As the Iris writers remind us, "The start of menstruation is classically hailed as the day a girl becomes a woman; it is also the day she starts to hide this womanhood." For many women, the need to take care of their menstruating bodies creates financial burdens. I've noticed a growing awareness of this issue in university students, and they are thinking about ways to address this structural inequity. This, and much more food for thought, is available in the current issue of Iris Magazine.
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* frac·tal FRACTALS ARE USEFUL IN MODELING STRUCTURES (SUCH AS ERODED COASTLINES OR SNOWFLAKES) IN WHICH SIMILAR PATTERNS RECUR AT PROGRESSIVELY SMALLER SCALES (Google dictionary)