A fun quiz to test how much you know about menstruation, its management and its representation in pop culture! Find out how much you know, #BloodyWomen
I have periods now, like normal girls; I too am among the knowing, I too can sit out volleyball games and go to the nurse’s for aspirin and waddle along the halls with a pad like a flattened rabbit tail wadded between my legs, sopping with liver-colored blood.”
Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eyes
When did it happen?
When did the excitement about our periods turn into embarrassment?
When did we start hiding our sanitary napkins in tiny black bags when returning from the chemist’s, as if we were carrying a secret shame with us?
When did we start laughing at the sexist jokes about PMS and women’s “time of the month” with knowing sighs instead of protesting their unfairness?
When did we start acquiescing with that one neighbour who insists you can’t visit the temple during your periods?
This simple quiz tests how much you know about this most normal of human processes (one which is a part of your body for one-fourth of a month) – some fun facts, some pop culture trivia and some bracing statistics.