Newsy Women (And One Dude) Get Real About Periods
Periods are so taboo that the term "taboo" even originates from the Polynesian word for menstruation.By Danielle Dieterich | August 18, 2016
Monthly gift, time of the month, Aunt Flow, Shark Week, Crimson Tide, the visitor — today, we're talking about periods. And if your reaction was "eww," that's exactly why we're doing this. Talking openly about menstruation is still taboo, and we think that's a problem. So we asked the Newsy staff to have a really open conversation about bloody, crampy, frustrating, perfectly natural periods.
STEPHANIE LIEBERGEN: It's a fact of life. Everybody poops, everybody pees, and women get periods. That's just the way the human body works.