In collaboration with student group Reproductive Rights Talk and Action Group (RRTAG), the Library has created a small display of materials in the Library’s Main Lobby in support of RRTAG's donation drive. All throughout the month of February, RRTAG will be hosting a pads, tampons, and diapers donation drive, where all proceeds will go to Janus House in Bridgeport and Project Return in Westport. Donation sites will be at BCC Info Desk through 2/21 and The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Commons in Donnarumma Hall, and McAuliffe Hall through 3/1.
Books on display include The Curse: Confronting the Last Unmentionable Taboo: Menstruation by Karen Houppert, Our Bodies, Ourselves by the Boston Women’s Health Collective and Judy Norsigian, New Blood: Third-Wave Feminism and the Politics of Menstruation by Chris Bobel and Judith Lober, The Wrong Prescription for Women: How Medicine and Media Create a “Need” for Treatment, Drugs, and Surgery edited by Maureen C. McHugh and Joan C. Chrisler, Out for Blood: Essays on Menstruation and
RRTAG's aim in this drive is to draw attention to the lack of access to feminine hygiene products that women and females at risk through poverty or homelessness face. For more information about RRTAG, email firstname.lastname@example.org.