BuzzFeed has released a video featuring women painting with their period blood – because, feminism.
The clip – uploaded to BuzzFeed’s ‘Ladylike’ page – opens with a compilation of the women stating, “getting a period can sometimes be tricky. And often, we’re taught to hide the fact that we’re even on our periods. But why? It’s the human body, dammit.”
“So with the help of artist Sarah Levy we’re taking period shame and flipping it on its head.”
Sarah Levy, for the record, looks pretty much exactly like you’d imagine.
She’s known for using her menstrual blood to paint a portrait of Donald Trump, which is undoubtedly what got BuzzFeed rushing to book her for a video shoot.
Returning to the BuzzFeed ‘Ladylike’ video, Levy instructs the women to “do a kegel, basically” to properly collect the blood.
Fast forward to the painting portion of the video, the women discover that – surprise – period blood smells.
They proceed to use tampons as paintbrushes. One woman painted chocolate chip cookies – using her period blood clots as chip – while the other painted a glass of wine.
See the haunting video below.
Unsurprisingly, the video has prompted plenty of reaction.