Teacher's Trick To Make Girls Getting Their Periods In School Comfortable Goes Viral

A middle school teacher figured out an awesome way to help her students deal with getting an unexpected visit from the menstruation fairy, and wrote a post about her method on Facebook that went viral for its inspirationally easy trick.

“I have been doing this for a little bit now,” the post says. “I use my old ipsy make up bags and make “menstruation care packs” for my students who start their periods unexpectedly. In middle school this happens A LOT. I put a few pads in the bag and a couple tampons and panty liners, and I also add a few prewrapped disposable wipes. The students know that they can come ask, and they get a really pretty bag with their needed supplies inside. It’s discreet and more fun that being handed a giant pad. I make sure to tell them to take as much as they may need for the whole day. I make a point to ask if they need more to take home.”

The post was shared on Facebook over 10,000 times, and has inspired some teachers and parents to follow suit. Like this adorable grandpa: “Me be male, and not need such items, however, I do have a daughter (and 2 granddaughters) that have seen those days. I had to deal with the fluctuating hormones though! I will be putting together some of these “care” packages, and giving them to teachers in my area!” (He’s not sure what an Ipsy bag is, though—y’all, it’s a cheap makeup bag that comes every month as part of Ipsy, a makeup subscription box).

It’s a great reminder that young girls getting their periods doesn’t have to be a big dramatic thing or a source of embarrassment—it can be a normalized part of their day, as long as they’re set up for that.

After all, getting your period sucks enough as it is without worrying that you don’t have a pad or tampon available.

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Model Shares Terrible Story Of Her Assault To Challenge How We Raise Girls

Australian model Jessica Leahy is encouraging parents to change how they socialize young girls and boys so that both can grow up in a safer society. Part of that means sharing her own stories of harassment, some of which are extremely harrowing.

Leahy has been harassed a lot in her life, and not just because she’s gorgeous. Women everywhere can harassed by men. She wrote about her experiences for Whimm, explaining what she thinks needs to change if life for women is going to change.

Leahy’s experience is sadly way too common:

Leahy wants parents to stop teaching girls to be”good” or quiet, especially when they’re the targets of harassment or abuse. She writes, “From birth, we are told not to be rude, or bossy, or difficult and above all, not to be a bitch. And it’s this obsession with ‘being nice’ that is getting good girls into bad trouble.”

But it’s not just on girls to change and get less “nice.” Leahy writes that for women, it’s a constant struggle to decide which battles to fight. It can be exhausting calling out and confronting every instance of sexual harassment and sexism you encounter everyday. 

She asks that men start stepping in when they see a woman being harassed. She asks that when men are along together that they call out “locker room talk.” She says what we need are “decent guys raised to be equally invested in making bacon out of chauvinist pigs.” 

Give the ladies a break and pick up some of the slack, fellas. Or at the very least, keep your hands to yourself.

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Girls Get Teddy Bears With Late Grandfather's Voice Recording And We're In Tears

Family ties are important to everyone. Even those who don’t communicate all that well throughout the year make an effort to contact those they really do love during the holidays. Personally, the only significance holidays have to me are that I get some extra time off from work to spend with my family, and I know I’m not alone when it comes to that.

As anyone reading this knows, however, our time on this plane of existence is limited, and your first holiday without a parent, grandparent, sibling, or anyone you’ve been close to your entire life is going to be difficult. 

Losing a loved one is a difficult concept to grasp, even more so for a child. One Twitter user shared a moment this Christmas when her aunt gave her sisters teddy bears that had a familiar voice to them.

The response to the video assured is what you might expect. 

The girls immediately recognized the voice of their late grandfather once they squeezed their respective bear’s hand.

Possibly the best feature Build-A-Bear has ever offered, as it’s definitely a lovely way to ensure that their grandpa was around for this Christmas and will be for many more to come.

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