So here we are in 2020 with a ban on a #tampax ad, yet 20 years ago on this day women in Armagh jail were using menstrual blood as a weapon of resistance against state violence. See my article for more info: https://t.co/NMoTWkKydn pic.twitter.com/cFQwDOPRBR
— Theresa O’Keefe (@Theresa_OKeefe) July 29, 2020
This article (at link below) suggests that the use of menstrual blood in resisting the state is an act so subversive that it effectively disrupted staunchly entrenched gender norms in Northern Irish society prior to the height of the conflict. This in turn provoked the rise of a distinct form of feminism rooted within the republican movement.