The Menstruation Movement Needs More Than An Emoji

The period drop emoji is a fitting manifestation of this technology-induced phenomena: that the only way to captivate someone’s attention on any level anymore, is only through a social media or messaging forum. More concerning than the narrowed audience captivation of the emoji itself, is the presence of social media as the assumed ‘cataclysm’ of political and social change.

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Alona Arneson
The Menstrual Movement starts with one drop

Growth is gradual. Success is gradual. All who are involved in the ups and downs of social movements may want to reach across national and international spaces, but the reality of it is that all grassroots start locally---the want to serve those in international spaces is well-intentioned but often never fully formed. In truth, to extend services without the full scope of resources and knowledge is more of a disservice to those struggling than support.

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Alona Arneson