The recent expulsion of the Tampax advertisement from Irish television has triggered a wave of national debate surrounding the stigmatised, euphemised natural occurrence that is periods.
As the Black Lives Matter movement makes its way around the world, we have to realise that racism is prevalent in our own society and take a look at how we can change ourselves in order for greater change to happen. No matter what age, race or social class we have to acknowledge that racism exists and that we all should try to understand and listen to the stories and experiences of people who suffer because of it.
Now these “demons” per say aren’t as life threatening or altering as they sound, but finally sorting out your wardrobe after 6 months is not an easy task. Other tasks include resisting the urge to bite your nails, finally throwing old schoolbooks away and not posting on social media every 0.2 seconds. However the biggest task of all is choosing not to live out of your fridge.
The idea of female nudity instead became associated with sin and shame, a one-way, non-refundable ticket out of The Garden of Eden. It may be acceptable for Adam and Eve to be depicted as naked in the Story of Creation but the taboos of nudity and partial nudity are topics that still create controversy in the 21st century world of Instagram.
The durag’s origin dates back to the 19th century, when poor black labourers and slaves needed something to tie their hair back while they worked. Around the 1930’s during the Great Depression and the Harlem Renaissance, African Americans discovered they could also use this headwear to maintain difficult hairstyles.
According to the 2017 study by Regus, 48 percent reported that children or family demanding attention was the biggest issue when working at home. It can be particularly confusing for children, as your physical presence no longer means access. They may not understand that you have to remain detached and focused on work.