Much has been written in defense of the beleaguered and besmirched Britney Spears, but nothing has been so viscerally moving as Margaret Cho's sisterly call to bleed, "Let She Who Is Without Period Stains Throw the First Tampon." Though many women might go so far as to scold the paparazzi for exposing the aging starlet in yet another vicious way, few would sacrifice their own placental privacy to the cause.
A choice morsel from the bloody cri de coeur: "I never move because my mattress is so so so so stained that whenever I change the sheets it just looks like a murder scene. I'm serious. Somebody should put crime scene 'do not cross' tape up."
Carol Lloyd is currently at work on a book about the gentrification wars in San Francisco's Mission District.