Smashing Period Taboo for Girls in the U.S.

“Aunt Flo’s Here,” “The Curse,” “My Friend’s Visiting,” “The Red Monster,” “Shark Week,” “On the Rag,” “Comma” or simply “That Time of the Month” are just a few of the 5,000 slang phrases that girls and women use to talk about their periods. This coded language perpetuates the stigma surrounding menstruation and makes periods a…