Someone sent this absolutely incredible flash game into the Wesleying Tip Box and I think it’s my civic duty to post it here because A) it’s mind-blowingly awesome B) It’s the end of Fall Break and who doesn’t need more internet distractions before school tomorrow amirite? C) I went to the same high school as one of the girls who made this game and my school spirit is at an all time high.
The game, Tampon Run, involves running around throwing tampons at your enemies and conquering your fear of talking about menstruation. I had a great time playing it instead of working on various essays, readings, and my thesis. It brought up certain concerns for me, such as, why does WeShop never stock my favorite tampon brand? And: what would happen if I threw tampons at my enemies in real life? Would we forget our differences and bond over those oh-so-human tendencies that connect us all?
Anyway, my musings aside, the two awesome girls, Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser, who made this game met at Girls Who Code this past summer. Tampon Run was their final project and numerous articles have been written about how cool they are, like this one, that one, and this one.
Wesleyan alumni Jon Golbe ’06 and Jess Lane ’06 have come out with their newest video, “Chicks in the City” just in time for the Sex and the City movie premiere. Who has the better cast? It’s hard to tell…
Because there are healthier (environmentally and bodily!) ways of dealing with your period…
Learn about alternative menstrual products that are easier on you and the environment. Consider that pesticide-laden cotton pads and tampons are being sent by the ton to landfills, while causing serious issues for women and the environment. We’ll be sewing our own cloth pads and talking about other options, from organic cotton disposables to the reusable rubber menstrual cup, which is a one-time waste-free (and more comfortable) menstrual product that lasts up to 10 years! The sewing circle will be a safe space to ask all your questions so you can decide what’s best for you. All sewing materials supplied, and we’ll be raffling off great prizes, including $20 value Diva Cups! Plus, stick around after the workshop for great homemade treats at Earth House’s Love Your Blood period party at 3. Wear red and enjoy red and chocolate-themed treats!
What: Environmenstrual Health Workshop and Period Party When: Sunday, March 30th at 1 pm Where: Earth House, 159 High St.