Red Stuff in Virginia


WHERE?    
In your dormitory,
classroom or apartment, 
at a friend's house,
at a park or other open area
the center of campus
downtown
in a restaurant or cafe
just about anywhere!


Strawberries in Michigan



Egg Sacs

 

Having a Party ~ Red is the Color

In Search of Juan Colorado, a Film by Molly Strange
Written for the first-ever Menstrual Monday in 2000.  Like to make a copy to pass out at your party? Cut and paste into Notepad or Word, then print.

Check out an interview with Molly Strange, the author, by clicking here.

 

Red is the Color of Our Passions

Sex, anger, volcanoes, energy, action.
Red is the color of our blood.

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I hated my  period.
Mrs. Hori, my 10th grade biology teacher,
shined  the light on the miraculousness of
the female body.  As we studied the precise
and exact cycles and chain reactions that allowed the
egg to mature, release, travel, be fertilized or not,
and then shed as menstruation...my shame and anger
toward my femaleness began to thaw.
It didnít make me love my period,
but it made me hate it less.

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In the 1970s, Gloria Steinem wrote an essay
exploring, with humor, the idea,
ďIf men could menstruate...Ē
It is quite a funny little piece.
But it speaks to the 1970s.
Today, in the Loves, the 00s, the Aughts,
we need to update the sentiment.
Today, our sentiment is more like:
love our bodies,
love ourselves,
release shame,
embrace cycles,
and donít worry about the men!
Letís get our house in order,
and then invite them in,
only if and when weíre willing...

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When you abhor the bodyís products,
you abhor the body.
Shame is the by-product.
We can all do without shame.
Shame creates negativity, stagnation, loathing.
Letís shed our shame.
Let it roll out of us like our menstrual blood flows,
each month, month after month.

Shed the Shame!

 

Party Ideas Index ~ Molly Strange Says Shed the Shame! 

1.  Pledge to our Body and Mind
2.  Red Is the Color of Our Passions
3.  Meditation and Visualization
4.  Message from the Ovum Office

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