Published February 2017, Operation Period (formerly ROSIE) distributed its first press release on the importance of language in the fight for menstrual equity.

Published February 2017, Operation Period (formerly ROSIE) distributed its first press release on the importance of language in the fight for menstrual equity.

Language Matters

Here at Operation Period, we fight for everyone’s right to accessible, affordable menstrual products and health education. And we mean everyone.

Not just women bleed. Trans men and nonbinary people menstruate as well. When we don’t fight for everyone who bleeds, we claim victory when the fight is not over.

The only time on our social media/website or in person you will hear an OP representatives using gendered language is when we are citing a statistic that specifically only polled a single demographic.

It may be politically convenient to push only for women and girls, but it is not inclusive or just. Throughout history, time and time again, marginalized groups have been left behind for the sake of progress.

We want better. We work for all those who bleed.

#ForThoseWhoBleed