The Curse: Confronting the Last Unmentionable Taboo: Menstruation
The Curse examines the culture of concealment that surrounds menstruation and the devastating impact such secrecy has on women's physical and psychological health. But the hush surrounding menstruation makes it "impolite" to challenge such assumptions. Houppert argues that industry ad campaigns have effectively stymied consumer debate, research, and safety monitoring of the sanitary protection industry. By telling girls and women how to think and talk about menstruation, the mostly male-dominated media have set a tone that shapes women's experiences for them, defining what they are allowed to feel about their periods, their bodies, and their sexuality.
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THE CURSE: Confronting the Last Unmentionable Taboo: MenstruationUser Review - Kirkus
Who would have guessed that there are serious issues around menstruation, a bodily function that's been around since Eve got tossed from Eden? This book makes them not only clear, but urgent. Dioxin ... Read full review
The curse: confronting the last unmentionable taboo: menstruationUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Although menstruation is a normal physiological function, discussing it openly is not acceptable. Journalist Houppert examines current attitudes and their impact on women. The taboos prevent consumer ... Read full review