From: "'Andrew Phelps' <>"


Subject: Re: [PsySR-humanrights] FW: [smcrmembers] A BIG DAY for menstrual advocacy!

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 7:17 PM


Ijk, Ehl:

The DSM-IV was designed with a "PMS disorder." I was part of a group of "mental patient" activists that protested at the San Francisco ApA convention where the diagnosis was under discussion. With that diagnosis in mind, I went (with some other activists) to a meeting of the National Organization of Women, and got them to co-sponsor our protest.

The impact of our demo was sufficient that the committee discussing the DSM-IV invited us into their meeting, so that they might "hear" our concerns.


My best

Andrew Phelps



On Wed, 4/20/16, Ehl wrote:

This is amazing! I didn't know such organizations existed! I'm going out to buy it.

On Apr 20, 2016, at 5:37 PM, Ijk wrote:

PsySR, I want to share this important happening with you. One of my professional organizations is the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research. Our organization is mentioned in a current Newsweek issue on western culture problems with menstruation. See below!

We are amazed that this public conversation is happening.