Period poverty is a prevalent problem in Hungary – hundreds of menstruating people, mostly young girls and women suffer from it. However, it’s not an issue that has sparked a political debate or media sensation.
The Covid-19 crisis has put the economic, social and health systems of all over the world on it’s head, and institutions have failed to respond. An Italian feminist collective decided to create a network of pro-choice realities in order to support and guide women* who were seeking for an abortion.
Within western society, the female body has been corrupted to be ‘innately’ sexual for the masculine, and thus it has been regarded as unspeakable, unseeable. It exists to serve two purposes; bearing children and conforming to the sexual desires of the valued phallus.
For over a decade, social media has been a central part of the technology-fuelled society we live in. However, as a young woman, I cannot help but feel that this increased exposure has led to me feeling more hopeless and negative than positive and empowered.