In Spring 2020, Columbia students and faculty had the opportunity–for the first time ever–to spend a full semester exploring menstruation through many different angles in the course Menstruation, Gender, and Rights: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Students engaged in writing OpEd style short pieces that draw attention to various facets of menstruation neglected in the mainstream discourse. Leading up to the worldwide day celebrating menstruation, we have the honor to present a selection of #EmergingMenstrualVoices. If you’re interested in joining, please stay tuned–we plan to offer the course again in Spring 2021. – Professor Inga Winkler
By Nay Alhelou Nay Alhelou is a Human Rights Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights and an MA candidate in Human Rights Studies at Columbia University. Her research focuses on the intersection of human rights, health and social factors. If you’ve been spending any time on your social media while in quarantine, … Continue reading The COVID-19 ‘Baby Boom,’ Contraception and Why I Could Not Wait for my First ‘Quarantine Period’
By Alexis Buncich Alexis Buncich is a senior at Columbia University studying English, with a focus on theater and human rights. Her work has also been published by The Columbia Daily Spectator and on her personal blog, abunchoflife.com. The gender gap in medical research is well known. Research is conducted on bodies that all fit into the … Continue reading The default body is extinct. Today’s bodies menstruate.