#periodtwitter survey
This is a very brief survey designed to collect impressions of and experiences with menstruation-related conversations on Twitter. It was inspired by a seminar I've been taking in Critical Menstruation Studies and particularly by a 2011 article by Leslie-Jean Thornton from the journal Sex Roles entitled "'Time of the Month' on Twitter: Taboo, Stereotype and Bonding in a No-Holds-Barred Public Arena" (DOI: 10.1007/s11199-011-0041-2). Basically, I'm curious about how people use Twitter to talk about periods and how far we might (or might not) have come from Thornton's analysis in 2011.

If you are not/have never been a menstruator, you are still welcome to take this survey, but some of the questions may not be as relevant to your personal experience. Same if you are not/have never been a Twitter user. If you have any feedback or want to offer more in-depth answers than allowed by this survey medium, please reach out to me at twitter.com/missrrg. Please also feel free to share the link to this survey with anyone you think might be interested.

The survey is completely anonymous (unless you volunteer personal identifying details in your answers). I will post an analysis of the responses on my Twitter (twitter.com/missrrg) and blog (rachelbythebooks.com) once I have some useful data. Thank you for participating!

1. Do you menstruate?
2. How would you describe your gender identity?
3. How would you describe your Twitter usage?
4. Please rate how likely you would be to do the following things on Twitter.
Very Unlikely
Very Likely
Post publicly about your own period
Post or retweet menstruation-related articles or news stories
Publicly respond to someone else's period-related tweets
Use a menstruation-related hashtag
Respond to someone else's period-related tweets via DM
5. If you have ever posted about menstruation (either your own personal experiences or menstruation in general) on Twitter, how would you describe the response to your post(s)?
6. Open Answer: Can you think of a time when you observed or participated in a conversation about menstruation on Twitter that made an impression on you (whether that impression was positive or negative)? (e.g. #periodsforpence, viral marketing from companies like Thinx or Always #likeagirl, personal interactions)
Your answer
7. Open Answer: Do you think Twitter is a good medium for productive, positive conversations about menstruation and menstrual issues? Is it a place you would be likely to turn to for conversations on these issues?
Your answer
8. Open Answer: Is there anything you'd like to add about your experience with how menstruation is handled on Twitter that wasn't covered in this survey?
Your answer
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