Hot Off The Rack

Hot Off The Rack

Hot Pantz: Do It Yourself Gynecology The mother of all DIY gynecology zines, Hot Pantz is a comprehensive and compact guide to treating female (and some male) maladies with herbs. From various menstrual issues to sexually transmitted diseases to urinary tract infections, yeast infections and beyond, Hot Pantz is consistently accessible and straightforward. In each entry there is a description of what’s happening in your body, resulting symptoms, and various ways to treat the problem. So, know thyself, and treat thyself – outside of the medical establishment! Distributed by Blood Sisters: www.bloodsisters.org Mine: An Anthology of Women’s Choices Always subtle and personal, and at times inspiring, disturbing and thought-provoking, Mine is a moving first-person anthology of abortion tales and issues. The stories include clinical and herbal abortions, as well as uterine extraction. Mine passionately and emphatically speaks to the overwhelming need for safe, accessible, low-cost abortions, and is critical of the often cold and rushed abortion clinics and their overworked practitioners. Contact: merrydeath@hotmail.com Red Alert Although Red Alert’s composition varies issue by issue, this infozine is a mixture of political essays, poems, feminist comics, photographs, stories, alternative menstrual health info, cloth-pad templates and other offerings. Its excellent design, well-supplied with graphics, offers a sassy and informative read. Red Alert puts the fun and bite back into menstrual politics. Distributed by Blood Sisters: www.bloodsisters.org Wive’s Tales Wive’s Tales is also dedicated to women reclaiming control over their bodies, health and lives. It includes information rarely collected elsewhere. In addition to herbal treatments for common diseases (UTIs, yeast infections, scabies, etc.) and alternative menstrual health info, Wive’s Tales delves into less known methods of birth control, such as fertility awareness and homemade spermicides. The zine also discusses breast self-exams, vaginal inspections with a speculum, homebirths, the morning after pill and more. Contact:dateaspokeanarchist@hotmail.com