We got to talking about this again today (don’t miss the comments), and Sarah and I have put together our own response. She hit upon the inspired title and volunteered to be the cover girl. (And by ‘volunteered’, I mean ‘chose posing over stealing an image off the internet’.)
It seems really bizarre to us that a whole host of women had to write, edit and lay out that anti-periodical’s non-review, and it still made it to press. We get particularly irked when period shame is around under the guise of ‘vehemently over it and will say so to anyone who’ll listen’.
My grandma used to read that magazine (you know which one we’re talking about). I remember seeing a bunch of back issues sitting in the magazine rack next to her sofa while I interviewed her about attitudes to periods on the lower east side in the 1920s. Readers of Adventures in Menstruating #2 will know that my grandma was more enlightened then than Bledbook is now. -Chella
PS Just a quick edit to add that Bust has picked up…Snubgate? Shall we call it Snubgate?