My experience with menstrual cups

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I’ve been planning to write this post for several months now, but it’s only now that I’m getting to it because a) I wanted to overcome my learning curve, and b) I have been really busy*.

Anyway— this post is about my experience so far with menstrual cups! I’ve been using them for five months now, and am currently on the 4th/lastish day of my current cycle. I’m so thrilled because I finally had a completely pad-free and leak-free cycle. I’ll discuss about how I got to that point more, later on.

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Are working women really empowered?

MANILA, Philippines – Has being a woman ever cost you a dream job or a promotion? You’re not alone.

Despite existing laws penalizing discrimination and violence against women, many still face hurdles in finding or keeping work.

Recent statistics from employment portal Jobstreet.com revealed that gender stereotypes persist when it comes to where women – and men – end up being hired.

Do we blame employers? Individuals who only apply for certain jobs? Or is this a symptom of the larger issue of how society perceives women in general? (READ: Looking for ‘young, female, pleasing’ applicants? Not right)

To answer these questions, Rappler and Pantene hosted “Work It: A forum on Gender and Job (In)security” last Saturday, March 29. Members of the government, leaders of non-governmental groups, and representatives from several industries came together to discuss the trends and issues that shape the Filipino woman’s workplace.

Read the full article on Rappler

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