Vagina events in Vancouver and Victoria
The next week is a whirlwind of sexual and reproductive health events for me. Come say hi at any or all of these!
June 6 - Period: The End of Menstruation?
A screening of Giovanna Chesler’s documentary film about the rising popularity of menstrual suppression using continuous birth control pills and other hormonal methods, presented by the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research and CeMCOR. Timely topic! Should be a fun discussion afterwards, too.
“As millions of women and girls take shots and pills to stop their periods, the meaning of menstruation changes. Current marketing of hormonal birth control attracts customers by promising freedom from monthly periods. For many consumers, menstrual suppression eliminates painful monthly flow, giving them more control in their lives. For others, menstrual suppression represents a frightening shift in thinking about the human body and another dangerous experiment on woman’s health. Period: The End of Menstruation? interrogates the cultural and medical side effects of suppression before ‘the curse’ disappears.”
7pm, Wednesday, June 6
Suggested donation $10
410-1430 Segal Room
SFU Harbour Centre (515 W. Hastings)
June 8 - Me talking about labia angst
I’ll be presenting about idealized vulvas, genital self-esteem, cosmetic labiaplasty surgeries, and what kinds of sex education could improve those situations, as part of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research Conference at UBC.
3:15 - 4:15pm, Friday, June 8
UBC (Room TBA)
Registration for the entire conference is a couple hundred dollars; I don’t know how it works if you just want to see one session. I’m sure there’s a way.
June 13 - Celebrating Orgasm
Betty Dodson’s educational DVD about women’s masturbation techniques! I’m screening this with two friends (Robin Tosczak from AVP and Tracey Coulter from The T-Spot), following an enthusiastic response to Betty’s recent workshop. Movie and discussion; self-identified women only.
7pm, Wednesday, June 13
$5, please RSVP
Collard Room at Swans Hotel (506 Pandora)
Hope to see some of you out and about this week. If you have questions or know of other events I should check out while I’m in Vancouver, do email. Thanks!
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