Language is Power: Why We Developed a Glossary for the Menstrual Movement

Language helps form the beliefs and attitudes that surround our experiences.

With the menstrual movement growing in strength each day and the topic of menstruation finally being recognized as a priority in the fight towards equity and equality, we need a shared understanding of our field and alignment on baseline terminologies.

Without appropriate or uniform language, communications and advocacy can fail to connect our efforts effectively to those we aim to influence, namely policymakers, corporations, activists, donors, and other changemakers.

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