Feminine Hygiene is Fun! Find Out in New York!
Even as I write, actors get their sets up and
their lines down in order to reFRESH you about the delights and silliness
of staying fresh "down there."
"The all-chick sketch comedy group, Fried Eggs, takes on feminine hygiene, girls' health class and college women
studies at the Solo Arts Group, 36 W. 17th
Street, 5th Floor, in New York City, on Thursdays from September 11 to October
30 at 8 pm; admission is $10," writes stand-up comic/actress (and restaurant
reviewer!) O. Susannah from Greenwich Village.
Besides Susannah, you'll also see
who recently toured the Ukraine and Mongolia with Virtual Souls, which
also played last year at La Mama. Originally from the Venezuela/Trinidad
area, Zabryna is a graduate of Fordham University. Some of her credits
include "America's Most Wanted" and "As the World
Lana Quintal, the
"nice touch" gal in the Staples
Office Supply commercial. She's a Syracuse
University graduate born in Massachusetts, and toured with Peter Rabbit
of Theatreworks, USA. This past summer she appeared in The Taffetas at
Cortlandt Theatre Rep.
is from Pittsburgh and graduated from the University of Wisconsin. She recently
appeared in the film Flush, worked as a correspondent for the "Ricki
Lake Show" and toured with Theatreworks, USA.
And your MUM will be there too, or at least her youngest daughter, in the form of an
exhibit of menstrual advertising and commentary, which forms a part of an
exhibit about school health films, Lysol douche advertisements and similar
Call the Fried Eggs Hotline at 212-475-1284*1
for more information!
No Menses, No MUM? NO, NO!
Last week I received this ominous e-mail, although it was not composed
of words cut out from an electronic newspaper :
Harry [Finley, MUM director],
This is your worst nightmare: Menopause. No more menses. It has to
happen; it is inevitable. You have to face it. But menopause is where we
start. We would like a reciprocal link. Check us out at www.menopause-online.com
YOU HAVE TO RECOGNIZE US
OK, OK! The future Museum of Women's Health will include permanent and
temporary exhibits about menopause. MUM right now lacks space and people
to do more than it's now doing, although menopause is a natural phase of
menstruation. Just wait!
And For Beginners . . .
Here's a site for folks at the front of the cycle:
A Reader to the Rescue!
Dear Mr. Finley,
I read [a recent] article about your museum this morning. I really
don't see why people react strangely to your museum. For so long people
wouldn't talk about sex. Now, it's everywhere. It's a natural human function.
Your museum deals with a natural human function too. I suppose those who
are "horrified" at the subject material must not be too comfortable
with that fact.
It's just one of those things . . . if the subject were so bad and
so taboo, why do they advertise incessantly for it on TV? How to be more
comfortable, the newest designs in protection, or even how to deal with
the times it can get uncomfortable? I think those who have reacted negatively
need to realize it's not a bad thing, it's natural, and realize there are
far more traumatic subjects that could be discussed in museum detail.
Today a museum visitor told me that a male friend read the following
on the wall of a stall in a men's public toilet: Don't
trust anything that can bleed for a week and not die!
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