Hiromi Ozaki, a Japanese-British artist who often focuses on gender roles and boundaries in her art, recently designed a “Menstruation Machine”. The machine is meant to be worn around the torso like a heavy belt so that men can experience that terrible pain that women have to endure once a month. The machine actually stimulates abdominal pain that is supposedly similar to cramps, though I can’t imagine it really feels the same. It also releases the same amount of blood (colored liquid, not real blood) that a woman releases during her cycle. Check out the video for all the details!
Michaela is a recent Seven Sisters graduate with a self-designed degree in Sexuality Studies. When she's not blogging, you'll find her teaching Health and Wellness and A Cappella to high school students, helping women find properly fitting bras, and working as an editor on a documentary. She hopes to continue her education one day with a PhD in Feminist Anthropology.
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