snapchat Filter On Tinder, Gets To Experience What Its Like For Girls

Tinder can be a bit of a minefield at the best of times; you just never know what horrors might be lurking behind that smiling picture you just swiped right on. And now, thanks to Snapchat’s new ‘gender swap’ filter, there’s a whole new level of potential awkwardness to sift through. The filter, another genius way for Snapchat to temporarily boost its users with an engaging plaything, is the latest craze sweeping social media right now. You might’ve noticed friends posting pics of themselves as members of the opposite sex with sometimes hilarious, sometimes uncomfortably attractive results. Who knew your best mate Dave was so sexy? Jake Askew got an incredibly flattering result from his and decided to put it …

Cannes 2019: jury speaks out against ‘rage and anger’ of populist politicians

Jury president Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu takes aim at Donald Trumps anti-immigrant policies A familiar trio of topics Netflix, gender disparity and Donald Trump were on the agenda as the this years Cannes film festival got under way. At the press conference introducing this years festival jury, its president, Birdman and The Revenant director Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu, took aim at Trump and offered support to theatre chains battling the dominance of the streaming service. Another jury member, the rise of populist politicians including Trump and said that his presence at the festival served as a repudiation for the US presidents anti-immigrant policies. Quick guide Cannes 2019 Show Hide When and where is it? The festival takes place in the French resort …

Cannes 2019: jury speaks out against ‘rage and anger’ of populist politicians

Jury president Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu takes aim at Donald Trumps anti-immigrant policies A familiar trio of topics Netflix, gender disparity and Donald Trump were on the agenda as the this years Cannes film festival got under way. At the press conference introducing this years festival jury, its president, Birdman and The Revenant director Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu, took aim at Trump and offered support to theatre chains battling the dominance of the streaming service. Another jury member, the rise of populist politicians including Trump and said that his presence at the festival served as a repudiation for the US presidents anti-immigrant policies. Quick guide Cannes 2019 Show Hide When and where is it? The festival takes place in the French resort …

If even Beyonc had a rough pregnancy, what hope do other black women have? | Derecka Purnell

A USA Today report showed black mothers suffer severe complications twice as often as white women Last week, Beyonc Knowles-Carter premiered Homecoming on Netflix. Three homegirls and I were glued on the navy sectional, journeying with Mrs Carter through her love for black colleges, black people and black music. Id seen the Coachella performance well over 50 times, memorizing the Getting to the Money routine for a dance challenge I never posted online. But this documentary included commentary and showcased her work ethic and diet, including the battle with her body during and after her second pregnancy with twins. I was 218 pounds the day I gave birth. I had an extremely difficult pregnancy. I had high blood pressure. I …