How To Talk About Periods, At The
How to talk about periods, at the workplace?
This situation can be a bit more challenging, as in most workplaces it’s not “necessary” to talk about periods. However, if you work with basically anyone who’s ever had a period, the topic of menstruation will inevitably arise—who hasn’t needed to borrow a tampon at work!?
Here are some ways you can normalize menstruation in your workplace.
1. Boldly hold your tampon in your hand when you go to the bathroom (don’t hide it!)
2. Speak up when someone uses inappropriate or demeaning language to talk about women and/or menstruation.
3. Support fellow colleagues who are on the receiving end of inappropriate jokes or comments (see example below).