Sex and the City is a cult TV series and for a good reason. The 1990s HBO series was influential and set trends. Never before had women on television spoken so openly about their sexuality. Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha lived an emancipated lifestyle and in many cases were an inspiration to real women.
Once a month I bleed. I also get cramps, stomach pains and find myself on an emotional rollercoaster. Luckily, I’m not alone. Millions of women menstruate every month. In fact, in all spheres of life there are women who bleed. And yet menstruation remains a taboo subject. That has to change. Thankfully, social media campaigns and advocates have taken the first step toward promoting liberal conversations about the monthly menstrual cycle.
When men paint or take photos of women in the nude the results are generally accepted and celebrated as works of art. However, when women post nude photos of themselves on Instagram, they are often stigmatized as sex objects. As a consequence, women are immediately expected to justify such posts or else they have to suffer vile insults such as being called a ‘slut’. Enough with the double standards!