- Sweatshop origins
- Alternative policies
- Workplace discrimination
1. 'Menstrual leave' origins
Menstrual leave policies originated in historical concerns about finding jobs for returning soldiers, post conflict labour conditions, and as a means to protect national fertility.
5. 'Menstrual leave' alternatives
10 workplace interventions that might actually help to improve the lives of people who menstruate (and their non-menstruating colleagues, too!)
2. 'Menstrual leave' health myths
The underlying myths and misconceptions about the experiences of the general menstruating population that might make ‘menstrual leave’- seem like a good idea.
Why menstrual leave is not the solution
This sex-specific employment policy is likely to result in negative consequences and obscures the real problem- lack of knowledge about menstrual health.
3. 'Menstrual leave' and sweatshop labour
The working conditions commonly found in countries that endorse menstrual leave policies have a few things in common, especially poor working conditions.
Dodgy data and the menstrual leave debate
I looked into the YouGov survey dataset regarding menstrual health and found that the BBC misused data to create misleading sensationalist headlines.
4. 'Menstrual leave' and gender equality
How menstrual leave policies reflect and contribute to cultures that position women as inferior to men, as revealed by wider regional and national contexts.
Why sex-specific policies don't work for women
The evidence-based argument against menstrual/menopause leave and how maternity leave can show us why sex-based policies don't work.