We didn’t choose to bleed, but we will choose how to.
Women are designed to bleed against their will, and this bleeding has been symbolized as mystery, impurity, and inferiority. The history of bleeding goes with the course of history. War, revolution, and economic development defined the new roles of women, and the needs of the times invented new ways of bleeding. As the extension of women’s rights reached a plateau at some point, there has been no advancement since disposable pads and tampons, the virtues of which is to be quick, be unnoticed, be quiet, and be shameful.
The US National Public Radio(NPR) crowned 2015 as the Year of Period, and this big wave of free bleeding movement has arrived in Korea. Women all over the world start to speak with one voice to break the taboo and fight for equality. We are now facing the new era of alternative bleeding; new menstrual products are pouring out of technology and imagination. Youtube star reviewing menstrual products has more than a million subscribers, and politicians start paying attention to bleeding. Now, women talk about bleeding, demand better ways of bleeding, and exercise their right to choose.
KIM Bo-ram has majored in Literature in university and has been greatly influenced by English Literature. She worked in a story development team for a film production for two years. She was the scriptwriter of Upo, People in Wetland which was broadcasted on EBS DocuPrime and screened in Shanghai TV Festival in 2013. She has been working as a producer for the last two years and For Vagina’s Sake is her first film to direct.
OH Hee-jung used to work at a global consulting firm helping European companies enter into Korean and Asian markets. With her deep love for films, she decided to change the field where she builds bridge between East and West. She has been working as the only sales agent based and specialized in Asia and For Vagina's Sake is her first film to produce.
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